5 Reasons Eureka Springs Should Be in Your Plans for December

I was invited to stay at the Basin Park Hotel & review my experience for you. My expenses were covered. All opinions are my own.

Something my friends know about me is that I LOVE Eureka Springs. I try to go there every birthday with a group of ladies because I really enjoy myself there. It feels like I’m traveling far away & really getting away, but it’s just 45 minutes away. So, this article is all about why I love it & more importantly, why you should visit during December.

Number One: Eureka Springs hotels – Mainly, my favorite & where I have stayed just about every time I’ve been in town, the Historic 1905 Basin Park Hotel. The Basin is right there on the main drag. It’s beautiful & historical & has a lovely balcony restaurant which often has live music…and it has a spa. That’s sorta Eureka though; fabulous old hotels with spas.

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Two: Quaint shopping – You can literally walk about the front door of the hotel and be shopping. There are all these little shops – most of which are local, not chains. So charming!
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Such a great place to get some Christmas shopping done & maybe get some things you can’t find at Target or ToysRus. I went into this one antique store & found this beautiful mermaid hook for my daughter’s room: mermaid, eureka, eureka springs, creative outpour, christmas

So pretty! I would have loved this in my room as a little girl.

Three: Restaurants/live music – Pretty much everywhere you go in Eureka you can hear music. That’s because there are so many places on the weekend that have live music. Enjoy your meal or a few drinks & music.

Four: Tours РThere are lots of tours that you can jump on. We did the Spirits of the Basin tour while we were there & it was pretty fun. We had a great host & we learned a lot of history of Eureka & the Basin Park Hotel. We also got to go on the roof of the Basin! There are lots of other interesting tours to try. One I might do next time is the Downtown Underground tour.

Five: Christmas happenings in Eureka:

Weekend of 12/4-12/6 Christmas Parade of Lights, Snow Village & Train Exhibit, Santa in the Park, 33 Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes, Living Windows & Jay Two Hawks Holiday Concert.

Weekend of 12/11-12/13: Night of a Thousand Santas, Snow Village & Train Exhibit, Stroll the Springs Tour, 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, & Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert.

Weekend of 12/18-12/20: Snow Village & Train Exhibit, Home for the Holidays

About Jacqueline Presley

Owner/Author Creative Outpour. Member of Arkansas Women Bloggers & Northwest Arkansas Bloggers. Jacqueline lives in Fayetteville, AR with her husband Spencer & her 2 children Katie (7) & Jackson (5).

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  1. Great blog! Thank you for sharing Eureka Springs with everyone! Hope you will try the Totally New Eureka Van Tour next time you are in town!
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