You won’t want to miss all of the fun going on in downtown Eureka Springs this afternoon! First, stop by Basin Spring Park between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to see Santa, get your photo with him, play reindeer games for the whole family (sponsored by FBLA and ESDN), write Santa a letter at the letter writing station, wrap all of the treasures you find along the way at the gift wrapping table, and make and eat s’mores (yes, right there in the park!). After all of that fun, check out the amazing living windows from 3-5pm.
Stop by the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library Annex to see the Eureka Springs Historical Museum’s Christmas Snow Village. It’s the largest Snow Village and Trains Exhibit in the South and takes you back to the 1930´s through the 1950´s landscape of small town Americana. The village is comprised of Department 56 original Snow Village pieces that date from 1978-2012. Most of the buildings are lighted and many of the pieces have been retired in the collection.
There are over 300 pieces on display, including 160 building and over 140 accessory pieces, plus nearly 200 trees. Three Lionel O Scale Trains and a Lionel O Scale Trolley are incorporated into the display. The trains include the popular Polar Express, a 1950´s Santa Fe Super Chief diesel aluminum sided passenger train, and an awesome Command Control Berkshire with set of Madison passenger cars.
The Snow Village and Lionel Trains are owned by Lawrence and Cathy Handley of Eureka Springs. The display is sponsored by the Carnegie Public Library and the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Admission is $5.00 per adult and $2.00 for children under 12. Proceeds from the admission fee will go to ESHM. The display will be shown at the Library Annex, 192A Spring Street in Eureka Springs now through Monday, December 23, 2013
- Saturday, December 7, 14, 21: 10 am – 7 pm.
- Sunday, December 8, 15, 22: 10 am – 5 pm.
- Friday, December 6, 13: 5 pm – 7 pm.
- Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20: 5 pm – 7 pm.
- Monday, December 23, 5 pm – 7 pm.