It's that time of year when the City of Eureka Springs gives a gift to shoppers downtown by offering 2 free hours of parking at the street meters on Spring Street and Main Street. This is right in the heart of the shopping district. Grab a cup of cocoa and stroll the streets to find the perfect gift. Click to download and print the free parking pass.
This NEW signature event opens from 4-9PM right on Spring Street to makers and artists from throughout the Northwest Arkansas area to delight you and help you find that special something for the nerds, makers and craft lovers on your list.
A Cattywampus Christmas photo booth is available to get that merry shot while you roam through the booths and in and out of the stores. The first 100 attendees will get a free print of the poster and every shopper can enter to win one of the raffle prizes given throughout the night. The Main Street Eureka Springs Catty Crew will be on hand to wrap your gifts while you shop the Gallery Stroll and shops lit up for the night. Purchase a Cattywampus mug and bring it to participating shops who will be ready to fill it with hot beverages to keep you warm throughout the night.
Living Windows Downtown
The shop windows come alive with live actors sure to make you smile and wow you throughout the night. This one of a kind moment captures something truly magical as you shop the Living Christmas Card that Downtown Eureka Springs transforms into.
Night of a 1000 Santas
Looking for a little more adventure and a whole lot of fun? Join the deconstructed pub-crawl with your Santa hat and enjoy the dash through downtown exploring pubs, playing games, making new friends and listening to live music. This adventure is also the chance to win a trip back to Eureka Springs all the while taking silly selfies at each location. Tickets are $15 and include all cover charges including the sweet sounds of Earl and Them at Chelsea’s. Buy Tickets Here
One Night – All the Fun
It’s one night in December and it is filled with shopping, a holiday experience like no other and the chance for you to celebrate the season with true glee. Remember, it’s your holiday too, and Downtown Eureka Springs is ready to make it the best ever. Find all the details at EurekaSpringsChristmas.com
List of Participating Artists (updated regularly)
Maker of Odd Hats
Offbeat and Whimsical
Mackenzie & Molly Rapid Fire Poetry
Main Street Eureka Springs Complimentary Wrapping Booth & Night of a 1000 Santa's Ticket Sales
Ken Riley's motto is "I love my little town" and he shares that with everyone he meets. As a realtor at Century 21 Real Estate he gets to meet many folks who want to make Eureka Springs their home.
When did you move here, Ken? And what groups are you active in? We moved here in 2005 and I started the Fall Bulb Planter's group to add Century 21 Gold daffodils throughout the area, I'm part of the Main Street Eureka Springs Board and the Carroll County Board of Realtors.
Where is your favorite place to eat downtown? Hands down, Local Flavor. Owner, Britt Evans has created a lovely restaurant that is always wonderful. That kind of consistency is easy to love and there isn't a thing on the menu I don't enjoy... maybe a little too much.
Where is your favorite place to shop downtown? Nelson's because I can find something for myself in their Man Cave, gifts for friends and family and it's just a nice atmosphere.
What is your favorite thing to do in Downtown Eureka Springs? People watch in Basin Spring Park. It doesn't really get better than that. You see all kinds of people and it's just fun anytime of day or night.
If you could make Downtown more awesome what would you do? I'd make parking more accessible and easier to navigate. I know everyone is working on this and I salute every solution!
What three words describe Downtown Eureka Springs to you? Architecture, Art, foodandfun. Ok. I cheated on that last one. I can't help it. I just love my little town.
Northwest Arkansas is fast becoming the biking destination of America. What Arkansas has that Colorado and even Utah are missing is year round biking. Our rough and rowdy trail rides wind through our mountain town. They are lovingly maintained by volunteers of the OORC because they love to ride. In fact, you can reach out to them and they will give you a guided trail ride.
If you aren't ready to ride down our hearty hills you can join the Cruiser Nights once month and ride through Downtown Eureka Springs. This social ride takes you to two stops to refresh yourself and winds throughout the whole downtown.
Locals, visitors and friends gather to be part of this low key ride with the beautiful backdrop of Downtown Eureka Springs. Keep up with them on their Facebook page and join them on their next rid through town.