2018 Holiday Open Houses

posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2018 Holiday Open Houses (Fig & Frolic in the Cedar Falls Downtown District)

(Fig & Frolic)

Jump-start your holiday shopping! Holiday open houses kickoff in November and it’s the perfect time to shop downtown and on The Hill for something special for your friends and family. Soak up the atmosphere of twinkling lights and fresh garland, stop for lunch or a cup of hot cocoa and share the fun with a friend.

There are a lot of open houses to attend!

November 1-4
Calico Hen House

More than 50 antique dealers will have their rooms ready for you! They’ll have cider and snacks, too!
Time: Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday noon – 4:00 pm
Location: 1022 Alabar Avenue, Waterloo
Contact: 319-234-1266

November 3
Barn Happy

You’ll find Iowa-Style Christmas shopping, free coffee and delicious samples of Iowa foods at Barn Happy’s Holiday Open House!
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 11310 University Avenue, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-266-0888

November 3-4, 11, 17-18, 24-25 and December 1-2
The Pine Peddler

This little shop offers country primitives, quirky designs, one-of-a-kinds, salvaged junk and locally crafted art.
Time: Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: 4041 W. Cedar Wapsie Road, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-987-2935

November 8-10
Downtown Ingredients

Downtown is kicking off the holiday season with all the right ingredients! While you shop, pick up a recipe card from participating merchants. By the end of your holiday shopping, you will have your very own Downtown Cedar Falls cookbook!  #ShopTheCFDistrict
Time: Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Cedar Falls Downtown District
Tickets: Free
Contact: 319-277-0213

November 8-10
Basket of Daisies

Join Basket of Daisies for their annual Christmas Open House and get an early look at beautiful winter decor. While you’re there, enjoy yummy, festive treats and drinks.
Time: Thursday & Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 208 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-277-3286

November 8-10
Fig & Frolic

Stop in for treats, drinks and holiday shopping! Fig & Frolic is decked out for the holiday season!
Time: Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Location: 114 W. 5th Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-231-5140 

2018 Holiday Open Houses (Little Prairie Girl in the Cedar Falls Downtown District)

(Little Prairie Girl)

November 8-10
Little Prairie Girl

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!
Time: Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 206 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-240-5060

November 8-10
For Goodness Sake

The holidays are on full display at For Goodness Sake. There is so much to choose from, you're bound to find the perfect gift, a hostess gift or a little something for yourself!  
Location: 2118 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo
Contact: 319-232-4404

November 10-11
Holiday Arts Festival

Find the perfect gift for the holiday at this two-day fine arts festival. Original works in mixed media, jewelry, glass, metal, ceramics, photography, wood, fiber, and more will be available for purchase and Laughing Tree Cafe will be open and serving pastries, coffee, tea, and lunch.
Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts (225 Commercial Street), Waterloo
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: Free
Contact: 319-291-4490

November 16 & 17
Holiday Open Houses In Waverly

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

November 17
Lotus & Lou Interiors

Holiday treats, hot cocoa, drawings and more…and don’t forget shopping!
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 508 Bluff Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: Facebook 

November 23 - 25 AND November 30 - December 2
Petersen & Tietz

It's the greenhouse's annual Holiday Poinsettia Open House. They'll have extended hours, photo ops, specials, contests, door prizes, wine tasting, design classes, carolers and more! You won't want to miss their beautiful display. 

November 30 - December 3
UNI Bookstore
Enjoy the holiday season with shopping, snacks, refreshments, and 20% off storewide (and online)!

December 1 & 2
Flowerama (Waterloo)

8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Shop, enter to win prizes, free refreshments, savings and more!

December 3 – 14
12 Days of Hill-iday Cheer

Each day, one College Hill business will host a special event, promo, or special just for you during this holiday season. Participating College Hill merchants include The Shakery, Mohair Pear, Copyworks, Sub City and The Other Place.  #HeadToTheHill in Cedar Falls!

December 7 & 8
Mohair Pear

It’ll be a storewide discount weekend. Stop in for coffee and treats and stock up on stocking stuffers, Iowa gifts, vintage clothing and more!
Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Location:2209 College Street, Cedar Falls
Contact: 319-266-6077

Whether shopping on College Hill (23rd and College Streets) or in our downtown district, linger a little longer and enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch at one of our local restaurants or coffee and tea shops.

Want to find a place to overnight or more dining and beverage ideas? Visit Places to Stay and Places to Eat & Drink. Or, call or stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 800-845-1955 or at 6510 Hudson Road (we're open seven days a week).

We’d be happy to help!

2018 Holiday Open Houses (Miss Wonderful in the Cedar Falls Downtown District)

(Miss Wonderful)


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