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HOLIDAY EVENTS 2023
Noelridge Lights and Blooms at the Noelridge Greenhouse November 30 and December 1.
5 Season Lights at the Mcgrath Ampitheatre December 1-31.
Christmas in the Park & Peppermint Walk in Marion December 1.
Natures Noel at Indian Creek Nature Center December 2.
Orchestra Iowa Nutcracker Ballet with the Quad Cities Ballet on December 2.
Lindsey Sterlng Snow Waltz Tour on December 2.
A Very Cherry Holiday at the Cherry Building December 2.
2023 Cedar Rapids Official Tree Lighting at Greene Square Park on December 2.
Holiday Farmers Market at Coffee Republic December 2.
Deck The District in Czech Village/New Bohemia Mainstreet District December 1-3.
Old World Christmas Market at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library December 2 & 3.
Christmas in the Key of A with Alisabeth Von Presley December 9.
Movies at the NewBo City Market: Elf on December 9
A Very Merry Nashville Christmas at The Olympic Southside Theater. Nashville Songwriters share stories and perform original and traditional holiday songs. Sunday, December 10.
NewBo Gingerbread House Party at the NewBo City Market December 10.
Maddie Poppe - Acoustic Christmas on December 10.
Deck the Stalls at the Iowa Equestrian Center December 10.
Celtic Angels Christmas at the Paramount Theatre December 12.
Ho Ho Ho in NewBo shopping and dining spectacle takes place Thursday, December 14.
Orchestra Iowa Holiday Spectacular December 15, 16 & 17.
Deck the Trails at Wickiup Hill Learning Center Saturday, December 16.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas December 20.
Home Free for the Holidays December 21.
Annual Festivus Celebration at Iowa Brewing Company December 23.
Holiday Mansion Tours at Brucemore. With thirteen trees and garlands galore, the mansion is decked out on all four floors during this annual holiday tradition.
TCR Presents Wizard Of Oz through December 17.
A Christmas Story at the Giving Tree Theatre thoughout December.
Photos with Santa at the Lindale Mall throughout December.
Visit CSPS Hall throughout December for Holiday inspired concerts and local music.
We all know the holidays can be stressful, from deciding who’s going to make the turkey, to addressing and stamping the holiday cards. Whether you’re a shopper who likes to plan ahead, or a procrastinator who waits until the last minute, it’s our goal to help you cross everyone off your shopping list this season!
- Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District: Shop dozens of local retailers offering unique and personal gifts for everyone on your list - from outdoor gear to vintage wear to vinyl records!
- Uptown Marion: Be sure to stop into Scout of Marion, The Marion Chocolate Shop and the many locally owned businesses - from clothing to home decor to sweet treats.
- Cedar Rapids Shopping Centers: There are two main areas of town with abundant shopping opportunities within a few blocks. The Lindale Mall area is on the Northeast side of town and the Westdale area is on the Southwest side of Cedar Rapids. Both areas are surrounded with multiple shopping plazas and a variety of stores and restaurants to make for a complete day of shopping!
- Don't forget the unique treasures you can find out our local museum stores including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Brucemore, The History Center and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.
- Christmas take and bake options are availible from Lightworks. Enjoy sugar cookie kits, fluffer nutter bars, fresh baked scones and more! Order by December 17th.
- Let Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery stress about the mess and take some of the work off your plate for the holidays! Order take and bake by Decmeber 18th for the holidays
Stay tuned as we continue to update 2023 Holiday Eats information! Many local restaurants will be offering holiday take out specials to feed the whole family. While most places are closed on holidays, some restaurants in our community are open on Christmas Day.
- Kids New Year's Eve Eve Balloon Drop at HyVee
- Kids New Year's Eve Party at AirFx
- Kid's New Year's Eve Party at The Fun Station
- Amy Friedl Stoner's New Year's Eve at Theatre Cedar Rapids
- The Great Gatsby NYE Ball at the The Ideal Theater & Bar
- New Year's Eve hike at Indian Creek Nature Center. Pre registration required.
- New Year's Eve Party at Big Grove.
- New Year's Eve Eve NYE at The Ideal Theater & Bar
- New Year's Eve Soul Sunday Fun'Day Party at Cedar River Landing
- Eagles New Year's Eve 1920's Bootleggers Party at the Fraternal Order of Eagles
- NYE at Basix
- Slap'N'Tickle New Year's Eve Party at the Chrome Horse
- Never Miss a New Year's Show with the Ben Schmidt Band at Old Neighborhood Pub
- New Years Eve with the Detour Band at Elks Lodge 251
NEW YEARS EVE EATS
- New Year's Eve Pairing Dinner at Cedar Ridge Distillery. Get your tickets now before they sell out!
- Treat your special someone to a memorable New Year's Eve celebration at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Reservations are available for Saturday, Dec. 30 & Sunday, Dec. 31.
- Enjoy dinner for New Year’s Eve at the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club. Reservations encouraged. Call 319-362-3467 to save your spot!
- Black Sheep Social Club is taking reservations for NYE from 5PM until the ball drops! Dinner specials, fun cocktails and the full menu will be available!
- Enjoy an NYE prix-fixed menu at Lacayo! Reservations required.
- Goldfinch Tap & Eatery in Marion is offering their annual 5 Course Chef Inspired Dinner. Reservations required.
- Ring in the new year with an exclusive Chef inspired three course dinner at 350 First.
Check back soon to see more restaurants that are typically open over the holidays! Their menus and hours may vary from their regular offerings and schedule.