The 2022 Eureka Springs Christmas Festival returns to Eureka Springs with all of the cheer and merriment of the season!  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.

Don’t miss these great Eureka Springs Christmas events!

Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 26
Support the wonderful small business in downtown Eureka Springs. Shop Small Saturday encourages residents and visitors alike to hunt for those distinctive gifts and other merchandise at our wide array of unique shops and galleries. Stroll through lights downtown and find sales and giveaways throughout!

BONUS! Come early to Basin Spring Park at 10:00am, you’ll be able to pick up a FREE Shop Small goodie bag filled with merchant coupons, specials, and a chance to win a FREE 2-night stay and couples spa package to the historic Palace Hotel (valued over $950)!

December means Christmas at the Crescent

December 2-30
The 1886 Crescent Hotel that overlooks downtown features special Christmas-themed events throughout December — eggnog socials, gingerbread decorating, s’mores around the campfire, Santa brunches and more. Daily resort activities include concerts by bands from area schools, wine and craft beer tastings, Christmas craft classes, hatchet throwing, and walking tours. The Crescent grounds will showcase a Christmas Tree Forest.Guests will love the hayride through light-draped Glenwood Hollow. View the full schedule.

Christmas Parade of Lights

December 2 at 6pm
The annual Christmas Parade of Lights is one of the most popular events in Eureka Springs. Line up along Spring Street for a steady stream of floats, bands, marchers, cars festooned with lights, pickup trucks wearing antlers, and other random sights winds through downtown. Grab a spot on the sidewalk and enjoy the spectacle or, even better, join in the procession if the spirit moves you.

December 3, Candlelight Tour of Homes

For four decades homeowners in this Victorian village have invited visitors inside their historic residences to share the joys of the holiday season. The tradition continues December 3, 2022.  Come stroll through one of the largest historical districts in the country, when the Eureka Springs Preservation Society hosts The 42nd Annual Eureka Springs Preservation Society Christmas Tour of Homes. We recommend pre-purchasing tickets, which include use of Eureka Springs Trolley between Tour homes during Tour hours

Dec. 3, 10, & 17, Santa in the Park

Prior to his big night, Santa Claus will be visiting Eureka Springs’ very own Basin Spring Park for the first three Saturdays in December from 11:00 a.m.–1:00pm each day. Be sure to make plans for you and your family to give him your Christmas Lists in person in Eureka Springs

Dec. 11, Living Windows in Downtown Eureka

Come to Downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday December 11, 2021 and enjoy Living Windows presented by the merchants of Eureka Springs! Living Windows — where real life people act out Christmas scenes in our shop windows — will be on display from 5:00–7:00pm. But come experience the entire day and night in Downtown Eureka Springs … shop late, free 2-hour metered parking, Christmas lights, Santa in the Park, carolers singing in the streets, and plenty more family friendly holiday fun!

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