El Dorado Springs emerging as ‘Christmas Town USA’

Posted November 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Get in the spirit of Christmas at one or more of these holiday events in El Dorado Springs:

Christmas Parade of Homes

In a revival of an old El Dorado Springs tradition, six beautifully decorated homes will be on display from 3 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at Shannon & Associates, Brower Realty, and The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday House Decoration Contest

It pays to let your Christmas spirit shine this season. The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of El Dorado Springs are once again sponsoring the Holiday House Decoration Contest.

El Dorado Springs will be sectioned into four quadrants using Hwy. 54 and Main Street as boundaries. One winner will be selected from each quadrant and a Grand Prize Winner selected from those four qualifying homes. Prizes include $25 off utilities for the three quadrant winners and $50 in utilities for the Grand Prize Winner from the City of El Dorado Springs. All four winners will also receive other prizes including certificates from the Rusty Jug so they can go out for dinner after doing so much decorating.

All decorations must be in place and ready to be viewed from the street by judges from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Contestants must leave decorations/lights up through Christmas Day. For more information or to enter your home in the Holiday House Decoration Contest, please call the El Dorado Springs Area Chamber of Commerce office at 417-876-4154 or email the Chamber at info@eldomo-cofc.org.

2012 Christmas Parade

The 2012 Christmas Parade in El Dorado Springs is set for Saturday, Dec. 8. The theme for this year’s parade is “Through the Eyes of a Child.”

Parade entries should be in place by 12 noon for the judges. The parade will commence down Main Street through downtown at 1 p.m. Parade entrants are also encouraged to follow leaders to Park Street and Hospital Road for CCMH patients and Community Springs Nursing Home residents to view parade.

Lights of Galilee

Everyone will love this drive-through Christmas Light experience from Dec. 7-9 from 7-10 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and popcorn for your cruise. On Saturday there will be crafts, caroling and visits with Santa for kids, plus crafts and other Christmas items for mom and dad, too. The Lights of Galilee is a fundraiser for the El Dorado Springs Choral Department.

For more information, please contact Chamber Executive Director Jackson Tough at the Chamber Office, 1303 S Hwy. 32 (at Hwy. 54), O: 417/876-4154, C: 417/321-2000, E: info@eldomo-cofc.org

Thank you for your continued support.