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Eureka Springs is a Magical Holiday Adventure for the Whole Family.

In the heart of the Ozark hills, among ancient trees and rolling landscapes, lies a town that seems plucked from the pages of a Charles Dickens' fairytale. Our very own Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a place where time slows, magic comes to life, and an enchanting aura illuminates the entire Holiday season.

The winding streets of the Historic District, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, transport visitors to a world where holiday spirit abounds. Join us on a journey through our captivating town and let the story of Eureka Springs at Christmastime inspire your own magical adventure.

Downtown Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, with its Victorian architecture and cobbled streets, exudes a palpable sense of history. As you stroll through the Historic District, it's as if the ghosts of Christmases past whisper secrets of yesteryear. The intricate details of the gingerbread-trimmed houses and ornate storefronts harken back to a time when holiday traditions were steeped in elegance and grace.

New Orleans Hotel, Eureka Springs, AR

As dusk descends upon Eureka Springs, a transformation takes place. The town awakens with a symphony of lights, casting a warm glow upon the cobblestones. Trees adorned with shimmering ornaments line the streets, and storefronts compete in a friendly competition of festive displays. The air is filled with the scent of evergreen and the sound of carolers, creating a sensory tapestry that is nothing short of enchanting.

Santa in Eureka Springs' Christmas Parade

In the heart of the Historic District, you'll find shops and boutiques offering an array of artisanal goods and unique gifts. From handmade ornaments to locally crafted candles, each item tells a story of the talented artisans who call Eureka Springs home. The spirit of giving and the joy of discovery infuse every corner of our charming town.


November 25, 2023

Do all of your Christmas shopping and support our local businesses while strolling the streets of downtown Eureka Springs on Shop Small Saturday - November 25, 2023.

Shopping nuts shopping at the Nuthouse

Eureka Springs comes alive with the sounds of the season. Carolers in period costumes serenade passersby, their voices harmonizing in perfect unity. From the haunting strains of a lone violinist to the lively tunes of a brass band, the music of Christmas weaves a melodic tapestry that lingers in the heart long after the visit has ended.

The Crescent Hotel Fireplace

The culinary scene in Eureka Springs is a feast for the senses. From cozy cafes offering steaming mugs of mulled wine to fine dining establishments serving exquisite holiday fare, the town's eateries embrace the spirit of the season with open arms. Indulge in gingerbread pancakes, sip on spiced hot chocolate, and savor the warmth of a roaring fire as you dine in style.

Crescent Hotel's East Lawn Christmas Forest

As you explore further, you'll discover hidden gems that seem straight out of a fairytale. The Crescent Hotel, perched atop a hill with views that stretch to the horizon, welcomes guests with roaring fires and the promise of warm hospitality. The scent of spiced cider mingles with the crackling of the hearth, inviting you to linger a little longer in this haven of comfort.

Head to the back porch of The Crescent Hotel and see more than 30 trees adorned with holiday cheer and charity in their heart. Located on the the hotel’s East Lawn, each tree is uniquely decorated for a different local and area charity. Guests vote for favorite tree until December 31st. Each tree’s “votes” plus a little extra from the hotel will be donated to that charity. The Christmas Forest has raised over $40,000 since its inception.

Eureka Springs offers more than just a glimpse into the past; it invites you to become a part of the story. In past parades, Santa has been known to visit upon his very own horse-drawn carriage transport passersby to an era of romance and nostalgia.

Step into the shoes of a bygone time and let the magic of the season wash over you.

One visit to Eureka Springs in the holiday season and you will carry with you the memories of a Christmas steeped in magic and wonder. The winding streets, the twinkling lights, and the warm embrace of the town's residents will linger in your heart, reminding you that the spirit of the season is alive and well in this hidden gem of the Ozarks. Allow the story of Eureka Springs at Christmastime to inspire your own journey into the enchanting world of holiday magic.

Come visit us here in Eureka Springs and consider participating in some of the memorable events happening this season:


December 1st, Downtown, 6 p.m.

The holiday season in Eureka Springs begins with the much-anticipated Parade of Lights Christmas Parade. Santa and his elves travel through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights.

The Tower House Inn, Eureka Springs, AR

December 2, 2023 1:00pm - 6:00pm

The Christmas Tour of Homes, offers a unique opportunity to step inside some of Eureka Springs’ beautiful Victorian homes, hotels, and oldest establishments; all brightly lit and decorated for the season. This self-guided tour is curated and hosted by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society. This year marks the 43rd season and tickets will be sold online at


Capture the moment with Santa’s Breakfast in the Crystal Dining Room, 10 am – 12 pm. Indulge in a delectable spread of both sweet and savory breakfast favorites.

The Crescent Hotel Entrance

Experience the magic of Christmastime and bring along your cherished winter holiday traditions. This enchanting season is filled with joyous gatherings and opportunities to create timeless memories that will be remembered for a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as Eureka Springs transforms into a festive wonderland, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing those special family moments.

Santa visits every Saturday in December!

Come one come all, let's celebrate December in the Springs!❤️


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