“Christmas At The Crescent” Celebrates 16th Year

 A series of events that has become holiday tradition here will celebrate its sixteenth year beginning December 1 at the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. “Christmas At The Crescent”, a multi-day Yule festival, was started in 2001 by this Historic Hotel of America as an effort to extend Eureka Springs’ tourism season. It must have worked since Arkansas’ “extraordinary escape” community has become one of the region’s most popular holiday destinations by thousands of visitors annually.

The 2016 “Christmas At The Crescent” includes the following:
>Thursday, December 1Annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the St. James Episcopal Churchwomen; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Crystal Ballroom
>Saturday, December 3Annual Christmas Forest Tree Lighting, dozens of trees decorated by local charities and available for viewing and “voting” through December 31; 6:00 p.m.; East Lawn.
>Sunday, December 4Santa’s Brunch, a chance to bring the family for a sumptuous brunch buffet and an opportunity to sit in the lap of Ol’ Saint Nick; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Crystal Ballroom.
>Monday, December 5Themed Breakfast in the Crystal Dining Room. Holiday Activity; 10:00 a.m. (Lobby/Concierge Desk). Berryville 5th grade intermediate school  Christmas Concert; 12:00 noon; Crystal Ballroom. Evening Holiday Entertainment; Crystal Dining Room Restaurant with Peter Maiella.
>Tuesday, December 6Themed Breakfast.  Holiday Activity; 10:00 (Lobby/Concierge Desk.) 2:00 pm Afternoon Activity: Festive Afternoon Tea. Evening Holiday Entertainment; Crystal Dining Room Restaurant with the Holiday Island Singers.
>Wednesday, December 7Themed Breakfast. Holiday Activity 10:00 a.m. (Lobby/Concierge Desk.) Holiday concert with the Eureka School band at Noon, in the Crystal Ballroom.
>Thursday, December 8Themed Breakfast.  Holiday Activity; 10:00 a.m. (Lobby/Concierge Desk.) 2:00 pm Afternoon Activity: Festive Afternoon Tea. Evening “Sounds Of The Season”; 6:30 p.m. (dinner service 5:00-9:00 p.m.); Crystal Dining Room Restaurant.
>Friday, December 9Themed Breakfast.  Holiday Activity; 10:00 a.m. (Lobby/Concierge Desk.) 2:00 pm Afternoon Activity: Holiday Culinary Experience, creating a drunken fruit cake with the Crescent Chef. Evening Holiday Entertainment; Crystal Dining Room Restaurant from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Illumination of the Christmas Forest and Santa's Brunch... two big events of the 2016 "Christmas At The Crescent" celebration, December 1-9 at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, AR.

Illumination of the Christmas Forest and Santa’s Brunch… two big events of the 2016 “Christmas At The Crescent” celebration, December 1-9 at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, AR.