In 2009, a dedicated and passionate committee of volunteers, downtown merchants, and Community Main Street staff got together to create a new holiday event, affectionately dubbed "Holiday Hoopla." Holiday Hoopla creates a fun and memorable holiday experience for people of all ages during the holiday season in the Cedar Falls Downtown District.
Every year, Holiday Hoopla officially kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving when Santa Claus "secretly" arrives and the beginning of the shopping season in the Downtown District begins.
2020 will be different than any other year, with safety in mind, the kickoff will be a reverse parade. If you have attended the kickoff in the past you need to throw all those ideas out the window, everything about this year is different. You will line up on Clay Street, heading North to join the parade where it begins at Washington and 2nd Streets. You can check out the route here at this link. We are asking you to stay in your car for the duration of the parade and follow the predetermined route. Instead of Santa arriving to a large crowd he will be a part of the parade route and one of the stops you will drive by. Santa and all of his friends will be on the parade route and they can't wait to see you!
LeaAnn Saul - ChairLarry Wessels "Mr. Christmas"Brenda Truelsen Dave SchacterlePenny SundBeth DelagardelleCarolyn YoungJulie ShimekCinde HaskinsBeth SulenticKeith KennedyKevin KingKim BearMelanie SchmidtMolly SchmidtBonnie SmithJen BarkhurstBarbara KriegKasey EllerMandy CoonradtMaribel Barry
Community Main Street organizes many events and activities throughout the year. Our series of events called "Holiday Hoopla" has become a major draw for our community. In early 2012, we obtained a legal trademark for "Holiday Hoopla". In order to protect our trademark and our sponsors, any use of the trademark must be coordinated through the CMS office. Financial contributors and sponsors may identify themselves as a supporter of Holiday Hoopla. Contact the Cedar Falls Community Main Street office for more information.