Old World Christmas Market

Old World Christmas Market

Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 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 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!

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.) The Museum Store will also feature 15% off Botanicus spa products.

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

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

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Shopping
10:00am – 5:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Museum Store open; with 25% off all jewelry (excludes garnets and moldavite) and 15% off Botanicus spa products
10:00am – 3:00am Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store

Family Activities
9:30am – 12:00pm (or until cookies are gone) 18 th 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 Family Holiday Crafts, Jiruska Gallery
10:00am – 1:00pm Horse & Wagon Rides, Circle Drive
11:00am – 3:00pm Papa Balloon, Skala Bartizal

Library
11:00am – 3:00pm CR Sisters Face Painting, Alliant Energy Classroom
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

Share and Learn

10:00am-5:00pm Oral History Booth: Sharing Holiday Traditions, Jiruska Gallery
10:00am – 3:00pm Bobbin Lace Making Demonstrations by the Doris Southard Lace Guild, Rozek Grand Hall
10:30am– 11:00am Czech and Slovak Holiday Traditions Talk, Skala Bartizal Library

Transportation
10:00am – 5:00pm Shuttle between Sokol Park, Czech Village, African American Museum of
Iowa, Cherry Building and NewBo City Market.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Shopping
10:00am – 3:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 3:00pm Museum Store open; with 25% off all jewelry (excludes garnets and moldavite) and 15% off Botanicus spa products
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
11:00am – 3:00pm CR Sisters Face Painting, Alliant Energy Classroom
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 Ice Queen, Skala Bartizal
Library

Share and Learn
10:00am-5:00pm Oral History Booth: Sharing Holiday Traditions, Jiruska Gallery

Live Music (Rozek Grand Hall)
2:00pm-2:30pm: Kirkwood Brass Ensemble performing holiday selections

Transportation
10:00am – 3:00pm Shuttle between Sokol Park, Czech Village and NewBo City Market.

 

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