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Nov
30
Fri
Wishlist Weekend @ Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Wishlist Weekend @ Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District

Enjoy Wishlist Weekend during Deck the District in the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District. Create your own Wishlist while walking around the district, and look for great gift giving ideas for everyone on your list. Bring any Wishlist back during the holiday season (through December 23) for promotions at many retail stores in the Main Street District.

Shop Local this holiday season!

Music on the Rise! @ NewBo City Market
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Music on the Rise! @ NewBo City Market

Every Friday evening stop by NewBo City Market for Fall Fridays! On Friday, November 30th catch Music on the Rise – a FREE, intimate, and entirely unique concert at NewBo City Market featuring regional bands who are creating amazing music & starting to gather a following. NewBo Beer and Wine will be open as will our Shopkeepers serving up the goods!

Svaty Mikulas Celebration @ Czech Village
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm
Svaty Mikulas Celebration @ Czech Village

Friday November 30, 6:30 pm Reception, 7pm tree lighting

Svaty Mikulas (St Nicholas) Andel (angel) and Cert (devil) will 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 tree.

An Irish Christmas in America @ CSPS Hall
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm
An Irish Christmas in America @ CSPS Hall

Now in its 14th year, this beloved and heartfelt holiday show delivers a fascinating evening of Irish music, song, dance and stories. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada , the hugely popular production includes some of Ireland’s top traditional performers in a program rich in humour and boundless energy. The 2018 ensemble features guest singer Niamh Farrell,a Sligo vocalist best known for her appearances with David Gray. Onstage she’s matched by legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, as famous for his charming wit as he is for his stunning voice. These two singers alternate with lively instrumental tunes performed on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with the spectacular old-style dance of Samantha Harvey. Backed by evocative photos depicting Irish winter traditions, the production provides a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as well as a fun-filled, family-friendly start to the holiday season. Says Irish Echo, “It all conveys the spirit of the season with uncommon taste and integrity.” Other critics have called the show “exceptional … captivating … a powerful evocation of the season.” At CSPS the production sells out every year, so avoid disappointment by ordering your tickets today.

Dec
1
Sat
Very Cherry Annual Art Sale @ iowa Ceramic Center and Glass Studio
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Very Cherry Annual Art Sale @ iowa Ceramic Center and Glass Studio

Join us for the annual Very Cherry Art Sale on December 1st from 9 am to 4pm!

This year our gallery will be packed with beautiful works for sale by our community. Be sure to stop in and find that perfect one of a kind gift.

We will also be hosting drop in hourly workshops from 11-2 pm making clay trees for $10 each AND Santa will be here from 10-12!!

A Very Cherry Holiday Illuminations @ Illuminations
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
A Very Cherry Holiday Illuminations @ Illuminations

An annual festive event! In addition to unique gifts, Illuminations will have refreshments and door prizes. Gretchen Little will offer two half hour gallery mediumship sessions, one at 11:00 and another at 2:00. Practitioners will be available to answer any questions you may have about services we offer. The Cherry Building will also be offering open house tours and photos with Santa!

A Very Cherry Holiday Open House @ The Cherry Building
Dec 1 @ 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 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.  Many studios will offer special holiday gift items, refreshments and demonstrations.

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 there!

From Jonkonnu to Kwanzaa: Exploring Black Holiday Celebrations @ African American Museum of Iowa
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
From Jonkonnu to Kwanzaa: Exploring Black Holiday Celebrations @ African American Museum of Iowa

The African American Museum of Iowa invites you to attend From Jonkonnu to Kwanzaa: Exploring Black Holiday Celebrations as part of Deck the District in the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District. Join us December 1st from 10 am – 4 pm for free cocoa and cookies, free Kwanzaa and Jonkonnu tabletop activities, and a guest appearance from Mrs. Claus. The gallery hosting Endless Possibilities and Driven By Hope will be available at the AAMI’s regular rates and a special collection of Black Santa memorabilia will be on display.

Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Museum

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!

Schedule details will be added to https://www.ncsml.org/owcm closer to the event weekend.

Photo with Santa @ AE Photography
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Photo with Santa @ AE Photography

Our 4th Annual Free Photo with Santa! Come on down to AE Photography during the Very Cherry Holiday on December 1st and get a photo with Santa! We will email you 1 digital image for free!

No appointment needed! Just come to the studio between the times listed!

All ages welcome!

* Due to amount of guests, please be prepared for a line. It goes pretty quick, but there still might be a line to wait in.
* One image per email {family} due to the amount of people that participate.
* I can not guarantee you will get your image in time for Christmas cards.

Photos with Santa @ Baby Time
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Photos with Santa @ Baby Time
Saturday Dec. 1, 10am-1pm ($10 per print or digital copy)
All reserved spots have been booked! However, walk ins are welcome! We usually have some time in between appointments, or if there are no shows. So please come if you can – you just might have to wait a little bit!

*****For just $10 you can get your little one’s picture with Santa. You can choose a digital copy or a 4×6 print. Copies of the same shot are $6 each.

Register for ONE time slot PER family!

Please arrive a few minutes early so we can stay on schedule. There is NO FEE to register! Drop ins can be added if the schedule allows, but registration is preferred.

Payment will be processed onsite during the photo shoot. Jungling Photography prefers cash or check, but you can also use cards.

Stitches for Hope Quilt Sale @ NewBo City Market
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stitches for Hope Quilt Sale @ NewBo City Market

Keep your loved ones warm this winter with a beautiful, unique, and locally-made quilt! Browse our selection of 800+ quilts and find one perfectly suited to take home with you. Thanks to the generosity of Inspired to Sew, your purchase will help to inspire hope in our local community by supporting the Catherine McAuley Center’s mission.

One quilt can provide:
– Bus passes for residents to attend appointments and work for three months
– New winter apparel for a family of 8
– One training to help current volunteer tutors learn best practices about teaching or about their students’ needs
– A six-week class for students who want to pursue citizenship
– Interpretation for a new refugee family for 90 days
– Aftercare services for women who have graduated from the Transitional Housing Program

Proceeds benefit the Catherine McAuley Center’s Adult Basic Education, Transitional Housing, and Refugee and Immigrant Services programs. The Catherine McAuley Center’s mission is to offer hope and opportunity through educational and supportive services that promote stability, skill-building, and connection.

Event held in NewBo Market located at 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 2 PM

Can’t visit us at the sale? Shop online now through December 31, 2018 and proceeds will still benefit the Catherine McAuley Center! https://inspiredtosew.com/inspire-me/stitches-for-hope.html

Deck the District Art Show @ The Cherry Building
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Deck the District Art Show @ The Cherry Building

As part of the annual Deck the District, hosted by the Czech and New Bohemian Main Street district, and the Cherry Building’s annual Very Cherry Holiday, Yoimono is hosting a Christmas/Winter themed Art Show!

There will be drinks, decorations, Christmas music, and of course some AWESOME art from local artists.

Dec
2
Sun
Holiday Pop-Up Market @ NewBo City Market
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Pop-Up Market @ NewBo City Market

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list!  Join us on select Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm until Christmas for our Holiday Pop-Up Market featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses & entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique, home made items!

NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Old World Christmas Market @ National Czech and Slovak Museum

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!

Schedule details will be added to https://www.ncsml.org/owcm closer to the event weekend.

Santa at the Market! @ NewBo City Market
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Santa at the Market! @ NewBo City Market

Santa is coming to NewBo City Market! While shopping at NewBo City Market for all your unique, locally made holiday gifts, stop to tell Santa what YOU want for Christmas and get your picture in front of our Christmas tree display 🎄 FREE and open to the public – visit Santa from from 12-4pm on Sunday December 2nd!

Live Celtic Christmas Music at Lion Bridge @ Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Live Celtic Christmas Music at Lion Bridge @ Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Live Celtic Christmas Music at Lion Bridge

Sunday, December 2 from 2-5pm, live Celtic Christmas music!

This is a free event and open to all ages.

We will be featuring some holiday food specials to be announced soon!

Join us after visiting the Old World Christmas Market at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.

Misteltoes Craft @ Baby Time
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Misteltoes Craft @ Baby Time

Sunday Dec. 2, 3-5pm, $5 each

Another fun craft to do with your baby or toddler! A sweet red bow on top with their cute feet painted green as mistle(TOES).

Cost is $5 per print – you can do as many as you want! Registration is free – then you pay at the door for as many prints as you need.

All supplies included – paint (safe & washable Tempera) and print (cardstock that is 8.5″ x 5.5″) & cleanup! Don’t forget one for your office or Grandparents! Age range for the event is newborn-preschool sized foot.