Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others - THAT is the definition of charisma and that also happens to be a way to describe charismatic Eureka Springs, Arkansas as well.
One of those delightful, magical destinations that glimmers during Christmas time, the winding streets of the Historic District of Eureka Springs are beautifully decorated.
This time of year the town truly comes to life with shimmering, blinking lights each evening all throughout this joyful season.
You know those little Christmas villages displayed on the Mom's mantle during the holidays? That’s us! We live in that real-life village right here in the Ozarks. So, if you look at Mom's little village perched there on her mantle, you're likely looking at what Eureka Springs, Arkansas, looks like during the holiday season.
A true destination, our cozy, friendly mountain village sparkles with brightly lit Victorian gingerbread houses all across town. As events and attractions begin to resume here please take a moment, pack up the family and come visit us here in Eureka Springs this Holiday Season and consider participating in some of the memorable events featured below:
HOLIDAY EVENTS 2021
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
November 27, 2021
Do all of your Christmas shopping and support our local businesses while strolling the streets of downtown Eureka Springs on Shop Small Saturday - November 27, 2021.
Those who arrive at 10:00am in Basin Park will receive a FREE SHOP SMALL goodie bag filled with merchant coupons, specials, and goodies! One lucky winner will receive a FREE 2 night stay & couples spa package to the historic PALACE HOTEL! Valued over $950!
THE PARADE OF LIGHTS | CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 3rd, Downtown, 6 p.m.
One of Eureka's favorite parades is back ON! 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 Cinematic Christmas," so pick your favorite holiday movie and run with it!
Each year, the holiday season in Eureka Springs kicks off with the Parade of Lights Christmas Parade. With the events of Covid-19, this has been much anticipated. Santa and his elves will also be here traveling through.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES - Dec. 2022
Typically, 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.
Each walking tour, typically, offers a minimum of five to eight residences, as well as neighboring historic churches and businesses. A different historic neighborhood is featured in town each year.
This self-guided tour is curated and hosted by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society. This year is still "a bit too soon" for entering into homes so this is being planned to return in December 2022.
Get your tickets along with more information on this at www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org
THE CHRISTMAS FOREST
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.
LIVING WINDOWS IN DOWNTOWN EUREKA! Saturday, December 11, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Come to downtown Eureka Springs and enjoy Santa in the park, carolers singing in the streets, and one-of-a-kind living windows presented by all of the merchants of Eureka Springs!
Note: This season, Eureka is offering free 2-hour metered parking for shoppers and visitors.
Skate on Natural Ice. The only location in Arkansas to skate on a true frozen pond is at the Crescent Hotel & Spa.
Note: Weather dependent