34th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

For three decades homeowners in Eureka Springs have invited visitors inside their historic residences to share the joys of the holiday season. The tradition continues Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016,  from 3pm to 8 pm, when the Eureka Springs Preservation Society hosts the 34th Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes.

dsc00156Eleven locations will be participating in this year’s tour, giving guests a glimpse of a bygone era. All stops on the self-guided tour will be decorated for the season with Victorian-attired docents at each site to relate the history of each home. Each residence offers an opportunity to revisit the grandeur of the graceful Victorian era and its unique, enchanting homes.

Visitors will be treated to choir and band music, carolers, refreshments and merriment. Tour goers will also see elegant ladies adorned in their finery and dapper gentlemen dressed in tails and ties as they stroll through one of the largest historical districts in the country.

Tickets are available at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum (95 South dsc00147Main, 479-253-9417).  Tickets are $ 20, and include use of Eureka Springs trolley between tour homes during tour hours.

Tickets will also be available on the day of the Tour at the Eureka Springs Transit Station #1, 137 West Van Buren, between 10:00am and 7:00pm.  Credit cards will be accepted at this location.

Tickets may also be purchased online here.   Bring your printed ticket to the Eureka Springs Transit Station #1, 137 West Van Buren, between 10:00am and 7:00pm on the day of the tour, and redeem your ticket for lapel passes and tour booklet.
There are numerous steps, stairs, and inclines on the tour route and inside the homes.  Wear comfortable, rubber-soled walking shoes!  Allow 1-2 hours for the tour.

The Eureka Springs Transit Authority has made special arrangements for the day of the tour.  The ‘red route’ trolley will circulate through the tour area until 8:00pm.  Park at either of the main Transit parking lots, pay your trolley fee, and ride the trolley to and from the tour area.  If you board the trolley after 3:00pm, your trolley fee is included in the price of your ticket.