Holiday Hoopla 2018 Events!

It all begins with the Holiday Hoopla Kickoff the Friday after Thanksgiving, Friday November 23, 2018. 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 November and 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.
  • FREE horse-drawn trolley rides will start and end at the Cedar Falls Public Library from 6-8pm on Thursdays.
  • November 29th Reindeer Games in the Downtown District for Holiday Hoopla!
  • December 6th come to the Downtown District for Jingle & Mingle on Main.
  • December 13th 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 8th Annual Beard Contest at Kate & Co starting at 7pm!
  • December 20th 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 22nd.
  • December 1st 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 $7 per person for sausage, coffee, beverages, and a stack of pancakes!
  • December 8th run/walk with Santa for a fun new Frosty 1 mile fun run and 5K. This is for everyone of all ages, don't forget to dress in fun holiday gear! The fun starts at First United Methodist at 8am.
  • December 15th enjoy a great holiday movie with your friends and family at Movie Magic at the Oster Regent Theatre at 10am!