Hoopla Cheer & Ugly Sweater Contest

The bars and restaurants of downtown Cedar Falls are spreading the cheer again this year during our Hoopla Cheer drink contest! Elves will be concocting special batches of cheer on Thursday December 14th between 6pm and 10pm with the hopes to earn your vote. Stop by participating locations to sip and savor each drink, then vote for your favorite.  Voting ballots are available at participating locations; drop your ballot at the Santa 50613 Mailbox at  4th and Main.  

Also join us for the 4th Annual Holiday Hoopla Ugly Sweater Contest! Make sure you and your friends sport the ugliest Christmas sweater. We’ll hand out awards for Ugliest Sweater, Ugliest Vest, Ugliest Couple, Ugliest Group (3 or more), and Ugliest Headwear. Meet at Deringer's Public Parlor at 9pm for the judging and winner announcements! 

Make memories with the little ones as you enjoy several other fun activities that will be taking place from 6-8pm. Follow the spectacular music and light show to Santa’s Workshop located at the corner of 4th and Main Streets where children can visit Santa and his elves.  Your favorite holiday characters will also be strolling the streets to greet everyone. Free horse-drawn trolley rides will leave from the Cedar Falls Public Library throughout the evening.  Bundle up and soak in the magic of downtown during Holiday Hoopla in Cedar Falls!

Thanks to University of Iowa Community Credit Union for sponsoring the trolley rides during Hoopla Cheer.