Bell Buckle Olde Fashioned Christmas


What:              39th Annual Bell Buckle Old Fashioned Christmas and Quilt Walk
When:             Quilt Walk – Friday, Dec. 3rd and Sat. Dec. 4th 11:00am – 5:00pm

                        Olde Fashioned Christmas –Saturdays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th
Where:           Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Who:               Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce

Truly there is no more authentic place to celebrate the simple goodness of the holidays than in Bell Buckle, Tennessee where the warmth of the season radiates from every store and every person you meet. Warm, inviting, friendly, filled with the spirit of the holidays .  Christmas in Bell Buckle evokes warm fuzzies, smiles, and a memory of a more simple time spent with loved ones.  An Olde Fashioned Bell Buckle Christmas celebrates the simple goodness of the season  – sleigh rides with Santa, strolling carolers, a s’mores pit, a Pet Parade, and it’s all free!  Not. A. Dime!  Every bit of it FREE!  Your heart needs a smile and your soul needs to relax and take it all in.  Bell Buckle takes care of all of that for you.

The traditional Quilt Walk kicks off the Bell Buckle seasonal festivities.  The first ever Bell Buckle Quilt Walk was held thirty-nine years ago in 1982.  The historic little Victorian style town is full of late 18th century homes and for many folks this is the highlight of the event.  Private homes and several churches, each with its very own individual charm, will be showcasing not only an array of quilts but also the older, renovated turn of the century architecture.

Like the architecture of Bell Buckle’s historic homes, quilts are a tangible, tactile record of life in America’s past and present.  A stunning kaleidoscope of colors and patterns reflect the variety of quilts.  You will be able to see nearly every style from traditional all hand-sewn quilts to English batted, painted, patterned, trapunto shadow, embroidered, machine quilted, so-called Crazy, appliqued, and probably some other creations constructions.  Tour maps can be picked up at the downtown pavilion or downloaded from the Bell Buckle Chamber website.  You can drive at your own pace or shuttles will be available.  There will be Viewers’ Choice awards given for first and second place!  If you would like to enter your quilt, contact Lana Garvin at owner@hinklehilinn.com

Other festivities include the popular Night Market to be held on Friday at the downtown pavilion.  Shops will be staying open late, and there will be demonstrations, a kids’ movie playing in the pavilion, outdoor games, live music, as well as food booths and crafters.

Also, on Saturday there will be the ever popular Pet Parade. Again, go to www.bellbucklechamber.com for registration and entry forms.  It’s a sight to see all those happy pets and their owners strutting on Main Street in their festive holiday attire!

Santa and his elves will be offering FREE magical sleigh rides every Saturday around the quaint, tree lined streets to take in the mesmerizing lights and festive spirit that abound in Bell Buckle.  And there’s no chocolate shortage in Bell Buckle!  No sir!  In fact, in Bell Buckle we say “Let Them Eat S’Mores” at our free S’Mores Pit!  Bring the kids to the pavilion on Main Street to write their letters to Santa and pick up a few candy canes to boot!  Honestly, it just cannot get more Christmas than all this!  In case of rain, Santa will be parking his sleigh under the pavilion to stay dry and be available for photos.

When you think of Christmas, the songs and music of Christmas are one of the best parts of the entire season – all about happiness, anticipation, family, friends – the best of everything!  So enjoy those songs with old time strolling carolers.  Everyone stops whatever they’re doing when the carolers start up to listen or to even join in. 

It’s old fashioned, simple pleasures that make the holiday memories we love most.  That’s what Bell Buckle is all about.

Bell Buckle, Tennessee- Close to home but a world away! 

Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce www.BellBuckleChamber.com

Schedule of Events
(Be sure to check the Bell Buckle Chamber Facebook page for updates in case of weather)

Friday, December 3th
11:00 – 5:00 pm Quilt Walk and Tour of Homes
5:00pm – 8:00pm Night Market

Saturday, December 4th
11:00 – 5:00pm Quilt Walk and Tour of Homes
12:00pm                     Pet Parade
12:00pm – 4:00pm    Sleigh Rides with Santa, S’mores Pit, and Carolers

Saturday, December 11th
12:00pm – 4:00pm    Sleigh Rides with Santa, S’mores Pit, and Carolers

Saturday, December 18th
12:00pm – 4:00pm    Sleigh Rides with Santa, S’mores Pit, and Carolers

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