Santa in the Park

Santa Claus visited downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday (December 7, 2019) and grabbed some pictures with the locals. With the help of Eureka Springs High School FBLA and Eureka Springs Main Street, Santa hosted a fun party with cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and more.  Photos from this fun event can be found on Facebook!

Santa visits Eureka Springs


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New Years Eve in Downtown Eureka Springs

Counting Down to 2020:

Dance in The New Year at The 1905 Basin Park Hotel

(Eureka Springs, AR) –There are only a few more pages left on your 2019 calendar and you still have yet to find that special place to celebrate bringing in the new year?  Maybe this “countdown” will help you decide where to go for the ultimate in New Year’s Eve celebrations:

10… This party is in the heart of Downtown Eureka Springs Entertainment District.  Eureka

Springs is only a short drive away and the perfect “escape place” to let your hair down.

9… For more than a century, party goers know that “the heart” of that fun district is the 1905                   Basin Park Hotel, seven stories and every floor is a ground floor.

8… When you choose to stay in a downtown hotel or other downtown lodging facility, you

park your car in the hotel’s parking lot and it’ll be the last time you will need to get into

your vehicle until you are ready to travel back home the next day… eliminating any

possibility of driving while under the influence!  (Downtown hotels fill up fast for NYE so

         make your reservation now at )


7… Downtown is also home to many fine restaurants, perfect for that early dinner and will only be a short stroll afterwards to the celebration of celebrations.  (For dining options in town

6… This year’s celebration is a Dance Party up on the top floor in the Barefoot Ballroom of the

1905 Basin Park Hotel.  This iconic ballroom has been the site of some of Northwest

Arkansas’ wildest parties.  Great high stage and the largest dance floor in the area

intimately located next to the stage.  Perfect for full party immersion.

5… The driving dance sounds are provided by that very popular cover, five-piece band that

features two female lead vocalists.  Red Ambition is one of the most entertaining and

extraordinary variety dance bands in the Northwest Arkansas area.

4… Food?  You bet.  A light fare will be available throughout the party plus desserts.

3… Champagne?  You bet.  The bubbly will be free flowing throughout the night.

2… Breakfast?  You bet.  An appropriate midnight breakfast is included.

1… Happy New Year!  Congratulations, you have brought in the new year in style at the

hottest NYE dance club in Northwest Arkansas: Eureka Springs’ Downtown Dance Party

at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.  The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m.  Tickets are only $50 per person or $85 per couple and may be purchased at



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Arsenic and Old Lace

Winter Special – $25.00 off per night (Sunday – Thursday) off our direct booking rates at Arsenic and Old Lace!  Use Code “2019cold”

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Oz Knows Music – December

Eureka Springs Live Music in December

November has been so much fun! We got to participate in bringing the longest running Ozark Folk Festival back to life! Eureka hosted several shows indoors and out, the Basin Park Hotel hosted the Barefoot Ball, and the Next Festival OzMoMu gets to host the winner of the Singer Songwriter Competition, Skye Pollard!

Skye Pollard

In case you missed it we also announced our full lineup for Ozark Mountain Music Festival January 16 – 19, 2020!

Ozark Mountain Music Festival

As we enter into the last month of this decade I hope you do it dancing. The Eureka Springs Christmas season brings with it a lot of music. The Eureka Springs Auditorium will be hosting the 17th annual John Two Hawks concert on December 7th. John Two Hawks is a Grammy and Emmy nominated Recording Artist, Speaker, Author and Activist.  For Tickets:

John Two hawks

Grady NicholsThe Aud is also scheduled to host some of our local favorites throughout the month including The Ozark Chorale Christmas Concert, Home for the Holidays, The Carrol County Music Group-“We’ve Got Talent” and Grady Nichols Falling in love with Christmas! For full calendar:


As usual Chelsea’s has some of the best late night dancing shows to offer throughout the month including Fayetteville celebrities, The Juice and one of Oz’s favorites, Dance Monkey Dance. He rocked the stage at OzMo 2016! For full Chelsea’s Line up:

As we all know the month ends with the celebration to bring in the New Year and Decade! Music can be found all over Eureka Springs on December 31st

Annie and the Fur Trappers will be ringing in the New Year at Chelsea’s roaring 20’s Party. Guaranteed to ring in the 20’s dancing!

DJ Testube returns to BREWS for the 3rd annual FUNKY BREW YEAR celebration – an OLD SCHOOL FUNK and DISCO themed New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks will be hosting an evening to remember with great food, great entertainment “Terri and the Executives” and fun with your friends and family. This year we will be doing a “Roaring 20s” theme. “Terri and the Executives” is a four piece band that plays classic rock, country, Blues and Pop. Be sure and bring your dancing shoes!


I am happy to announce another production in the Basin Park Hotel…the new and improved Downtown Dance Party! We will be passing Champagne, light food and good tunes by Red Ambition! The collective energy, talent, and dedication of Red Ambition’s five artists electrifies audiences. Two lead female vocalists and male lead vocals cover a huge variety of fun music that you know and love – no B sides here! We keep people of all ages engaged by playing tunes from the 60’s to 2015 – R&B, Disco, 80’s, 90’s, and today’s popular danceable hits.

Happy Holidays! Next time we will talk all about OzMoMu 2020!

 – Love Oz – 


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Christmas Season Deals

Book a room at regular rate for Sat, 11/30 at the Crescent or Basin Park Hotels get a Free $25 Shopping Voucher to shops in Downtown Eureka.  800-342-9766

Bring Hank Home

During Christmas at the Crescent week, stay in one of the Parlor or Jacuzzi Suites and take home “Hank the Ghost” (36 inch ghost mascot). 

Valid Saturday 12/7 through Friday 12/13.

Call: 877-342-9766

Early Christmas Present

Dec 8 – 12th

All Rooms at the Crescent Hotel are JUST $99!


Silver Dollar City Partner Rate

Rates start at just $99 Sunday – Friday


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Christmas Season in Eureka Springs: Holiday Town USA

Christmas in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

(Eureka Springs, AR) — Once the turkey has been devoured and the thanksgiving leftovers have been put away, the faint sound of bells jingling begin to get louder and louder for it is the season of Christmas here in America’s “Holiday Town USA” community. The 2019 iteration of this festive time of year is more full of family activities and more fun for all ages than ever before. All weekends are packed with activities. Weekdays offer a robust calendar of daily activities and celebration, too, especially at Eureka Springs’ Historic Hotel of America, December 6-14.

Opening Weekend

Christmas in Eureka Springs: November 30 – December 1

Christmas in Eureka Springs officially begins on Saturday, November 30, when Main Street Eureka Springs hosts their “Shop Small Saturday” centered in Basin Spring Park. “In the park” activities commence at 1 p.m. run through 4 p.m. Activities include live music from mömandpöp, Christmas shopping coupon give-a-ways, Santa In The Park, and the traditional lighting of Eureka Springs’ official Christmas tree at four o’clock.
By that next day, Downtown Eureka Springs is fully decorated, and Spring Street turns into an award-winning holiday town. Shoppers scurry throughout the Heart of Eureka in this village’s downtown in pursuit of that one-of-a-kind gift and are welcomed with free two-hour street meter parking.

Weekend Two of Christmas in Eureka Springs: December 5 – 8

The second weekend (and Christmas festival week) begins with the 53rd Annual Silver Tea pouring out holiday cheer on Thursday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Festive decorations and tabletops full of silver tea and coffee services along with cookies and finger sandwiches are enjoyed by all for only a donation at the door.

The evening of Friday, December 6 at six o’clock the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce presents their Annual Parade of Lights. This glittering event brings people to downtown from all over Northwest Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and beyond. Throngs of visitors line the downtown streets of Spring and Main for this yearly favorite. Floats, bands, and of course, Santa himself who brings up the rear and brings smiles to all in attendance.

Preservation Society Logo

The BIGGEST DAY OF CHRISTMAS – Saturday, December 7th

The “big day” is Saturday, December 7. Beginning at 1 p.m. in Basin Spring Park, Main Street Eureka Springs, FBLA students from Eureka Springs High School, and local firefighters join forces with Santa to welcome children in holiday style. Then comes what has grown to be known as “the big event”.

More than 1,000 visitors who love the historic homes and churches of Eureka Springs will take part in Eureka Springs Preservation Society’s annual “Holiday Tour of Homes”. Ticket holders get to step inside numerous domiciles festooned in holiday decor from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Many of the homes offer holiday treats and music to patrons.

Continuing that same evening at six o’clock the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa hosts the formal illumination of their “Christmas Forest” where more than 30 trees, located on the hotel’s East Lawn, are decorated by local charities. Visitors to the forest may “vote” for their favorite tree for one dollar. Then that same Saturday evening at seven o’clock comes the John Two-Hawks Holiday Concert in the downtown city auditorium, The Aud. This internationally renowned Native American flutist will be joined on stage by the girls’ choir of Washington Junior High School from Bentonville, Arkansas.


Christmas at Eureka Springs’ Historic Hotel of America

This “big Saturday” also marks the continuation of activity for “Christmas at The Crescent”, a week-long festival at Eureka Springs’ Historic Hotel of America. Immersed in Christmas, The Crescent is decorated from top to bottom and acre to acre with the intention to host families who love to create holiday memories for all generations.
Those attending Santa’s Brunch on Sunday, December 8 in the Crescent’s Crystal Ballroom will enjoy not only a holiday feast but one last chance to give Santa their holiday wish list. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Santa’s availability from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Activities continue throughout the week at the hotel with a wide-ranging collection of fun holiday activities, daily Christmas concerts, VIP ghost activities, and restorative spa activities.

Two other “Christmas at The Crescent” events worth noting are the Wednesday night “Community Dinner”, a scrumptious meal served family-style; and the Thursday and Friday night performances of Five & Dime’s hilarious “live” radio drama, High Hat Christmas.

Weekend Three of Christmas in Eureka Springs Dec. 13-15

Weekend three of Christmas in Eureka Springs has both The Aud hosting numerous holiday concerts, and a downtown yuletide favorite. On Friday night, December 13 in the city auditorium is a presentation by the Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 4 p.m. comes “The Night of MerryMaking”, a festive, uproarious and experiential holiday event. No one knows exactly what to expect with 1,000 Santas blanketing the downtown streets, but visitors can certainly expect to see Spring Street full of “Living Windows”, three-dimensional canvases with live actors as they pose in storefront tableaux replicating artwork from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Also included of this night of nights are mömandpöp singing, snow falling, and sidewalk Christmas carolers. After your fill of shopping and frolicking, you are invited to join the Ozarks Chorale at their annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. in The Aud.

Weekend Four of Christmas in Eureka Springs Dec. 20-22

Weather permitting, the night of Friday, December 20 will see the opening of the outdoor Crescent Hotel Ice Skating Rink while The Aud continues its schedule of holiday cheer regardless of climatic conditions.
At seven o’clock the highly popular “Home for the Holidays” concert brings together a plethora of local, talented artists to perform a merry snippet from their songs of the season repertoire.

That next evening at seven o’clock, fresh off his sell-out performance in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, renowned saxophonist Grady Nichols brings his smooth jazz to The Aud. As a Christmas present for Eureka Springs’ visitors and residents alike, the “Grady Nichols Christmas” is free to all attendees.

Eureka Springs Christmas Calendar

Holiday Happenings in Eureka Springs

So, whether one visits Eureka Springs for a day of unique Christmas shopping, a weekend full of bustling holiday activity, or a full week of resort festivities at the Crescent, Christmas reigns supreme during the entire month of December, ensuring thirty-one days of lifetime memories for the entire family.

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A Night of MerryMaking

The Downtown Elmwood House 1886

A Front Row Seat to the The Night of MerryMaking

On December 13th, The Elmwood House will offer  a 10% discount with the Promo Code MERRY. 
The Promo Code is effective for reservations December 13-December 22.
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Eureka Springs Christmas Schedule

Eureka Springs Christmas Calendar

Every Weekend is Packed – Christmas at the Crescent Week is Special

Eureka Springs Christmas Calendar

Holiday Happenings in Eureka Springs

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The “Art” of Finding the Perfect Gift | Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, Arkansas Christmas Shopping

We’ve got Christmas shopping in Eureka Springs down to an “art”! Tired of fighting the mall scene for gifts that are just ordinary? Explore the many galleries and one of a kind shops in Eureka Springs for unique gifts for your loved ones! Skip the malls and deck the halls this year in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

Here are just a few you’ll love! 

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Studio 62

Ron Lutz and his wife Jody Stephenson live the American dream at Studio 62–their gallery and home in Eureka Springs. Ron’s resume of photographic accomplishments includes exhibitions in Arkansas, Colorado, California, and Wyoming; publication in Southwest Art Magazine; Artist-in-Residence award at Rocky Mountain National Park; and historical survey documentation for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. He specializes in black and white photography and has a passion for alternative photographic processes. Three of Ron’s architectural photographs were selected for inclusion in the Architecture in Focus Exhibit at the Oakland Museum sponsored by the Council on ArchitectureRecently, Ron has been juried into two exhibitions at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  

Jody Stephenson, artist and author of Faltering Towards Perfection: Art, Faith, and Everything In Between. Jody’s paintings have been represented by many fine galleries and collected all over the country. Her fine art notecards have been featured in Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Neiman Marcus stores nationwide.  Jody and her husband, Ron Lutz, live and work at Studio 62, their gallery in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Zarks Gallery

Since its opening in 1995, Zarks Gallery has continued to redefine the art scene in an art-town focused on the traditional. Zarks quickly became a destination for art collectors and appreciators alike focusing on blown glass, contemporary paintings, local pottery and fine jewelry. Presenting a regular schedule of artist receptions and fundraisers, Zarks Gallery features the most eclectic collection in Eureka Springs, Northwest Arkansas and the tri-state region. Ranging from the world famous Tim ” The Frogman” Cotterill to bronze sculptor Nano Lopez and several local Arkansas artists.



Quicksilver is an art and fine craft gallery located in Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas and featuring  local, regional and nationally known artists on our two store levels.

Quicksilver boasts artist made jewelry and unique art including one of a kind wall tapestries, wildlife watercolors, photographs, limited edition prints, pottery (rustic, hand-thrown pieces fired in a wood burning kiln, gold or platinum drenched porcelain and raku fired with Ostrich feathers) in a variety of shapes and glazes, and numerous works in wood and metal. 

Quicksilver Gallery opened in 1991 and has been in its present location since 1997. 

The Statton Gallery

The Statton Gallery, Madison’s Garden is an art gallery, with an outdoor sculpture garden in honor of Jom’s family, art, Eureka Springs, the artists and their positive impact on humanity, the beauty of nature found in the hills, springs and mountains of Eureka Springs and North West Arkansas, and of course, the wonderful memory of Madison and his love for people, and life.


Fusion Squared

Fusion Squared is proud to continue the tradition of locally created art for that one of a kind Eureka experience. The venue is one of Eureka Springs’ newest galleries, featuring the fused glass art of local artist, John Rinehart and showcasing his hand-crafted fused glass art glass and jewelry. Fusion Squared located at 84 Spring Street and is open daily at 10:00am. 
Plan a trip to visit your favorite Christmas Town.  Only here can these one of a kind treasurers be found to ultimately be shared to your special someone.
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Loblolly Pines Adventure Camp

Winter Rates 25% Off

– Beginning at just $82

Its True!  Loblolly Pines Adventure Camp is open Year-Round and is now on WINTER RATES which means its time for Great Hiking, Lower Rates and all that is Eureka Springs.


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