Kid’s Market sponsored by GreenState Credit Union
New for 2021- The Downtown Pop-Up Market will feature a new Kid’s Market from November 15 until November 23rd, 10:00 am- 7:00 pm. The Kid’s Market is a chance for kids to shop for everyone on their holiday lists with the assistance of Santa’s helpers. Parents/Guardians will help submit a list of all gifts that need to be purchased, the budgets for each person, and then wait while the kids have the opportunity to shop in secret. Once their shopping is complete, children will have the opportunity to have the gifts wrapped and bundled before returning to their parents with their holiday shopping complete!
Each child will have around 30 minutes to shop for everyone on their list. Santa’s helper will help kids stick to their budget, make sure they get something for everyone on the list, and shop efficiently.
Drop-in shopping appointments will be available, but to ensure your shopping time, customers can reserve their shopping time here.
Saturdays- November 27, December 4, 11, & 18th
Santa is making four special trips to Downtown Iowa City to meet the area’s good girls and boys. Kids and families are invited to visit Santa as he visits downtown Iowa City at FilmScene in the Chauncey and drop off their letters and wishlists. Santa will be visiting FilmScene at the Chauncey from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (404 E College St, Iowa City, IA). Visitors and families are welcome to visit Santa and capture their own photos.
Holiday Pop-Up Market Sponsored by GreenState Credit Union
November 27-December 23rd
The Downtown Holiday Pop-Up Market sponsored by GreenState Credit Union returns this holiday shopping season to provide a festive and unique shopping experience for a number of pop-up shops. The three pop-up shops will officially open with stores on Small Business Saturday, November 27th featuring three businesses. The market will then see a rotating list of businesses popping in and out of them throughout December.
Come shop the Holiday Pop-Up Market to find a new small business to love or visit one of your favorites.
Stay tuned for the full list of participating businesses coming soon.
Teddy Bear Room at the Hilton Garden Inn
November 27th- January 1st
Teddy Bears Galore! The Downtown Teddy Bear Room is exactly how it sounds, for 4 weeks, there will be an entire room at the Hilton Garden Inn, filled with hundreds of teddy bears, big and small.
Opening November 27th until January 1st; 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 starting Dec 21st. Additionally, visit the Teddy Bear Room, take a tag from the Giving Tree, and purchase a teddy bear for a local family!