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posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017


2017 Holiday Open Houses | Fig & Frolic

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Take a deep breath and sigh. Holiday open houses kickoff in November! This means you can shop early for the holidays and enjoy more time with friends and family in December. Soak up the atmosphere of twinkling lights and fresh garland, find that special gift for a loved one and share the fun with a friend.
 

Basket of Daisies
November 2-4

Join Basket of Daisies for their annual Christmas Open House and get an early look at beautiful winter decor. You won't want to miss this event! The first 50 people who arrive each day will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!
Tea Cellar, located in the lower level of Basket of Daisies, will also have live jazz by Simon Harding on Friday from 6:30-8:30pm.
Location: 208 Main Street
Contact: 319-277-3286
 

Fig & Frolic
November 2-4

You’ll find unique gifts and the perfect holiday decor to add to your Christmas home!
Location: 114 W. 5th Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-231-5140
 

Calico Hen House
November 2-5

Calico and all the antique dealers will be ready for you! They’ll have cider and snacks, too!
Location: 1022 Alabar Avenue, Waterloo
Contact: 319-234-1266
 

2017 Holiday Open Houses | Little Prairie Girl

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Little Prairie Girl
November 2-5

Call your girlfriends and make a date to shop Little Prairie Girl at their Christmas Open House! Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of Christmas as you stroll through two levels of their unique boutique. They’ll offer store specials and door prizes, too!
Location: 206 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-240-5060
 

Hudson Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
November 4

Hudson’s annual holiday fair is host to more than 65 artists, crafters and merchandise vendors. This is a great time to do some shopping while supporting small businesses.
Location: Hudson Middle School (136 S. Washington Street, Hudson)
Tickets: Free admission
Contact: Facebook event page
 

2017 Holiday Open Houses | Barn Happy

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Barn Happy
November 4

You’ll find Iowa-Style Christmas shopping, free coffee and delicious samples of Iowa foods at Barn Happy’s Holiday Open House! 
Location: 11310 University Avenue, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-266-0888
 

The Pine Peddler
November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and December 2

This little shop offers country primitives, quirky designs, one-of-a-kinds, salvaged junk and locally crafted art.
Location: 4041 W. Cedar Wapsie Road, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-987-2935
 

Downtown Ingredients
November 16-18

Downtown is kicking off the holiday season with all the right ingredients! While you shop the weekend of November 16-18, you’ll receive a recipe card from participating merchants. By the end of your holiday shopping, you will have your very own Downtown Cedar Falls cookbook!
Location: downtown Cedar Falls
Tickets: Free
Contact: 319-277-0213
 

Holiday Open Houses In Waverly
November 17 & 18

Waverly’s holiday shopping season kicks off with holiday open houses and a season of savings with participating merchants!
Location: variety of stores in Waverly
Contact: 319-352-4526
 

After shopping, linger a little longer downtown and enjoy a coffee shop, the Tea Cellar, brewery or your favorite restaurant.

Want more dining and beverage ideas? Visit Places to Eat & Drink or call the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 800-845-1955 or stop in at 6510 Hudson Road.

We’d be happy to help!
 

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