The Christmas Tour of Homes has been a Eureka Springs tradition for nearly 30 years. Each winter, owners of historic homes in Eureka Springs open their doors to the pubic and warmly invite them to step inside. In 2011, the Tour of Homes takes place on Saturday, December 3, from 3 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss it. As of now, we still have rooms available at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast.
Docents dressed in period costumes will welcome tour-goers to each home. Elegant ladies and gentlemen dressed in period garb will stroll the streets of historic downtown Eureka Springs. All this makes for a very festive mood.
Live music and refreshments are part of the tour as well. Tour-goers will be greeted by choirs at some homes, carolers at other homes, and bands at still others; last year featured a string duo and a brass band. Hot chocolate, warm cider, appetizers, and sweet treats will also be served.
It’s possible to drive to these homes, but in truth, the Christmas Tour of Homes is envisioned as a walking tour. The Eureka Springs trolley runs until 6 p.m., and is a convenient way to move from one area of town to another. Yet even those who drive will find numerous steps, stairs, and inclines throughout the tour. Comfortable walking shoes are advised.
The Christmas Tour of Homes should take between 1 and 2 hours. Afterwards, enjoy a little holiday shopping in downtown Eureka Springs, popping in and out of stores with the folks dressed in historic finery. Grab a bite to eat (if you’re not already full from all the tasty treats offered on the tour), then head back to our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast and warm yourself by the fire.