Looking for holiday events in the Corridor? The more the merrier! There are lots of things to do from November 27th through December 1st. Planning ahead? Here's our full holiday list
? Holiday Movie Party - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving:
from 1:00pm - 1:30pm at the Hiawatha Public Library
. The movie is 30 minutes long and is rated G. Refreshments will be provided.
? “Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure”
: Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St., Des Moines; various times Nov. 27 to Dec. 1; $17 to $52, 1-(866) 55-DAHLS, Dahlstickets.com (Coming to the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Feb. 20 to 23)
? Heartland Christmas
: From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum and Library
, enjoy 20 decorated Christmas trees representing America's Heartland. Full schedule here
? Pre-Thanksgiving Bash with Super Size Seven:
Join the band at Chrome Horse for a night to reunite with old friends and family before the holiday. Music from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
November 28: * Happy Thanksgiving! *
? Black Friday Sip & Shop at Cedar Ridge Winery
: Come out and shop with local businesses while tasting wine for free at Cedar Ridge Winery! Not big on Black Friday Shopping ~ then this will be perfect for you! Do you shop early on Black Friday? Make us your last stop and shop in a relaxing environment!
? TannenbaumForest at Festhalle Barn in Amana: A century old barn filled with the Christmas spirit. Enjoy over 40 live Christmas trees individually decorated by local businesses and organizations. Live music, St. Nick's Cafe and of course, Santa and his reindeer! Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to the Make a Wish foundation.
? Jim McDonough:
2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Monticello High School, $28 (also 11/30 Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids; 12/8 Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines; 12/14 Five Flags Theater, Dubuque; 12/15 Gallagher-Bluedorn, Cedar Falls) Pianofavorites.com
? “Coming of Age in Chore Boots”
: Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City; Nov. 29 to Dec. 8; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; $15 to $30, (319) 338-7672, Riversidetheatre.org
? “Miracle on 34th Street”
: Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 Third St. SE; Nov. 29 to Dec. 21; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays and Nov. 30; $15 to $35, (319) 366-8591, Theatrecr.org
? 2013 Festival of Trees
at the Coralivlle Marriott Hotel: From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, enjoy live music, performances, food, dancing; bid on decorated wreaths and trees; and benefit City Circle Acting Company of Coralville and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts! Click here for an approximate schedule of events
? Talkin' Turkey
: Enjoy an afternoon with the family on the trails of Indian Creek Nature Center. At 1:00 pm, learn about our wild turkey woodland neighbors. We’ll also look for signs of turkeys and do some turkey calling. Cost is $4 for ICNC members; $5 for non-members; $1 for children. Advance registration suggested. Call 319-362-0664 or register online
? A Celtic Christmas:
2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Iowa Theatre Artists Company, Amana, $15, (319) 622-3222 or Iowatheatreartists.org
? “Christmas Stew”
: Lampost Theatre & Coffee Shop, 204 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls; Nov. 30 to Dec. 22; 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Dec. 19; 2 p.m. Sundays; $18, (319) 277-8034, Lampost.com
? “The Velveteen Rabbit”
: Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana; Nov. 30 to Dec. 21; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 7 p.m. Dec. 19; $8.50, 1-(800) 352-6262, Oldcreamery.com
? "The Nutcracker"
: The Dancer's EDGE is proud to present two performances of The Nutcracker, with performances at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Kick off your holiday season with this beloved ballet featuring dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and over 150 local dancers on stage.
? Holiday PJ Party
/ Drop-off program, ages 4 - 12 at The Iowa Children's Museum
: Let our playologists watch the kids while you shop! Drop the kids off at the museum, clad in their PJs if you'd like, and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining or just kid-free time. Meanwhile, the kids will enjoy games, story time, snack time and plenty of supervised play in the exhibits. PJ Parties will take place on November 30th and December 14th from 6:00 to 8:30pm. The cost is $20 per child and includes a snack. Kids must be 4-12 years old. Reserve online
? Santa, Snacks, and Stories at Brucemore
: Children are invited to the Brucemore Mansion for a festive evening of holiday tradition on Sun., Dec. 1 and Tues., Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children will be delighted by caroling, a snack making station, crafts, holiday stories, and the chance to give Santa their wish-lists. Admission is $7 per child and $5 per child of a Brucemore member. One adult is free per child admission; each additional adult is $5. Space is limited; purchase tickets online or by phone.
? Pet Photos with Santa:
Your furry, four-legged friends will have their chance to smile for the camera from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Lindale Mall. All pets are welcome, but must remain leashed. Please enter through the Von Maur entrance.
? “Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas”
: Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana; Nov. 14 to Dec. 22; 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; $18 to $27.50, 1-(800) 352-6262, Oldcreamery.com