Holiday FUN for the whole family!  

Save the Date – Deck the District will be December 1-3, 2017!

Check back for details about our 2017 line-up of events!

African American Museum Celebrates Kwanzaa

Discover African American holiday traditions or dive into the evolution of African American literature in the feature exhibit, Mightier than the Sword. 55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Saturday Dec. 3, 10am-8pm: Feature display of black Santas in the lobby... read more

Window Wonderland

District-wide November 26 (Small Business Saturday) – December 18

Visitors to the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District can experience the spirit of the holidays during Deck the District, with an abundance of events, shopping and more.

Main Street’s “Window Wonderland” kicks off the festivities, with businesses decked out for the holidays in a competition that begins Nov. 26, on Small Business Saturday.

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Svaty Mikulas Celebration

Friday Dec. 2, 6:30 pm reception, 7pm tree lighting Svaty Mikulas (St Nicholas) Andel (angel) and Cert (devil) will be at the Artisan’s Sanctuary (45 16th Ave SW) to greet the children followed by a short presentation on the Czech and Slovak traditions of Christmas. Activities include singing by the Czech Heritage Singers, cocoa and cookies, Christmas Traditions of the Czech and Slovak Republic, Candlelight walk to Kosek Bandstandto light the official Czech Village Christmas... read more

A Very Cherry Holiday

The Historic Cherry Building 329 10th Ave SE Saturday Dec. 3: 10am-4pm   A Very Cherry Holiday open house and studio tour at the Cherry Building will be on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Cherry Building is located at 329 Tenth Avenue SE, but people are welcome to access the building from the Eleventh Avenue Entrance (on the North side of the NewBo City Market).  The wheelchair accessible ramp is on the Eleventh Avenue entrance.  The Very Cherry Holiday has been a tradition of the artists and entrepreneurs in the Cherry Building since 2000 to showcase their works and invite the public to visit their working spaces.  This year, we will feature a Very Cherry Art Show on the first floor.  The sensational Five Season Jazz Trio will be on-hand to perform holiday music.  The Ceramics Center will have a “walk in workshop” where the public is welcome to try their hand at making ceramics and/or fused-glass artworks, and the Friends of the Library will have a book sale in the... read more

Old World Christmas Market

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Experience the magic of the Christmas season at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library at the 7th annual Old World Christmas Market!

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