Christmas In The Ozark Mountains

Eureka Springs Christmas Parade

Christmas Celebrations in Branson and Eureka Springs

Christmas Season in the Ozarks is as charming as anywhere in the country.

Eureka Springs: A Quaint Holiday Haven in the Southern Ozarks

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains’ southern region, Eureka Springs boasts the Great Passion Play and an iconic Main Street adorned with over 100 mom-and-pop shops. This historic village, known for preserving century-old buildings, transforms into a winter wonderland during the Christmas season. From the annual tour of homes to the charming night parade and vibrant New Year’s Eve celebrations, Eureka Springs captures the essence of a holiday village straight out of a storybook.

Branson’s Holiday Extravaganza in the Central Ozarks

In the central region of the Ozark Mountains, Branson takes holiday celebrations to new heights with a lineup of events running from early November through New Year’s Day. Renowned as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” Branson’s live shows and performers add a musical touch to the festive season. Don’t miss the Dixie Stampede holiday show, a true highlight of the Ozark Mountain Christmas experience

quicksilver eureka springsUnique Shopping in the Ozarks: Branson and Eureka Springs

If holiday shopping is on your agenda, Branson offers a plethora of specialty shops, outlet malls, and unique-to-Branson experiences. Meanwhile, Eureka Springs provides an exclusive and personalized Christmas shopping experience, with one-of-a-kind gifts found along Spring Street. The town is home to hundreds of artisans, showcasing their creations in galleries and offering unique treasures that make for meaningful gifts.

Eureka Springs Shopping


Branson is noted for its live shows and performers. It’s not called the Live Music Show Capital of the World for nothing! Visit our Live Shows page to see the amazing lineup holiday shows that celebrate the season. The Dixie Stampede holiday show is not to be missed

Dixie Stampede Branson

Eureka Springs, home of the snow train village at the Great Passion Play will feature holiday shows and Christmas movies at the  Eureka Springs Auditorium throughout the holiday season. 


Dazzling Christmas Lights Across the Ozarks

Eureka Springs, also known as America’s Victorian Village, adorns itself with breathtaking Christmas lights in November and December. Drive through the captivating lights at the Great Passion Play and explore storefront displays. Save the date for the Living Windows event on December 9th, an experience that adds an extra touch of magic to the holiday season.

In Branson, Silver Dollar City takes the spotlight with a display of 5 million lights, creating a visual spectacle for visitors. The park’s holiday lineup includes live Christmas shows, a special effects Christmas tree, and the Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade.  Branson’s Gift of Lights and Trail of Lights are drive through displays.

Eureka Springs Living Windows


Experience the wonder of Silver Dollar City at Christmas, where 5 million lights – yes, 5 million! – create an eye-popping experience sure to delight the kids and the kid in everyone. Two live Christmas shows, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, a five-story special effects Christmas tree and the Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade are part of the park’s amazing holiday lineup.

Ozark Mountain Crescent Hotel
Crescent Hotel ChristmasForest

Places to Stay in Eureka Springs

1886 Crescent Hotel

For those staying in Eureka Springs, the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel offers a charming retreat with daily festivities, Santa’s Brunch, Teddy Bear Tea, and sleigh rides throughout December. Christmastime at the Crescent begins Saturday December 2 with the annual lighting of the Christmas forest.

Friends who would like to Stay in Eureka Springs, but visit Silver Dollar City can enjoy the SDC Partner rate at the Crescent Hotel for just $99 per night


Eureka Springs is about Holiday Events.  From early season, “Made in Eureka” fun; to Home for the Holidays over Thanksgiving Weekend with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, This Ozark Mountain Christmas destination also has an incredible Christmas night parade, a holiday tour of homes to peek inside these Victorian homes, Christmastime events held at an 1886 Historic Hotel of America, Santa in the Park, holiday concerts, and classic Christmas Movies in a breathtaking auditorium.

The holidays in Branson wouldn’t be complete without several special events . For more than a quarter century, Branson has made its holiday lineup of events a treasured tradition. Celebrations run from November 1st through January 7th – there’s no waiting for Thanksgiving to kick-off the holidays here!   See all of the exciting events in Branson.

Tasty Delights
In Eureka Springs, you won’t miss out on good eats during the holidays. There are loads of places to dine, offering tasty seasonal dishes for everyone. Dive into the holiday spirit with menus that bring comfort and celebration to your table. And the best part? There’s something for every taste and budget.  Eat, enjoy, and let the flavors of the season make your holiday extra special!

Discover Ozark Mountain Christmas: Eureka Springs and Branson

Both Eureka Springs and Branson host a plethora of holiday events, from parades and tours of homes to Santa in the Park and classic Christmas movies in breathtaking auditoriums. Embrace the magic of the season, create cherished memories, and make the Ozark Mountains your ultimate holiday destination.

For a detailed guide to all the festivities, visit or find holiday deals at Plan your journey through the Ozarks and make this Christmas a truly special one.

The distance from Branson, Missouri to Eureka Springs, Arkansas is approximately 33.39 miles

1. Start from Branson and take US-65 S.
2. After about 21.3 miles, take the exit toward US-62 W/Harrison AR/Eureka Springs.
3. Merge onto US-62 W/US-65 BUS S. Continue to follow US-62 W for about 31.8 miles.
4. This will lead you directly into Eureka Springs.



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