Just about everyone loves a decorated Christmas tree – so a whole forest of them is even more enticing. The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs in Arkansas has started a tradition of providing trees for local charities to decorate to win cash “votes” on the most beautiful tree of all. Every visitor can vote for their favorite tree at $1 a vote, and the top three vote-getters also receive cash prizes from the hotel.
The new tradition at the nearly 125-year-old hotel began just five years ago and has grown this year to a forest of 30 decorated trees located on the 15-acre grouns of the hotel. The brightly illuminated firs can be seen for miles, as the rest of the local trees have shed their leaves for the winter.
Once the holidays are over, the fun continues – the next event is the Eureka Springs Hotel Paranormal Weekend – where you can be a ghosthunter for one or two nights exploring the other more Halloween-friendly aspect of the hotel known as “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”.
The 1886 Eureka Springs Hotel and Spa
75 Prospect Ave
Eureka Springs AR