Christmas in Eureka Springs
Families who are searching for a hometown feel this Christmas, where friends and neighbors share the spirit of the season, can find what they’re looking for in our historic Victorian Village of Eureka Springs.
Eureka Springs decks the halls with colorful lights ablaze throughout the historic district. Residents share the warmth of a small-town Christmas with visitors through the many holiday events and activities. The city has block after block of shops, boutiques, fine art galleries, and craft emporiums perfect for those one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.
Many holiday-related events throughout December will put you in that holiday spirit include:
November 26th-January 1st
Drive-Through Light Display at the Great Passion Play
Great Passion Play Grounds
Experience Christmas from Thanksgiving night through January 1 with a by donation drive-through light display with lights on from dark through 8:00 PM on Thursdays through Sundays on the grounds of The Great Passion Play. For more info visit www.greatpassionplay.org/Christmas.
Meet the Makers Holiday Show & Sale
This indoor two-day show will feature a broad mix of art mediums and crafts at the Main Stage Community Center.
Shop Small Saturday
Basin Spring Park 1pm-4pm
December 1st- January 1st
Christmas Tree Forest
Crescent Hotel Garden
More than 30 trees will adorn the holiday focal point of the hotel’s nearly 15 acres. An event to raise money for local charities, the annual Christmas forest is a community-wide decoration event that allows votes/collections with all money raised going directly to the charity with the top three vote-getters receiving an additional bonus from the Crescent and Basin Park Family. The Christmas Forest will remain on the East Lawn of the Crescent Hotel for display through January 1st, 2020.
53rd Annual Silver Tea
Crescent Hotel, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
On December 5th from 1:30 to 3:30, the Crystal Dining Room at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will be turned into a Winter Wonderland by the St. James Episcopal Church members. This yearly event on the first Thursday in December kicks off the Christmas Season Celebrations occurring all over town throughout the month. The tables are covered with silver trays full of tea cookies and sandwiches. Each year a non-profit organization in Carroll County is chosen to receive the proceeds.
Christmas Parade of Lights
Downtown, 6 p.m.
One of Eureka’s favorite parades. This evening’s Parade of Lights rolls at 6:00 p.m. through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights. Start your holiday season in Eureka. www.eurekaspringschamber.com.
Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A walking tour of a sampling of Eureka’s most beautifully restored homes giving guests a glimpse of a bygone era. All stops on the self-guided tour will be lavishly decorated for the season with Victorian- attired docents to relate the history of each home. Visitors will be treated to carolers, Christmas music and refreshments along their journey into the past. Visit www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org.
John Two-Hawks Holiday Concert
The Auditorium 7 pm
16th annual holiday concert featuring John Two-Hawks and featuring the Bentonville Washington Jr. High Girls’ Choir at The Aud in Eureka Springs. Tickets available at http://johntwohawks.com or at the door the night of the performance.
Fire Fighters & Santa in The Park
Basin Spring Park 1 pm-3pm
Join the Eureka Springs Fire Department, Santa and Future Business Leaders of America to have your photo taken in the cutest Christmas Village in Arkansas. FBLA will have a pop-up booth featuring writing Letters to Santa and they will be taking photos to capture the moment.
A Night of Merry Making
Downtown Eureka Springs, 2-8 pm
Free Fun for the Whole Family
Christmas Market in Basin Spring Park with Santa
Living Windows including Living Art Exhibit
Snow, Street Theater & More throughout this spectacular night of shopping downtown.
Night of 1000 Santas
Downtown Eureka Springs, 7 pm
The Premier Downtown Eureka Springs Santa Scavenger Hunt is back and better than ever! Join hundreds of Santa’s and his helpers to find spots with games, clues, and trivia throughout the night in Downtown Eureka Springs. It’s time to find out who is naughty and who’s nice! The person who gets the most points will win a trip back to Eureka Springs. https://www.reserveeureka.com/attractions/1000santas
Ozark Chorale Holiday Concert
The Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate the season with the Ozark Chorale at The Auditorium. Tickets available at the door the evening of the concert. Showtime 7:00 p.m.
The Crescent Hotel ice skating rink opens for the season on December 20th. Cost is $5 and includes rentals. All ages are welcome!
Home for the Holidays Concert
The Auditorium, 7 pm
The Ozarks hills will come alive with the sound of holiday music on when the annual Home for the Holidays Concert takes place in The Auditorium. Local Eureka Springs singers and groups will perform songs of the season. There is no charge to attend the concert, but donations to the Flint Street Food Bank are accepted at the door.
Grady Nichols Falling in Love with Christmas
The Auditorium, 7pm
FREE Christmas concert brought to you by the Historic Eureka Springs Auditorium and the City Advertising and Promotion Commission featuring Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Grady Nichols.