on Friday, November 8, 2019
Fig & Frolic in the Cedar Falls Downtown District
Retailers are decked out with everything that sparkles and shines for the holidays in 2019. There’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect gifts for those on your list!
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
It’ll be fun and festive at Barn Happy! Shop for unique, Iowa-made gifts in their shop, step into The Crib out back for items sold by vendors and then visit the Barn’s loft to find vintage and antique treasures.
On Thursdays, Barn Happy is open until 8:00 pm, serving supper for just $10.95/person. Call ahead for dinner to 319-266-0888.
Downtown Ingredients Shop Hop
Prepare for the holiday season by shopping at participating merchants in the downtown district and gathering their recipes to use for your own holiday gathering.
Real Deals Holiday Open House
Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Real Deals is stocked with holiday décor for your home! You’ll find items for your kitchen (including a few treats from Hammond’s), holiday signs, florals, clothing and more.
For Goodness Sake
Shop for fine gifts and holiday décor during For Goodness Sake’s holiday open house. They’ll offer their Mad Money and complimentary gift wrap!
Calico Hen House
Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday, noon – 4:00 pm
All 50+ dealers will be decked out for the holidays. Shop and enjoy a holiday treats and hot apple cider. And, yes. For this event, they’ll be open on Sunday!
November 9 - 10
Holiday Arts Festival
Waterloo Center for the Arts
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
With original works available from more than 50 artists, the festival will be a great way for you to kick off your holiday shopping. Shoppers will even have the opportunity to win door prizes! Admission is free.
Winter Open House
Lotus & Lou Interiors
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shop for unique gifts and enjoy festive snacks, hot cocoa, and a chance to win door prizes!
Ugly Sweater Ladies Night
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Shop for your holiday décor and the latest fashions while wearing your “ugly” sweater at ladies night! Be creative. If your sweater is the ugliest, you may win a prize!
November 22 & 23
Waverly's Holiday Open Houses and Chocolate Walk
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waverly merchants are decked out for the holidays and ready to help you with your shopping. And, you'll get to taste some sweets along the way!
November 22 & 23
TJ's Christian Bookstore Christmas Open House
Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stop in to enjoy light refreshments while you shop for stocking stuffers, Advent devotionals, calendars, hostess gifts and more!
November 29 – December 8
Poinsettia Open House
Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (until 7:00 pm on 12/6); Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The array of poinsettias at Petersen & Tietz is always a highlight of the holiday season and the perfect place to pick out a gift of flowers and maybe get your picture taken in a sea of poinsettias.
Holiday Hoopla Kickoff
The holiday season kicks off in the Cedar Falls Downtown District when Holiday Hoopla kicks off on the Friday night after Thanksgiving. Shop, go out to eat, and enjoy live music in the district before seeing Santa arrive and march down Main Street for fireworks over the Cedar River.
Jingle & Mingle
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Enjoy merchant open houses in the Cedar Falls Downtown District. Don’t forget to visit Santa at his workshop!
Lark Holiday Vendor Fair
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Local crafters and vendors will be set up at the brewery for an afternoon of shopping.
Baby It’s Cold Outside
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Shop the Cedar Falls Downtown District and watch ice carver’s turn blocks of ice into works of art. There will also be reindeer games and s’mores!
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