Window Wonderland

Window Wonderland

District-wide November 24 (Small Business Saturday) – December 25 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 holiday season festivities, with businesses decked out for the holidays in a competition that begins Nov. 24, on Small Business Saturday. “This event takes the magic of the holiday season and creates lasting memories,” said Main Street Executive Director Jennifer Pruden. The district, on both sides of the Cedar River, will be transformed to capture the whimsy and wonder of the holiday season, with businesses showing off their creative side through captivating window displays. “Window Wonderland promotes a sense of community during the holiday season,” Pruden said. “This event is a great partnership with business owners, with the goal to create a place where visitors come to celebrate our vibrant district and support the local...
Svaty Mikulas Celebration

Svaty Mikulas Celebration

Friday November 30th, 6:30pm reception, at Aces and Eights followed by 7pm tree lighting. Svaty Mikulas (St Nicholas) Andel (angel) and Cert (devil) will be in the Czech Village 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 Bandstand to light the official Czech Village Christmas...
A Very Cherry Holiday

A Very Cherry Holiday

The Historic Cherry Building 329 10th Ave SE Saturday Dec. 1 10am-5pm   This year’s Very Cherry Holiday open house and studio tour will be held at the Cherry Building on Saturday, December 1st, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Since 2000, the artists and entrepreneurs of the Cherry Building have been hosting this annual event to showcase their work and invite the public to visit their suites and studio spaces.  This year, we will feature a Very Cherry Annual Art Sale at the iowa Ceramic Center & Glass Studio.  Yoimono will be hosting a holiday art show and many studios will offer special holiday gift items, refreshments and demonstrations.  The Cherry Building is located at 329 Tenth Avenue SE.  Visitors are welcome to access the building from the Eleventh Avenue Entrance (on the North side of the NewBo City Market) as well.  The wheelchair accessible ramp is on the Eleventh Avenue entrance. We hope to see you...
Old World Christmas Market

Old World Christmas Market

Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2 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 9th annual Old World Christmas Market! Shop for specialty imports and handmade gifts by select artisans, stop for seasonal treats, see live music and dance performances, and enjoy free family activities all weekend long. Admission to museum exhibition galleries will also be free on December 1st and 2nd! Bring the whole family for one of Cedar Rapids’ best-loved holiday events. Old World Christmas Market is part of Deck the District, a neighborhood holiday celebration! More details will be added closer to the event weekend. FREE Museum Gallery Admission during Old World Christmas Market hours! Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, December 2 from 10:00am – 3:00pm Schedule Coming...