December is Magical in Eureka Springs
December 1st – January 1st
Drive-Through Light Display at the Great Passion Play
Great Passion Play Grounds
Experience Christmas from Thanksgiving night through January 1st 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.
Christmas Parade of Lights
One of Eureka’s favorite parades. This evening’s Parade of Lights rolls at 6:00 PM through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights. Start your holiday season in Eureka. The theme for 2017 TBD. For more information call 800-6EUREKA or visit www.eurekaspringschamber.com.
December 2nd & 9th
Santa in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 1pm to 3pm
Give your Christmas List to Santa and grab a photo op! MomandPop will be singing Christmas tunes to delight all ages while kiddos get the chance to make an ornament and play a few rounds of the Christmas Cane Walk. This hometown Christmas fun is brought to you by the Main Street Eureka Springs team to make shopping in Eureka Springs a little more cheerful!
35th 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. Advance tickets online and at the Chamber of Commerce and ES Historical Museum.
December 2nd & 9th
Dreaming of a White (Street) Christmas
4pm – 8pm, White Street
4 Eureka Springs Artists showing their work in 2 studios on White Street for 2 Saturdays- December 2 and 9, from 4 to 8 pm. At Regalia Handmade Clothing shows new Fall/Winter designs for women while Spring Street Pottery offers beautiful and practical pieces. Lux Weaving Studio shows their incredible beadwork and handwovens and Fine Woodwork…from Arkansas Arts Council Living Treasure recipients. Join these four long-time Eurekan Artists for light refreshment and Holiday spirit. Plenty of free street parking.
Christmas Tree Forest Lighting Ceremony
Crescent Hotel, 6pm
More than 30 trees will adorn the holiday focal point of the hotel’s nearly15 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, 2018.
John Two Hawks Holiday Concert
The Auditorium, 7pm
Annual holiday concert starring John Two Hawks. Click here for tickets.
51st Annual Silver Tea
Crescent Hotel, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
On December 7th 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…
Downtown Eureka Springs Night Market
Spring Street, 4pm to 9pm
Finish your Christmas shopping in the Christmas Card setting of Downtown Eureka Springs at the first ever Night Market! The night features makers, artists and a holiday market to find the perfect thing you were looking for right in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs. The night is filled with merriment as Living Windows come alive in our downtown shops and Santa will be on hand for a photo op in America’s favorite small town setting. Find details on the website.
Night of 1000 Santas
Downtown, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Premier Downtown Eureka Springs Santa Scavenger Hunt is back and better than ever! Join hundreds of Santa’s and his helper’s 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. (Ties are broken by a randomized drawing. All prizes are final.) For more info, click here.
Ozark Chorale Holiday Concert
The Auditorium, 7pm
The Ozarks Chorale invites you to join with your family and friends to usher in the holiday spirit at this year’s Holiday Concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Auditorium.
This year’s concert features selections from a variety of musical styles from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to traditional African carols and compositions of the Ozarks composer-in-residence, Ellen Stephenson, who is also the group’s accompanist. With such a wide variety of styles and mood, there will truly be something for everyone!
Tickets may be purchased at The Auditorium ticket office for $10. Students and children are admitted free. The box office will open one hour prior to the performance.
Basin Spring Park Community Sing-Along
Basin Spring Park, 5pm
Bring the whole family to join in this new heartwarming tradition to sing carols and festive tunes in Basin Spring Park. Feeling festive? Bring a few Christmas cookies to share and we will have hot apple cider.
Home for the Holidays
The Auditorium, 6:30pm
Come and celebrate the holidays with our community. Local & regional talent to enjoy in our beautiful Auditorium. FREE admission with 2 non-perishable food items to be donated to the Flint Street Food Bank.