Eureka Springs, Arkansas is one of those delightful, magical destinations that glimmers during Christmas time. The winding streets of the Historic District are beautifully decorated this time of year and the town truly comes to life with shimmering, blinking lights each evening all throughout this season.
You know those little Christmas villages displayed on the mantle during the holidays?
We're that real-life town nestled here in the Ozarks. So, if you look at your little village perched there on your mantle, you're likely looking at what Eureka Springs, Arkansas, looks like during Christmas time.
A true holiday destination, our cozy, friendly mountain village sparkles with brightly lit Victorian gingerbread houses all across town.
Come visit us here in Eureka Springs this Holiday Seasons and consider participating in some of the memorable events featured below:
HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
November 30, 2019
Do all of your Christmas shopping and support our local businesses while strolling the streets of downtown Eureka Springs on Shop Small Saturday - November 30, 2019.
THE PARADE OF LIGHTS | CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 6th, 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. For more information call 479-253-8737
THE CHRISTMAS 40th TOUR OF HOMES
December 7, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
The Christmas Tour of Homes, offers a unique opportunity to step inside some of Eureka Springs’ beautiful Victorian homes; 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 40th season and tickets will begin to go on sale on November 18, 2019 at www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Each year at the beautiful Crescent Hotel, dozens of trees are uniquely decorated to create an illuminated Christmas forest. Each tree represents a different local Eureka Springs’ charity. Vote for your favorite sparkling tree. The Holiday Tree Forest is a feature, each year at Holiday Time, on the lawn of the Crescent Hotel, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
20th ANNUAL SANTA'S BRUNCH AT THE CRESCENT HOTEL
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Crystal Ballroom - Crescent Hotel
8:00AM - 1:00PM
$7.95 kids 6-12
Free for kids 5 and under
Santa arrives at The Crescent Hotel on Sunday, December 8, 2019 where he is the star of the show at the 20th annual Santa's Brunch At The Crescent Hotel. While enjoying a delicious brunch offered by Santa the Chefs of the Crescent Hotel's Crystal Ballroom, guests (and the little ones, of course) get a chance to sit on Ol'Saint Nick's lap to capture that very moment you told Santa you were "nice," and not "naughty," this year.
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND SANTAS
December 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
$15 ($30 with T-Shirt)
Find your best white beard and bright red coat and join hundreds of other Santas for a Christmas-themed bar crawl beginning in Basin Spring Park. Play Reindeer Games at participating bars for chances to win prizes along the way!
Purchase your tickets online at: Night of a Thousand Santas