What's the Hoopla for the Holidays?

posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Cedar Falls Downtown District is Iowa's #1 downtown destination!

Shopping for gifts and stocking stuffers in Iowa’s #1 downtown destination!  

Holiday Hoopla is the Cedar Falls Downtown District’s annual, month-long celebration. The month of December offers activities for the kids, shopping, and holiday contests! Although 2020 will look a little different than past years, there is fun for all ages in the district this holiday season. For updates, check the Holiday Hoopla website or Facebook page of the Cedar Falls Downtown District.   


November 27, 2020
Santa Arrives 
Join the Cedar Falls Downtown District for this year's Holiday Hoopla Kickoff Cruise from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This is a special event in the district and in 2020 the cruise will be a REVERSE PARADE. Instead of marching with Santa in a parade down Main Street, Santa will be stationary and you'll be the parade! Join in your car and cruise through the district according to the map, checking out all of Santa's friends. Then, get a glimpse of and give a wave to the man in the red suit himself...SANTA! No foot traffic this year on Main Street for Santa's arrival. ALL visitors will need to stay in their cars...it's a car cruise! Find a MAP of the cruise HERE

November 28, 2020
Small Business Saturday

This day celebrates and helps you discover small businesses. By shopping local, you support small business owners and the community!

Shop the District

It’s never too cold to shop the quaint and locally-owned shops of the downtown district! Pick up a cup of java, stroll the district and enjoy the window displays. Then, shop for the special people on your gift-giving list. Don't forget to pick up food to-go after a long day of shopping. Or, simply order takeout and enjoy shopping online from your favorite shops from the comfort of home!

Recently, Travel Iowa listed the Cedar Falls Downtown District as one of 12 downtown districts having great shopping during the holidays and all year long. Find the article HERE

Light Display

Don't forget to view the fantastic light display at Santa's Workshop at 4th & Main Streets. It's the perfect backdrop for a photo op! Santa's very busy this year preparing for the holidays so we'll need to let you know if/when he'll be in his workshop in December.  

More fun! 

And, shopping isn't the only fun to be had in the district. Every year, shops decorate their windows and create a Window Wonderland. Kids can also mail Letters to Santa by dropping their letters off at his workshop. There's also a coloring contest for the kids!  

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that events and activities may change due to COVID-19. Visit the Facebook page and website of the Cedar Falls Downtown District before traveling to any scheduled events. 

Would you like to find more Things to Do or a Place to Eat & Drink while you’re in Cedar Falls? Stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road or give us a call at 1-800-845-1955. Find more events taking place in Cedar Falls on our online calendar at CedarValley365.com

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Santa's Workshop at 4th and Main Streets is a great photo op! 
Holiday Hoopla in the Cedar Falls Downtown District - don't forget to visit Santa!

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