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Downtown Holiday Pop-Up Market

November 8 @ 8:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm

There is no other place like Downtown for the holidays-- Come experience the holiday season in Downtown Iowa City and explore the Downtown Holiday Pop-Up Market, back again in the heart of the city! For 7 weeks, beginning November 8th, the beautiful pop-up market, sponsored by GreenState Credit Union will transform Black Hawk Mini Park into a festive holiday destination. Each week, for the seven weeks, new pop-up shops will fill the spaces. Here is the full calendar of shops…

Downtown Hunt for the Elves

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

50+ mischievous elves are hiding within downtown businesses and the hunt begins November 29th, participants have until January 1st to track them down! Those who find at least 10 of the hidden elves will receive a prize and be entered for a chance to win a grand prize basket. Participating stores will have a reusable card detailing the list of businesses children can pick up and get stamped after finding the hidden elves. Turn them in at one of these…

Downtown Teddy Bear Room

November 30 @ 10:00 am - December 24 @ 8:00 pm

Who doesn't want to visit a room full of over 300 teddy bears?! Yes, the Downtown Teddy Bear Room is exactly how it sounds, for 4 weeks, there will be an entire room at Hilton Garden Inn, filled with hundreds of teddy bears, big and small. From November 30th to December 24th; families, children, everyone is invited to come hug a bear, take photos, and spread the holiday cheer! All small and medium sized bears will be available for purchase…

Santa Comes to the Old Capitol Town Center

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Santa is coming to Old Capitol Town Center! Come snap a photo and have cookies while supplies last. Santa will be located in the food court. Santa will be at Old Capitol Town Center this December. Bring the kids to snap a photo and do some holiday shopping.

Downtown Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

There is no better way to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season than a Horse-Drawn Trolley Ride around downtown. Enjoy a FREE whimsical ride while singing carols to the tune of antique sleigh bells, nestled in the enclosed comfort provided by Country Gentleman’s Horse and Carriage. **“TICKETS” WILL BE HANDED OUT AT HILLS BANK AND TRUST IN DOWNTOWN IOWA CITY EACH SATURDAY STARTING AT 11:00AM. We recommend arriving early to reserve your spot!

Santa Saturdays at FilmScene

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

SANTA SATURDAYS Downtown Iowa City Saturdays November 30th and December 7th, 14th, & 21st. 11:30am – 2:30pm Santa will leave his busy workshop for four special trips Downtown to meet the area’s good girls and boys. Families can enjoy FREE photos with the jolly ol’ fella at FilmScene in the Chauncey (404 E. College St. Suite 100). In addition to the free photos provided, families are welcome to take pictures using their own cameras. ***PLEASE NOTE: We are at the…

Santa Comes to the Old Capitol Town Center

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Santa is coming to Old Capitol Town Center! Come snap a photo and have cookies while supplies last. Santa will be located in the food court. Santa will be at Old Capitol Town Center this December . Bring the kids to snap a photo and do some holiday shopping.

Book Report

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A book club that meets once a month for an informal round table discussion and sharing of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose your favorite author, old or new, best sellers or classics, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone who is interested in finding new authors while exploring the abundance of reading opportunities in our City of Literature is welcome.

Santa Comes to the Old Capitol Town Center

December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Santa is coming to Old Capitol Town Center! Come snap a photo and have cookies while supplies last. Santa will be located in the food court. Santa will be at Old Capitol Town Center this December. Bring the kids to snap a photo and do some holiday shopping.

Songs of the Season

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays by singing familiar favorites with melodies that will warm your heart and bring back memories of the "good old days." Sing along with us and let the rafters ring with good cheer and best wishes of the season.

Santa Comes to the Old Capitol Town Center

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Santa is coming to Old Capitol Town Center! Come snap a photo and have cookies while supplies last. Santa will be located in the food court. Santa will be at Old Capitol Town Center this December. Bring the kids to snap a photo and do some holiday shopping.

Eufórquestra’s Home For The Holidays X @The Englert Theatre

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Englert is excited to announce that Eufórquestra's annual holiday benefit will return with special guests Flash In a Pan live on Friday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. Co-presented by Gabe's Iowa City. Over the course of the past ten years, Eufórquestra's Home for the Holidays has raised more than $25,000 and 3,000 pounds of food for local food banks in Des Moines and Iowa City, providing more than 95,000 meals to those in need. Our annual Iowa holiday benefit…

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