Holiday happenings in the corridor
Tannenbaum Forest: Weekends through Dec. 17, Festhalle Barn, 4707 220th Trl., Amana. Santa visits, food, music, children’s corner, 17-foot German-style Christmas pyramid and more than 40 decorated trees. Donation: $3 to benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Festivalsinamana.com
Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE. The mansion is decked out on all four floors. See the seasonal splendor of 13 glowing trees, a dining room set for Christmas dinner, mantel arrangements and garlands on the grand staircase, as well as piano music on Sundays. Daytime Holiday Mansion Tours: Wednesday to Sunday through Dec. 31, $5 to $12. Evening Holiday Mansion Tours: Thursdays through Dec. 28, $15 to $20. Details: Brucemore.org/events/calendar/
Celebrate the Holidays at Cedar Memorial, 4200 First Ave. NE. Holiday Music Legacy Program, Dec. 17, Chapel of Memories, with Kennedy High School Chamber Choir at 3 p.m., St. Pius X Elementary School Singers at 5 p.m., Washington High School Madrigal Singers at 7 p.m.; Santa visits by the chapel foyer fireplace from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m.; The Flower Shop temporary store in the chapel State Room. Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, open to see the decorated trees, wreaths, ornaments and thousands of lights, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 6; open until 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17.
’Tis the Season, downtown activities: Holiday Pop-up Market, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 23, Black Hawk Mini Park, Ped Mall. Horse-drawn carriage rides, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, free tickets handed out at Hills Bank & Trust, 125 N. Madison St. Santa Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, free photos at FilmScene, 118 E. College St. Downtown Hunt for the Elves, through Jan. 1; free kid-friendly scavenger hunt to find the elves hiding in downtown stores; prizes for completed cards. Details: Downtowniowacity.com/events/tis-the-season/
Granger House Museum, 970 10th St. Christmas open house, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17, with treats, music and Santa in residence. Details: Grangerhousemuseum.org
Breakfast with Santa: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16, Clear Creek Amana Middle School, common area at west entrance. By Blue Hearts of Johnson County. Food, crafts, pictures with Santa, meet Herky, K-9 Barry, McGruff. Freewill donation to support area law enforcement.