Holiday Hoopla 2019 Events!

It all begins with the Holiday Hoopla Kickoff the Friday after Thanksgiving, Friday November 29, 2019. 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 will be open with Mrs. Claus inside. 

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 Community Center from 6-8pm on the first and third Thursdays of December.
  • The Holly Trolley runs each of the 3 Thursdays in December so there is always a Holly ride to take while you are in the District visiting Santa or enjoying the sights and sounds of the season.
    • New this year the Cedar Falls Community Center will be allowing our line to wait inside while you wait for your ride on the trolley. 
  • December 5th come to the Downtown District for Jingle & Mingle on Main.
  • December 12th 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 9th Annual Beard Contest at Kate & Co starting at 7pm!
  • December 19th you must see the ice carvers create amazing sculptures, 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 21st.
  • December 7th 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 14th 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 21st enjoy a great holiday movie with your friends and family at Movie Magic at the Oster Regent Theatre at 10am!