Iowa's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From musicals to festive markets, the upcoming holiday season in Iowa has something for everyone! From December 8th to December 23rd, twenty-three events, such as A Christmas Story The Musical in Keokuk, the Annual Holiday Trade Fair in Fairfield, and the Festival of Trees in Perry are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

A Christmas Story The Musical, Keokuk,IA

December 8, 2023
Experience a magical holiday season this year with the iconic musical, A Christmas Story, at the Great River Players Theatre in Keokuk, IA. Get ready to follow 9-year-old Ralphie Parker as he embarks on a quest to find the gift of his dreams. Join in the fun as you enjoy all the beloved scenes, characters, and songs from the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana. Don't miss out on the memories that will last a

Annual Holiday Trade Fair, Fairfield,IA

December 8, 2023 at 5:00pm
The Holiday Trade Fair is back in Fairfield, IA! Shop unique handcrafted and imported goods from more than 60 artisans, craftspeople and importers at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center on December 8. Delight in beautiful crafts, art, jewelry, clothes, toys, specialty food items and more at this one-stop holiday shopping event. Don't miss it!

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Des Moines,IA

December 9, 2023
Experience the beloved classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang as they discover the true meaning of the holiday season. Enjoy this faithful stage adaptation with family and friends on December 9th.

Holiday Thieves Market, Coralville,IA

December 10, 2023 at 10:00am
Explore an array of amazing art pieces from talented local artists at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel and Conference Center! Attend the Holiday Thieves Market to find handmade holiday gifts such as ceramics, fiber, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood items. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit free arts programming.

Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights, Mount Pleasant,IA

December 13, 2023 at 5:30pm
At Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights, visitors can enjoy over 140 Holiday Lighted Displays that will fill a 1.6-mile route in the Midwest Old Threshers Campground. This incredible display features a variety of popular holiday characters and symbols, from gingerbread men to tractors and candy canes. Families can make lasting memories this Holiday Season at the Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights.

Iowa Falls Festival of Lights, Iowa Falls,IA

December 15, 2023 at 6:00pm
Foster Park in Iowa Falls, IA will be aglow with the dazzling lights of the Iowa Falls Festival of Lights. Enjoy the spectacular lights and set a magical mood for the holiday season. Everyone is welcome to attend this free and family-friendly event.

Winter Flea Market, Fort Dodge,IA

December 16, 2023 at 9:00am
Head to the Webster County Fairgrounds this December for a Winter Flea Market! Shop for crafts, toys, antiques, furniture, tools, and more. Enjoy delicious food and find something to take home. Don't miss this special event at the Webster County Fairgrounds!

Ottumwa Christmas Vendor and Craft Market , Ottumwa,IA

December 17, 2023 at 12:00pm
Shoppers of all ages are invited to the Quincy Place Mall for the Ottumwa Christmas Vendor and Craft Market. Browse through the selection of local stores or visit a variety of vendors. Get into the festive spirit with a day of merriment and shopping.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Davenport,IA

December 22, 2023 at 7:00pm
Experience the magic of the beloved holiday classic and follow Rudolph and his friends on their journey to save Christmas. Don't miss Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the River Center, 136 East 3rd Street in Davenport, IA. Its timeless message of acceptance and goodwill continues to warm generations of fans.

Festival of Trees, Perry,IA

December 23, 2023 at 11:00am
Celebrate the 9th Annual Festival of Trees at the Carnegie Library Museum in Perry, IA. See majestic displays from participating organizations, business, and families. Enjoy the free and open event anytime during the day on December 23, 2023.

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