Old World Christmas Market

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! 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 3rd and 4th! 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!

The Museum Store will be featuring 25% off all jewelry, excluding garnets and moldavite! (No other coupons or discounts will apply to this jewelry sale.)

Find the schedule of events below! More details will be added closer to the event weekend.

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Contact Sara Jacobmeyer, Director of Programs, for more information about the event:
sjacobmeyer@ncsml.org
319-362-8500.
Vendor applications for Old World Christmas Market 2016 are now closed.

Event Sponsors:

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FREE Museum Gallery Admission during Old World Christmas Market hours!
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Shopping

Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk

Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk

10:00am – 5:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Museum Store open; 25% off all jewelry (except garnets and moldavite), Museum Store
10:00am – 5:00pm Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store

 

Family Activities
9:30am – 12:00pm (or until cookies are gone) 18th Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk, Rozek Grand Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm CR Sisters Face Painting, Alliant Energy Classroom
10:00am – 5:00pm Family Holiday Crafts, Jiruska Gallery
10:00am – 1:00pm Horse & Wagon Rides, Circle Drive
11:00am – 3:00pm Papa Balloon
12:00pm – 3:00pm The Dean of Juggling, Jiruska Gallery
12:30pm – 3:00pm Svatý Mikuláš, Anděl a Čert Meet & Greet, Rozek Grand Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm Horse & Wagon Rides, Circle Drive
3:00pm – 4:00pm Czech and Slovak Fairytales with Storyteller Darrin Crow, Skala Bartizal Library

 

Live Music (Rozek Grand Hall)
10:00am – 11:30am
Silbertaler Musikanten
12:00pm – 12:30pm Světlušky Youth Ensemble
2:30pm – 3:00pm Czech Heritage Singers
Times TBD: Coe College Orchestra Students performing holiday selections.

Learning
11:00am – 11:30am Czech and Slovak Holiday Traditions Talk
1:00pm – 1:30pm Czech and Slovak Holiday Traditions Talk

Transportation
10:00am – 5:00pm
Shuttle between Sokol Park, NewBo City Market, The Cherry Building, and the African American Museum of Iowa. Shuttle schedule available soon.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace

Shopping
10:00am – 3:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 3:00pm Museum Store open; 25% off all jewelry (except garnets and moldavite), Museum Store
10:00am – 3:00pm Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store


Family Activities

10:00am – 2:00pm Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
(Drawings at 2:00pm)
10:00am – 3:00pm Family Holiday Crafts, Jiruska Gallery
11:00am – 12:00pm Czech and Slovak Fairytales with Storyteller Darrin Crow, Skala Bartizal Library
12:00pm – 3:00pm Papa Balloon, Rozek Grand Hall
12:00pm – 3:00pm The Dean of Juggling, Jiruska Gallery
1:00pm – 2:00pm Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company presents A Magical Winter’s Night, Skala Bartizal Library

 

Craft Demonstrations
10:00am – 3:00pm
Bobbin Lace Making Demonstrations by the Doris Southard Lace Guild, Rozek Grand Hall

 

Live Music (Rozek Grand Hall)
Times TBD: Coe College Orchestra Students performing holiday selections.

Transportation
10:00am – 3:00pm
Shuttle between Sokol Park and NewBo City Market. Shuttle schedule available soon.

VENDORS
Artistry Mix by Sharon Foster
BestNest Home Goods
Cocoa Bellissimo
Czech Heritage Foundation
Diana Watt Cards
Echoes of the East
Eclipse Trading Post
FunkyFairy Art
Great American Popcorn Company
Hummingbird Creations
Jewelry Girl
KJK Jewelry
Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Midwest Basket Guild
Museum Guild of the NCSML
On the Hill
Pickle Creek Herbs
Pumpkin & Poppy
Skyline Farms
Terra Fleur
Woodland Forest
The Wright Touch Catering & Bake Shoppe
Plus – Holiday Cocktails!

Custom Egg Charms, designed for the NCSML by KJK Jewelry.

 

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