Holiday Open Houses 2023

posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

Shop downtown this holiday season

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 2-4

Basket of Daisies

Join Basket of Daisies for their annual Christmas Open House and get an early look at beautiful winter décor. While you’re there, enjoy yummy, festive treats and drinks.

Time: Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 116 Main Street, Cedar Falls

Contact: 319-277-3286

November 4

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 9-11

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 –Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Cedar Falls Downtown District

Tickets: Free

Contact: 319-277-0213

November 9-12

Calico and Company

More than 60 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 11 

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 11

Holiday Arts Festival

Find the perfect gift for the holiday at this one-day fine arts festival. Original works in mixed media, jewelry, glass, metal, ceramics, photography, wood, fiber, and more will be available for purchase.

Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts (225 Commercial Street), Waterloo

Time: Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission: Free

Contact: 319-291-4490

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, Places to Eat & Drink or call the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 1-319-268-4266 or stop in at 6510 Hudson Road.

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