I love Christmas!
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 2022
Discover your favorite events, restaurants and bars.
Local Tip#1: The restaurants link above includes Aquarius Taqueria Tequila & Mezcal Bar but that restaurant is now closed.
Local Tip#2: The bars link above is pretty accurate EXCEPT that it doesn't include Eureka's newest and coolest - Missy's White Rabbit Lounge (located on the Rainbow Stairs.)
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
November 26, 2022
Do all of your Christmas shopping and support our local businesses while strolling the streets of downtown Eureka Springs on Shop Small Saturday - November 26, 2022. For more information click the link above.
EUREKA'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS
December 2nd, Downtown, 6 p.m
One of Eureka's favorite parades. This year's Parade of Lights rolls at 6:00PM through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights. This year's theme is: A National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! So, rev up the old station wagon and RV, because Cousin Eddie is coming to town! Show us your best recipe for Cat food Jello or EXTRA Roasted Turkey!
JINGLIN' JEEPS | CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 17th, Downtown, 6 p.m.
The Jeep Jinglin' Parade in Eureka Springs is delightful. So many lights. So many jeeps. So much joy! Santa and his elves travel through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights. For more information click the link above.
SNOW TRAIN VILLAGE
Begins after Thanksgiving and continues through January 1, 2023!
Fridays & Sundays 4:00pm-8:00pm
We are excited to host the largest train village display in the south! The exhibit consists of well over 300 buildings which take you back to a 1930’s to 1950’s landscape of small town America, with three Lionel 0 scale trains, a Lionel 0 scale trolley, and a Polar Express train.
CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES IN EUREKA SPRINGS
December 3, 2022 2:00pm
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 42nd season and tickets are only sold online at this link: www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
December 2, 2022 5:00pm
Each year in our beautiful Basin Park Hotel, we light the Christmas Tree right before the Annual Christmas Parade kicks off. Join us in Basin Spring Park before the parade to light the Town Tree!