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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!

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
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.

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.

Dec
2
Sun
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.