Holiday Hoopla 2017 Events!

It all begins with the Holiday Hoopla Kickoff the Friday after Thanksgiving, Friday November 24, 2017. Everything begins at 6pm at the corner of 4th and Main Street. There will be live entertainment on stage, holiday characters wandering around looking for you, and Santa's amazing workshop. 

Holiday Hoopla continues throughout the month of December. Every Thursday and Saturday head to the Downtown District for fun activites during the season. 


  • Santa's Workshop is open every Thursday from 6-8pm. His workshop is on the corner of 4th and Main. He will be there until December 21st.
  • FREE horse-drawn trolley rides will start and end at the Cedar Falls Public Library from 6-8pm on Thursdays.
  • November 30th strike your #ELFIE in the Downtown District for Holiday Hoopla!
  • December 7th come to the Downtown District for Jingle & Mingle on Main.
  • December 14th come to the bars in the Downtown District for Hoopla Cheer and Ugly Sweater Contest! Choose your favorite adult holiday drink and wear your ugliest sweater! Participating bars in the district will be concocting their own cheerful drink from 6-10pm. Also, don't forget to join in on Santa's 7th Annual Beard Contest at Kate & Co starting at 7pm!
  • December 21st you must see the ice carvers create amazing sculptures, luminaries and enjoy many musical groups performing downtown for Baby, It's Cold Outside.


  • Santa's Workshop is open every Saturday from 11am-2pm. His workshop is on the corner of 4th and Main. He wil be there until December 23rd.
  • December 2nd join Santa, his elves, and all his holiday friends for Breakfast at the North Pole at the Cedar Falls Community Center from 8-11am. Tickets are $6 per person for sausage, coffee, beverages, and a stack of pancakes!
  • December 9th run/walk with Santa for Santa's Snow Shuffle 5K Fun/Run Walk. This is for everyone of all ages, don't forget to dress in fun holiday gear! The fun starts at First United Methodist at 9am.
  • December 16th enjoy a great holiday movie with your friends and family at Movie Magic at the Oster Regent Theatre at 10am!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Deck the Falls 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM View
Friday, November 24, 2017
Holiday Hoopla Kick Off 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM View
Thursday, November 30, 2017
#ELFIE Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM View
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Breakfast at the North Pole 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM View
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Jingle and Mingle 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM View
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Santa's Snow Shuffle 5K Fun Run/Walk 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM View
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hoopla Cheer & Ugly Sweater Contest 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM View
Santa's 7th Annual Beard Contest 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM View
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Movie Magic 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM View
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Baby, It's Cold Outside 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM View
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Wrap It Up! 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM View