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Iowa State Calendar

DECEMBER

 

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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

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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

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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 www.iowaculture.gov

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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, www.youtube.com/user/isumuseums