Well, that magical time is almost here! Christmas will be here before you know it, but before it’s been here and gone, make sure you come enjoy the true spirit of Christmas with that special Eureka Springs flair! Lots of shopping and lots of sales and of course, lots of holiday activities! Listed below is everything you wanted to know about what is happening and when – and feel free to call us for any questions!
Santa in the Park
Friday, November 27
Start the holidays off right with a visit with that Jolly Ole’ Elf, himself, Santa Claus. Santa arrives via trolley to Basin Spring Park around 5:00 the day after Thanksgiving to receive your wishes. Music, hot chocolate and costumed carolers help put you in the spirit of the season. For information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 479-253-8737.
Fifth Annual Arts Eureka Art Show
Saturday, November 28 – Sunday, November 29
Fifth Annual Arts Eureka Art Show at the Inn of the Ozarks. Don’t miss this once a year event with over 50 dynamic artists. Thanksgiving weekend Sat and Sun great food great gifts, great fun! For more information or for a booth call 479 253-5826.
43rd Annual Silver Tea
At the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, produced by St. James Church.
Living Windows & Win a Windows Contest
Experience the amazing window decorations throughout Eureka Springs and register to win the contents of a store window!
Annual Evening Christmas Parade of Lights
This eye-popping and heartwarming event lights up historic downtown with holiday floats, bands and walking displays glowing with thousands of lights. Produced by the Chamber of Commerce.
Annual Christmas Ball & Silent Auction
At the 1904 Basin Park Hotel, produced by and benefiting the Historical Museum.
Preservation Society Tour of Homes
Tour the antique-filled historic homes for which Eureka Springs is famous, all decorated in their holiday finest.
3rd Annual Merry Ging-Eureka Contest
Amazing and delicious Gingerbread goodies in all sorts of unusual shapes, presented by Tummy Ticklers store.
Lighting of the City Christmas Tree
Join Santa in Basin Spring Park for the ceremonial lighting of the tree. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce and Eureka Springs Downtown Network.
Annual Christmas Concert with John Two-Hawks
Saturday, December 5
Annual Christmas Concert with John Two-Hawks to benefit Heifer International for tickets and information www.johntwohawks.com or 253-5826.
Christmas at the Crescent
Sunday, December 6 – Friday, December 11
10th Annual Christmas as the Crescent. At the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. Arriving at the doorstep of this delightfully decorated Historic Hotel of America, guests are swept in by the jubilant breeze of Christmas. A time to look and listen…a time to share with your fellow travelers memories anew and it all begins on Sunday with Santa’s Brunch. For more information call 479-253-9766 or visit www.crescent-hotel.com.
Santa Sunday Brunch
At the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.
Yuletide Feast at Saint Elisabeth Hall
Friday, December 11
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church presents a traditional yuletide celebration, a feast for eyes, ears, and taste buds. Live music and fine dining to transport you to another time and place to enjoy the glories of Christmas past. Five course dinner with wine by chef Fr. Shaun Wesley. $75 per person. For More Information: Email Father Shaun Wesley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 479-253-2222.
Ozarks Chorale Concert
Saturday, December 12
Annual Christmas concert at THE Auditorium. 479-253-7788.
3rd Annual Sweet Treats Cookie Tour
Saturday, December 12
A self guided tour of 12 B&B’s serving yummy sweet treats, each with recipes to add to your collection. Sponsored by the Alliance of Better Bed and Breakfasts. For more information visit www.allianceofbetterbandbs.com and click on the link for Sweet Treats 2009.
We hope to see you here in December!
Sam & Jeff (and Sophie, too!)