Holiday Hoopla Brings Santa Home for the Holidays

posted by on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa Claus is coming home for the holidays in downtown Cedar Falls! Don’t miss his grand entrance on Friday, November 27th as he arrives to help us kick off the Holiday Hoopla seasonal celebration in the downtown district! Shop and dine in downtown Cedar Falls, then join us on Main Street for live musical entertainment, special appearances by your favorite holiday characters, fireworks and more from 6-8pm!

Mrs. Claus Greets Children at Santa's WorkshopPrior to Santa’s arrival, there will be a large stage at the corner of 4th and Main featuring live entertainment from local musicians and the band WAGG as they perform your favorite holiday music. Alvin and the chipmunks will also make a special appearance live on stage! Several of your other favorite holiday characters will be joining in on the fun as well. And don’t forget to visit Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Workshop while you wait for Santa to arrive!

Alvin and the Chipmunks

This year, we will also be highlighting a variety of local talent on stage during the Kick-Off. The Innovative Soul Dance Company will be joining us on stage for a special performance prior to Santa’s arrival. The Brazilian 2wins will also be stopping by to join in on the fun and sing a couple of carols! And we will be debuting Kylie Jean as our new child star this year as well!

Following Santa’s arrival, Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the crowd down the street for the lighting of the Hoopla Tree at 1st and Main Streets. The road is controlled by local law enforcement so that everyone can cross safely over to the Main Street Bridge into Peter Melendy Park to watch the tree lighting, which is immediately followed by a SPECTACULAR Winter Fireworks display over the Cedar River by Gateway Park.

Fireworks Over the Cedar River

Holiday Hoopla events continue through the month of December in downtown Cedar Falls. Check the website at for a complete list.

Thanks to our sponsors: PIPAC, Signs & Designs, Viking Pump, Waterloo Tent & Tarp, Cup of Joe, and the University of Northern Iowa.

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