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Next month, the holidays will be in full swing with events to make any Christmas bright. Make plans for one of the season's most popular events, the annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Dec. 1, presented by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society. Several of the town's historic homes will be decorated in seasonal finery, and open to tours throughout the evening. Eureka Theatre Company will present their annual Radio Theatre production, Christmas Cabaret 2007 on Dec. 1 & 2 at the Aud. Loosely based on "Prairie Home Companion" radio program, the show will feature local musicians, singers and original scripts by local writers - all done in front of microphones in the style of a radio show. For an old-fashioned Victorian treat, try the 41st annual Silver Tea, Dec. 6, at the Crescent Hotel's sumptuous Crystal Dining Room. On the weekend of Dec. 8-9, there's lots of holiday fun to keep those Scrooge rumblings at bay; get uplifted by the angelic sounds of the Ozarks Chorale winter concert, do some gift shopping at the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll, or delight the inner child with the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour of bed and breakfasts.
Music is definitely a highlight of the holidays, and there's lots of melodies to enjoy, from the special holiday shows at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down to the all-local musical treats of the Home for the Holidays concert, a warm and fuzzy--and occasionally very funny--town tradition. Native American flute-player John Two-Hawks will celebrate the season with a concert at the City Auditorium. Add in the magic of the Trail of Lights, plus New Year's Eve activities all over town, and you've got a postcard-perfect holiday season. Make reservations now, and make this the best Christmas ever.