The 2020 Eureka Springs Christmas Festival Returns with fun and safe version of our annual holiday favorite. This year’s festival will be sure to preserve the Holiday Spirits during these trying times. 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.

CLICK HERE to view a complete list of Eureka Springs Christmas Activities. Below are just a few highlights of 2020 Eureka Springs Christmas Festival. In addition, the entire town will be alight with holiday cheer.

Don’t Miss These Great Events!

November 28th-January 4th
Drive-Through Light Display at the Great Passion Play
Great Passion Play Grounds

Christmas from Thanksgiving night through January 4 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

December 5th – January 1st
Christmas Forest at the Crescent Hotel
East Lawn of the Crescent Hotel

More than 30 trees will adorn the East Lawn serving a holiday focal point of the hotel’s nearly 15 acres.  More than just beautiful, the annual Christmas forest is a community-wide decoration event that allows votes/collections to go to one’s favorite creation.  All money raised goes directly to the charity with the top three vote-getters receiving an additional bonus from the Crescent and Basin Park Hotels.  Learn more at

December 4th
A Twist on Tradition, the “Giving Back Stationary Christmas Parade”

Holiday floats and displays will be available for drive-by viewing at various locations on the upper loop, through downtown, and throughout the city from 6-8 pm. There will also be areas set up to safely drop off donations for your favorite charities all along the parade route.

December 5th & 12th from 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Shopping & Santas galore!

Our wide array of unique and shops and galleries is the perfect spot to get all your holiday shopping done. Everything is decorated for the holidays, and holiday music will be on the overhead balconies. Also on a balcony overhead, Santa will be socially distanced so you can safely relay your Christmas Wishlist. On the 12th from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., the shop windows come alive with elves, Santa, and delightful characters for kids and adults to be surprised! The evening is sprinkled with holiday spirit as the magic unfolds, one shop after the other.

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