Get ready for another festive weekend here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Tannenbaum Forest
    • Amana Colonies
    • Dates/Times
      • December 14th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • December 15th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • December 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Come see the twinkling lights of over 40 decorated real Christmas trees, visit Santa at select times, stop by St. Nick’s Cafe for a warm drink, and see our 17-foot German-style Christmas pyramid!"
    • A goodwill offering is collected benefiting the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
  • Elf the Musical (Final Weekend)

    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times

      • December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
      • December 15th at 7:30 p.m.
      • December 16th at 2:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $22 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Orchestra Iowa Holiday Spectacular
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • December 15th at 2:30 p.m.
      • December 15th at 7:30 p.m.
      • December 16th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "Celebrate the holidays with Maestro Tim Hankewich, Orchestra Iowa, and Lynne Rothrock. Friends from the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, Discovery Chorus, Espressivo Strings, and more will make a festive start to the season for family and friends!"
    • Tickets range from $18 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • Monster Jam
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • December 15th at 1 p.m.
      • December 15th at 7 p.m.
      • December 16th at 1 p.m.
    • Monster Jam: Party in the Pits
      • December 15th &16th from 10:30 a.m. to noon
      • Pit Pass is $10 (a 1 p.m. event ticket must accompany the Pit Pass for admission)
    • Tickets range from $15 to $45 - get yours HERE
  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • December 15th at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Central Illinois Flying Aces
    • Country Night with Jake McVey
    • Ugly Sweater Jersey Auction
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • Ely Winterfest
    • Downtown Ely
    • December 15th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring a 5k, a vendor fair, reindeer, sleigh rides, a chili cook-off, a light parade, and more
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • CR Craft & Vendor Market
    • City of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation
    • December 15th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Featuring 25+ vendors
    • Free parking, admission, and raffle opportunities
  • Downtown Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides
    • Iowa City Downtown District
    • December 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • "The trolley ride is FREE and it fills up very quickly (we normally are completely full within 30 minutes of opening), so get there early because spots are not guaranteed"
    • Tickets will be handed out at Hills Bank and Trust in Downtown Iowa City starting at 11 a.m.
  • Visit Santa at the Kernels
    • Kernels Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop in Cedar Rapids
    • December 15th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Featuring complimentary cookies and punch
    • Event and parking is free
  • Skate with Santa
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • December 16th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Featuring cookie decorating, games, crafts, skating, and face painting
    • Cost is $8 per skater

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