The 2012 Christmas Festival Events

Friday, November 30, 2012

Nov. 30 -- The Annual Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade featuring Barry Williams (better known as Greg Brady of the Brady Bunch) as Grand Marshal. This year the sponsor is Arvest Bank. The parade winds down Spring Street through downtown and starts at 6 p.m.

Nov. 30 -- The ESDN Big Giveaway will happen during the annual Christmas parade. Enter to win over $500 in shopping vouchers and prizes given out in Basin Spring Park immediately following the parade. Volunteers will be on the parade route and in the park helping guests enter for their chance to win. Shopping vouchers are good at participating Eureka Springs and can be used just like cash.

Dec. 1 -- Santa in the Park from 2--4 p.m. will delight families and is the perfect photo for your Christmas cards. On hand will also be Mrs. Claus, who will help children write letters to Santa. Those letters will be placed in the Big Red Mailbox sponsored by Tummy Tickler's Kitchen Store and all letters will be answered by the Big Guy in Red. A S'more Station sponsored by Peace Love and Cheesecake will be on hand as well as a roving choir of carolers made up of Eureka Spring High School choir members. Families will also not want to miss the Eureka Springs Cheerleaders dressed as elves and hidden downtown with prizes. Search downtown for some Elven fun and win prizes along the way.

Dec. 1 -- The 30th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes presented by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society will feature homes downtown and the Penn Memorial Baptist Church, who is celebrating their 100th year.

Dec. 1 -- Living Windows will sparkle downtown from 4--6 p.m. Local stores put live models in the windows to the delight of shoppers as they stroll downtown and shop.

Dec. 2 - 7 -- Christmas at the Crescent will include Santa's Brunch, Holiday Concerts, a Feast with Charles Dickens and Free Holiday Movies at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.

Dec. 6 -- The Annual Silver Tea presented by the St. James Episcopal Church and will benefit the Eureka Springs School of the Arts at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Dec. 8 -- Santa in the Park, Mrs. Claus, the S'more Station, and carolers. Photos with Santa are offered for a small donation to Eureka Springs Downtown Network. Prizes will also be given to those who find the Big Red Presents hidden downtown. 10 Boxes boast codes, bring those back to Basin Spring Park and be eligible to win gift certificates for area retailers. All activities are 2--4 p.m.

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