November 22, 2016
Christmas in Eureka Springs
By: Faryl Kaye
It’s our favorite weekend of the year and it all begins Friday, December 2, 2016. You don’t want to miss a minute of this weekend. Be sure to arrive in Eureka Springs early enough to check in to your room before the festivities begin. As a guest of our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast you will leave The Peabody House with a portable cup of steaming hot chocolate to sip on your way to the festivities.
Stroll down Spring Street, which is magical with Christmas lights and decorations at all of the Springs and the Victorian Homes.
The evening parade is unlike any you have ever seen. It’s an electric parade with a lot of personality—Eureka style. Dozens of floats are created by our merchants, schools and groups of individuals that get together to express their joy of the season. Toe-tapping marching bands from surrounding towns keep the beat as the parade winds down Spring Street. The parade really demonstrates what a warm-hearted community we live in.
Christmas Tour of Homes
Saturday, December 3, 2016 is the Christmas Tour of Homes from 3PM-8PM. Each year a number of the Victorian Homes open their doors for the Christmas Tour of Homes. The trolleys shuttle people from the designated parking area to the beginning of the tour. Guides dressed in Victorian finery tell you about the history of each home as you stroll along the tour. And of course, along the way there is always a place to stop and enjoy some Christmas cookies.
Tickets are available at the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce (516 Village Circle, 479-253-8737), the Eureka Springs Historical Museum (95 South Main Street, 479-253-9417). Tickets are $20 for adults-children under 12 are free. Take a minute and watch this video of previous Christmas Tour of Homes.
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