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Nov
30
Thu
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the DistrictHoliday Markets: pop-up markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items!

Dec
1
Fri
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the DistrictHoliday Markets: pop-up markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items!

Fridays@NewBo: A Christmas Story @ NewBo City Market
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fridays@NewBo: A Christmas Story @ NewBo City Market

Join us for Fridays@NewBo as we watch A Chrsitmas Story! In this Christmas favorite, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Want to keep the Christmas fun rolling? Join us for Christmas Vacation and Ugly Sweater Contest later in the night!

Svaty Mikulas Celebration @ Czech Village
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm
Svaty Mikulas Celebration @ Czech Village

Friday Dec. 1, 6:30 pm reception, 7pm tree lighting

Svaty Mikulas (St Nicholas) Andel (angel) and Cert (devil) will be at the Aces & Eights Saloon, 62 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 tree.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation & Ugly Sweater Contest @ NewBo City Market
Dec 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation & Ugly Sweater Contest @ NewBo City Market

Get in the Christmas spirit at NewBo City Market! Join us the Friday, December 1st at 8:30pm to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, partake in an ugly sweater contest, and party in Holiday style!

In Christmas Vacation, it’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Register now for $5 and receive a FREE beer from NewBo Beer and Wine (a $6 value) at the event. 21+ only.

Dec
2
Sat
Very Cherry Holiday Art Sale @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Very Cherry Holiday Art Sale @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio

Join us on December 2nd at the annual “Very Cherry Festival” in the historic Cherry building (across from the NewBo Marketplace).

The iCCGS will return again this year with activities for the kids, a visit from Santa and a huge variety of ceramic and glass available for purchase from our gallery!

Stay tuned for more details in the future!!

8th Annual Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Musuem
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
8th Annual Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Musuem

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 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 8th 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 2nd and 3rd! 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!

Schedule details will be added closer to the event weekend.

Contact Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs, for more information about the event:
tstenstrup@ncsml.org
319-362-8500 ext. 204.
FREE Museum Gallery Admission during Old World Christmas Market hours!
Saturday, December 2 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
A Very Cherry Holiday Open House @ The Cherry Building
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This year’s Very Cherry Holiday open house and studio tour will be held at the Cherry Building on Saturday, December 2nd, 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 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 basement.  The resident practitioners at Illuminations will conduct various demonstrations, and there will be holiday photo sessions by photographers in the building, and art class demonstrations on the third floor.  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 there!

Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the DistrictHoliday Markets: pop-up markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items!

The African American Museum of Iowa Celebrating the Holidays @ African American Museum of Iowa
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The African American Museum of Iowa Celebrating the Holidays @ African American Museum of Iowa

The African American Museum of Iowa is celebrating the holiday season with a small exhibit looking at a few of the holiday traditions that African Americans have participated in. This year, we will be highlighting traditions such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa and Jonkonnu, African American tradition from the 1800s. Items representing these holiday traditions will be on display in our lobby exhibit case, which will be on display until 1/2/2018.

On December 2nd, the museum will host holiday craft tables for children to learn about these four holiday celebrations and their connection to the African American community from 11am-3pm. We will also have Mrs. Clause here to read stories and greet families and visitors from 11am-1pm.
Two of these crafts will teach visitors about both older and more current traditions celebrated by African Americans in the United States. The first of these is a tradition from the 1800s called Jonkonnu. When Africans were captured and sold as slaves, they brought many religious, ceremonial, and festival traditions with them. Jonkonnu, also called John Coonering, was one that blended West Africantradition and adornment with holiday traditions such as Christmas caroling. During these celebrations there would also be dancing, costumes, masks, plays, and more.
The other celebration, which is currently still celebrated in many communities, is Kwanzaa. The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa,” or “first fruits.” Kwanzaa is modeled after traditional African harvest festivals and celebrated in the seven days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The primary focus of the holiday celebrates the Nguzo Saba, or seven principles: Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith.The Kinara and the seven candles symbolize ancestry and the earth, while the woven mat the arrangement is placed on represents tradition. Each night, as one of the seven candles is lit, participants drink from the Kikombe cha Umoja, symbolizing unity.
Dec
3
Sun
8th Annual Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Musuem
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
8th Annual Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Musuem

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 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 8th 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 2nd and 3rd! 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!

Schedule details will be added closer to the event weekend.

Contact Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs, for more information about the event:
tstenstrup@ncsml.org
319-362-8500 ext. 204.
FREE Museum Gallery Admission during Old World Christmas Market hours!
Saturday, December 2 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the DistrictHoliday Markets: pop-up markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items!

Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the DistrictHoliday Markets: pop-up markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items!

Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Deck the District Holiday Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the DistrictHoliday Markets: pop-up markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items!

Santa at the Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Santa at the Market @ NewBo City Market

Santa is coming to NewBo City Market! While shopping at the Market forDeck the District, stop to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get your picture in front of our Christmas tree display. Visit Santa from from noon to 4pm on Sunday, December 3 – it is free and open to the public.