Marion Chamber Of Commerce

Marion’s Home For the Holidays

1225 6th Ave, Suite 100
Marion, IA


Date: Friday, December 4 2020 to Monday, December 28 2020

Make the holidays memorable this year with a new spin on Christmas In The Park with new safe activities for families.

Letters to Santa | Drop off your letters to Santa at Santa’s House in Uptown Marion. Step inside for fun photo ops. If there is a return address, Santa will respond with a holiday greeting to letters left by December 18.
Story Walk l Uptown Marion l Enjoy a children’s holiday walking story! Look for pages of a fun holiday book in the windows of participation businesses in Uptown Marion.
Cinnamon Craft Kits | Marion Uptown Library, 1064 7th Ave | Stop by for a take and make winter holiday kit from the Marion Public Library. Kits include a recipe for your own cinnamon ornament, make a dreidel, learn about Czech Christmas celebrations, and more!
Light The Night Holiday Lights Tour |Throughout Marion | Check out residential and business light displays. Sign up by December 1 to have your display on the map. Visit for a listing and map.
Uptown Storefront Light Displays | Uptown Marion | Vote for your favorite holiday window display in Uptown! Take a stroll through the Uptown district and vote for your favorite window display using the QR code in the window. Voting runs from December 1st through December 31st.
Uptown Shop Local Giveaway | Uptown Marion | Shop participating businesses November 21 – December 21 for a chance to win Uptown Dollars! Look for the QR code to register to win $50 in Uptown Dollars. Drawing will take place on Mondays. No purchase necessary to register. Visit for a list of participating businesses, hours, and event specials.
Winter Wonderland Insta Challenge |Uptown Marion | Show off your photography skills with the Winter Wonderland Challenge. Uptown Marion is the perfect backdrop for your photos! Submit your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #Uptownmarion AND tag @Uptown_Marion. Post your submissions by January 31st for a chance to win $50 in Uptown Dollars. Posts may be featured in 2021 Uptown promotions with photo credits.