New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the past year, and it is a time to look forward to what the next year holds. There is plenty cause for celebration at the transition to the new year, and there is an electric feeling of hope and cheerfulness at that moment. This feeling is even stronger when you share it with other people, and there are all kinds of ways that people celebrate the new year. This year, consider spending New Year’s Eve in Eureka Springs! The unique town nestled in the Ozarks has several lively activities happening, from annual parties to upscale dinners.
The festivities on New Year’s Eve are but one side of this charming town. There are so many other aspects that make Eureka Springs a gem in the mountains of Northern Arkansas. Our free Vacation Guide is your thorough resource to everything you’ll discover here, from cuisine to entertainment and more. Download it today to start planning your getaway!
Things to Do in Eureka Springs For New Year’s Eve
Start a Tradition
Tradition is inseparable from most holidays, and the new year is inseparable from dreams of the new. Combine both and start a new tradition this New Year’s Eve of traveling and treating yourself to a stress-free holiday! Eureka Springs is a special town with a distinctive culture—discover it for yourself among the revelers this year!
Go Out on the Town
There are several bars, restaurants, and clubs within walking distance of each other in downtown Eureka Springs, which makes it a great place to spend the evening! Stop by the Cathouse Lounge for a unique experience—it’s a popular biker destination and a pub that is frequented by locals and visitors alike. For a spot where you can grab a drink and enjoy vantage points of the streets below, head over to Balcony Bar and Restaurant! There are also plenty of others to choose from that would all make great stops during your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
There’s always something happening in Eureka Springs, but on New Year’s Eve, the town is aglow with festivities and excitement! Below is a short list of the events you can take part in this year. There’s sure to be plenty more going on as the new year approaches; to find out about more events, be sure to check out Eureka Spring’s event calendar!
New Year’s Eve Ballroom Blitz | Basin Park Hotel
Starting at 8 p.m., the Barefoot Ballroom in the Basin Park Hotel will open its doors and start the celebrations. Enjoy libations, dancing, and a live band in beautiful historic surroundings in downtown Eureka Springs at the New Year’s Eve Ballroom Blitz!
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party | Eureka Live Underground
Have fun at the last Eureka Live Underground party of 2018! This is certainly one of the most unique places you can welcome the new year at; the venue is literally below ground level, features the largest beer garden in downtown, and has a welcoming atmosphere. The New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party will feature dancing, champagne at midnight, and a video countdown.
Swing in the New Year | 1886 Crescent Hotel
This year, join in the tradition of over 100 years of swinging in the new year at the 1886 Crescent Hotel. The dinner celebration features a delicious four-course meal, vibrant live music, dancing, and special entertainment, making sure that nothing is left out of your special evening!
Have a Romantic New Year’s Eve in Eureka Springs
If you’d like to stay in, ring in the new year in a gorgeous cabin with lake views! Curl up in front of a romantic fireplace, or relax in a Jacuzzi for two with windows that overlook the surrounding woods. Whether you celebrate the new year or not, doze off at the end of your evening in king-sized beds while gazing at the stars and tree tops through the glass roof gables. Beaver Lake Cottages are peaceful and secluded, ensuring the perfect setting for a luxurious romantic retreat.
If you do decide to venture into town, we are close by, but far enough that you can enjoy the fun as much as you want, then return to a peaceful oasis. Start the new year off right by staying in a Beaver Lake Cottage!