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Christmas in the Villages

Christmas in the Villages

Enjoy the Holiday season in the
Villages of Van Buren!


Holiday Open House                                     December 12th

Cedar Valley Winery, 2034 Dewberry Ave., welcomes the holiday season with hot mulled wine, holiday dips, and, of course, wine tastings!  Visit the gift shop for  discounts on merchandise.  Info: 641-662-2800


Old Fashioned Christmas                           December 5th

Shopkeepers in period costumes from 10a-5p.  Kids activities at the Bentonsport Quilt Shop 2-4p.  Demos and Christmas Readings at the Bentonsport Artisan    Co-Op 1p & 3p.  Santa’s helpers will be handing out treats 2-4p.  Info:  319-293-3749


Santa Visit                                                    December 19th

Santa will greet children from 5-7p at the Birmingham Fire Station, 131 E. Cedar St.  Each child will get a small gift.  Info:  641-919-8560


Amish Buffet                                                 December 4th & 5th

A delicious home-cooked meal served 5-7:30p each evening at Sunrise Bakery, 31154 210th St., on W-40 North of Bonaparte. 

Christmas Connection                               December 5th

Breakfast on Main Street 7-9a.  Cookie & Candy Sale (by the pound) 9a-1p.  Soup Lunch 11a-1p.  All events are held at the Bonaparte Opera House, 614 1st St. Info:  319-592-3400

Santa Visit & Soup Supper                December 13th

Meal served from 4:30-7p & Santa visit 5-7p at the Bonaparte Opera House.  Info:  319-592-3400


Enchanted Forest Walk      November 26th-December 31st

A self-guided tour of holiday lights & displays in Waubonsie Park.  Open Sun.-Thurs. 5-8p and Fri.-Sat. 5-9p.                Info: 319-397-2207

Soup Supper & Santa Visit                December 5th

Hot soup & desserts served 5-7p for a free-will donation at the Township Hall, 601 W. North St., Mr. & Mrs. Claus begin greeting children at 6p. Info: 319-397-2207

Snowman Shuffle                                           December 19th

Walk/Run through the Enchanted Forest at Waubonsie Park.  Registration 4:15p - Run 4:45p.  Info: 641-919-3352

Lighted Christmas Parade & Soup Supper December 19th

Lighted floats parade through downtown Cantril, starts at 5:30p.  Soup Supper served at the Fire Station, 104 W. 3rd, for a free will donation from 6-7:30p with Santa visiting.        Info:  319-288-1075

Home Lighting Contest for the City of Cantril held on Dec. 19th


Santa Visit & Soup Supper                  December 12th

Santa Visit at 4:30p at the Douds Community Club, 14159 Hwy. 98, with a Soup Supper served by the American Legion and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides to follow.  Info: 319-288-0733

Christmas Concert                                December 20th

Featuring “The Kelly Sisters” at 10:45a at the Bethel Worship Center.   Info:  641-777-3054


Book Fair                                        December 4th, 5th, & 6th

A Scholastic Book Fair will be held at the Bridge Café, 101 Olive St..  Hours: Fri. 5-9p, Sat. 8a-9p, & Sun. 12-3p.        Info: 319-931-5699

Pioneer Museum Holiday Open Houses                          December 5th & 6th                        December 12th & 13th

5th & 6th-Holiday Cheer - Self-Guided Pioneer Home Driving Tour with maps available at the Pioneer Historic Museum.  12th & 13th-Christmas Past - An interesting account of Christmases Past (not the story of Scrooge) at the Pioneer Historic Museum, 205 S. 4th St. 10a-4p.  Info:  847-651-1836


Breakfast with Santa                          November 28th

Libertyville Savings Bank, 20390 Hwy. 1, is serving donuts and juice from 9a-12p.  Santa will be available for photos.  Info:  319-293-3151

Small Business Saturday                         November 28th

Business open with specials events and promotions including a Keosauqua Chamber sponsored              Scavenger Hunt!  Winners of the Scavenger Hunt will receive KeoBucks.  Info:  319-293-7737

Kick off to Christmas                                      December 3rd

First Iowa State Bank welcomes you to downtown Keosauqua this evening for lights, treats and holiday cheer on First Street!  Info:  319-293-3794

Festival of Trees                December 4th, 5th, & 6th

The Van Buren County Lions Club present hundreds of items, at the Roberts Memorial Center, including decorated live trees, wreaths, tabletop trees, and more.  This years theme is “Treasures of Christmas.”   Items are available for bids during a silent auction  ending Sunday with some cash & carry items.        Entertainment & refreshments throughout the           weekend.  Bake sale on Saturday.  All proceeds go to Christmas for Kids.  Hours: Fri. 5-9p, Sat. 9a-8p, & Sun. 12-3p.  Info:  319-498-4201

New Years Eve Gospel Sing                 December 31st 

Good Gospel music and family fellowship at the    Roberts Memorial Center, Hwy 1 N., at 5:30p.  Soups, drinks, & table-service provided, bring a covered dish to share.  Info: 641-656-4494


Annual Holiday Sale                              December 17th-31st

Huge Holiday Sale at Yoder’s Indian Creek Furniture, 22769 Rte. V64, Milton.  10% off all furniture in-stock or ordered, 5% off poly-lawn furniture, 15% off wind chimes, and 15% off  cedar or pine lawn furniture in-stock.  Open Mon-Sat 8a-5p


Soup Supper & Santa Visit                             December 5th

Soup Supper & Santa visit begins at 5:30p at the Senior Meal Site, 320 N. Main.  Meal is a free-will donation.                   Info:  319-288-1162

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