One of the most delightful spots in the Southern mountains, Eureka Springs shines in winter. Gone are the summer crowds seeking relief from the lowland heat. Gone also are the leaf watchers who cruise the town’s roller coaster streets searching for autumn’s paint box. In their place come couples looking for a little romance and holiday shoppers keen for those special gifts you can’t find in a department store. This time of year, the town dresses itself in Christmas finery and opens its doors wide.