And you thought we were done talking about holiday happenings in Eureka Springs, AR…but we haven’t talked about the great Christmas shopping in the historic downtown! And this year there is so much going on, it needed a blog all by itself.
First of all, there is once again the Win A Window Contest: Nov. 15 – Dec. 15
The Annual Win a Window contest is supported by Eureka Springs’ retail shops! Contestants try to guess the total amount of all the gifts in the Win A Window window across from the courthouse. The one closest wins the whole thing! You can cross everyone off your holiday shopping list. Come see the window this winter and enter for a chance to win!
And new this year, especially for kids, Find The Elves Downtown: Nov. 26, 5-7pm, Basin Spring Park
Where are those darn elves hiding? You and your family are invited to search through downtown to find live elves! Each elf will punch your Elf Card for the chance to win a free portrait session with Santa. Every participant will get prizes from the elves and receive a discount on their portrait with Photo with Santa. Come find the 7 Elves downtown with your family!
And don’t forget Santa in the Park: Nov. 26, 5-7pm, Basin Spring Park
The Chamber of Commerce brings Jolly Old St. Nick to Basin Park to hear their holiday wishes. Now this is done all by Jeff’s staff and very often there are elf costumes involved here, too…
This was a hit last year: Downtown Living Windows: Dec. 3, 3-5:30pm, Spring & Main St.
Windows downtown will come alive with live actors right before the Christmas Parade. Celebrate the winter holidays with these living postcards sure to delight your whole family.
Don’t forget Eureka Springs Christmas Parade: Dec. 3, 6pm, Downtown
This night parade sparkles to the delight of children of all ages. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the parade attracts floats, bands, and groups from all over the area ready to show their holiday spirit. It’s like a Norman Rockwell painting!
Photos with Santa: Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 1-3pm, Basin Park
Santa will be in the park with Old Time Photo taking amazing photos! No Christmas photo is more special than one snapped in Basin Spring Park with Santa. Kids, families, couples, brides and pets are all welcome to sit on the big red lap!
And remember, you can walk to the Christmas Forest Tree Lighting: Dec. 4th 6pm, Crescent Hotel from the Bridgeford House B&B for the
Christmas Trees within the Forest of the Crescent Hotel gardens. They’ll be decorated by area nonprofit organizations. Come vote for your favorite and celebrate the season by sharing the vision of the holidays through the trees!
Santa’s Sunday Brunch: Dec. 5, 9:30am-2pm Crescent Hotel
This annual event is a highlight of families throughout the area! Sitting with Santa as you enjoy the delicious Crescent Hotel brunch is a season special moment. Make this a family tradition!
And this year the downtown merchants are happy to accept a new holiday discount card! A list of some of the places that are accepting the cards are:
Blue Spring Trading Post
Iris at the Basin
Just Between Friends
New Moon Spa
Old Time Photos
Pine Mountain Theater
Practical Magic Art Supply
Serendipity at the Crescent
The Quilt Shop
Wild Blue Yonder
Don’t put your shopping off any longer – you can find it all here!
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!