• Call for Ornaments - Purchase Available Through November 15

    Community members, clubs, non-profits, businesses, and organizations are invited to purchase a $10 wooden ornament to decorate and return to the Downtown Springdale Alliance to be placed on the region’s largest, live Christmas tree! We will have ornaments available through Wednesday, November 15 and all ornaments must be returned to Downtown Springdale Alliance no later than Friday, November 17 to be included as a tree decoration.

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  • Photos with Santa @ Shiloh Museum’S RITTER-McDONALD LOG CABIN - Saturday, November 25

    Children and families will have the opportunity to meet and be photographed with the real Santa Claus at the rustic cabin located at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History from noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. Space is limited, so reservations will be taken until 10 a.m. on November 25 and will be given priority in the line for photos while Santa is visiting.

  • Downtown Holiday Shopping Promotion - Through November 25

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Springdale! When you shop at each participating business through Saturday, November 25, you will be rewarded by earning a FREE RAFFLE ticket for every transaction (of any amount) that you make. Your raffle tickets will be entered into a drawing to win a Downtown Springdale gift basket valued at over $400!

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  • Handmade Winter Market @ Shiloh Square - Saturday November 25

    Artists, crafters, and makers from across the region will participate in the 2nd annual Handmade Winter Market under the Shiloh Square Pavilion. This event will take place in conjunction with Christmas on the Creek and provide shoppers with handcrafted items just in time for the holidays.

  • Student Sculpture Exhibit @ Shiloh Square - Saturday, November 25

    The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District is inviting students K-12 from Washington and Madison Counties to create a sculpture using only recyclable materials. These lovely sculptures will then go on display to the public at Christmas on the Creek in downtown Springdale for “People’s Choice” voting and viewing. Stop by from 3-6pm to support these talented area artists use their creativity for a good cause.

  • Springdale Fantasy Tree Farm @ 101 E. Emma Avenue

    The Springdale Fantasy Tree Farm is back for its second year to showcase a beautiful display of decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands from area partners and individuals! Stop by on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. as the Downtown Springdale Alliance, in partnership with Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shop, kicks off the open house and silent auction bidding and Christmas tree raffle. Fully decorated trees and holiday items will be on display and available for bidding each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday, December 7, 2017 when we will host a closing reception and party.

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Christmas on the Creek Activities

  • Children’s Mini-Train Rides sponsored by Gene Long Insurance Agency

    Time: 2 – 6 p.m.
    Location: Shiloh Square Pavilion

  • Magic Show with Alan Burdick

    Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
    Location: Shiloh Square

  • Holiday Face Painting for Children

    Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
    Location: Shiloh Square

  • Live Christmas Music by Junction 80 – Main Stage sponsored by The Jones Center

    Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
    Location: Outdoor stage on Emma Avenue across from Shiloh Square

  • Lighting of Region’s Largest Live Community Christmas Tree followed by music by Art Center of the Ozarks’ Victorian Carolers

    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Shiloh Square


    The Annual Christmas Parade of the Ozarks has become an honored and anticipated Springdale tradition that brings a diverse array of groups together for a special evening of community celebration to kick off the holiday season. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels down Emma from Parsons Stadium, ending at Harris Street. Businesses and groups are encouraged to participate and apply.

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