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A Christmas Past (THRU Dec. 5), Christmas tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, fireplaces for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, Historic Main Street District and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, 319-643-7100


Sinterklaas Arrives in Pella, visit and take pictures with the legendary figure based on jolly old Saint Nicholas, downtown Pella, 641-620-9463

Mid-America Arts & Crafts Show (THRU Dec. 6), more than 200 exhibitors selling thousands of unique, handmade products, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, 712-323-0536

Fifth Annual Cedar Rapids Christmas Craft Show (THRU Dec. 6), more than 40 crafters, support local businesses here, Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, 319-929-0154


Christmas Greetings on Main, live windows, horse-drawn trolley rides, an ice carver, Nestle hot cocoa, downtown Waverly, 319-352-4526

Iowa History 101: Winter Holidays, state curator Leo Landis will discuss the history of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa in Iowa, webinar begins at 12 p.m., register at


Farm House Museum Yuletide Celebration (THRU Dec. 24), celebrate the holidays by learning about holidays past at the Farm House Museum, online event only, 515-294-3342,