Holiday Hoopla

Hopla kickoff image with Santa waving both arms.

"A Whole Lot of Wonderful!"

Holiday Hoopla Kickoff!

Thursday, November 24
Join us in welcoming Santa to the Downtown District! Prior to his secret arrival, there will be live music from the The Hoopla Band, performers from Frozen, Fusion Dance, Alvin & the Chipmunks, special solo performances, and holiday characters. Then join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a magical march to the fireworks finale over the Cedar River! EVENT DETAILS

Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 25
Mark your calendars now for a fun Small Business Saturday in the Cedar Falls Downtown District! Saturday, November 25th is a great kick-off to your holiday shopping, shop small for the holidays. EVENT DETAILS

Events for Families

NEW!! Reindeer Games

Thursday, November 30, 6-8 pm
Help Santa and his reindeer prepare for their big flight on Christmas Eve! Games, activities and treats for kids of all ages! EVENT DETAILS

Santa 50613

From Nov. 24 - Dec.21
Mail Santa a letter in the red 50613 mailbox at 2nd & State Streets by the River Place Plaza and receive a handwritten reply from him! Be sure to include your full name and return address.

Breakfast at the North Pole!

Saturday, Dec. 2,8 -11 am
Enjoy pancakes, sausage, juice, tea, and coffee while meeting Santa and characters. Located at theCedar Falls Community Center. EVENT DETAILS

Get your tickets HERE!

Eat, Drink & Be Merry- A Holiday Hoopla Event

Thursday, Dec. 14, 6 pm - Saturday, Dec 16, 8pm
A different spin on Hoopla Cheer-- Eat, Drink & Be Merry will be a fun event happening December 14th- December 16th! You will receive a bingo card of all participating bars & restaurants. This way you will have all weekend long to get it completed instead of just one night! EVENT DETAILS

Movie Magic

Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 am
Free movie of "Polar Express" and announcing the coloring contest winners at the Oster Regent Theatre. EVENT DETAILS

Baby It's Cold Outside

Thursday, Dec. 21, 6-8 pm
s'mores and carolers throughout the District.- See live ice carvers, enjoy EVENT DETAILS

Coloring Contest

From Nov. 24 - Dec. 14.
Get additional copies here or pick up at Farmers StateBank or the Cedar Falls Public Library. Drop off your completed entry form in theSanta 50613 mailbox located at the Plaza. Winners will be announced Saturday, Dec. 16 at Movie Magic. EVENT DETAILS

Recurring Holiday Hoopla Experiences

Santa's Workshop

Visit Santa & Elves on Thursday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21,6-8 pm OR Saturday Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, at 10 am -1 pm at the River Place Plaza.

Trolley Rides (ONLY Thursdays)

Take a free trolley ride in the Downtown District Thursdays Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 6-8 pm at the River Place Plaza. Starts at the Cedar Falls Community Center and will do a loop between the Community Center and the River Place Plaza. EVENT DETAILS

2022/2023 Winter/Spring Postcard Gift Certificate Registration

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