Join us for the fun! Below find the Santa Comes to Town events, and keep scrolling to see what is going on out and about throughout the community!

Schedule of Events

Celebrate Christmas in small town Central City. This festive event will get you into the holiday spirit with crafts, goodies, parade of trees and of course Santa. 

December 14, 2019

10:00 am - Noon   Carriage Rides
Blue Moon Carriage

Pick up and drop off at Station One

Sponsored by: Lefty's, Don Hogan Construction, NXT Bank and Mercy Care Clinic
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9:00 am – 11:30 am   Kids Crafts
Falcon Civic Center · 137 – 4th Street North


Sponsored by: Mercy Care Clinic & ABC Child Care
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9:00 am – 1:00 pm   Come See Santa

Amvet's Auxiliary

13 4th Street South


Kids can sit of Santa's lap and get a goodie bag! 

Plus enjoy a craft and bake sale while you are there.


Sponsored by: Amvet's Axuiliary

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9:00 am – 7:00 pm   Parade of Trees
Falcon Civic Center · 137 – 4th Street North
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm   Silent Auction
Falcon Civic Center · 137 – 4th Street North


Proceeds support Central City Mainstreet
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5:00 pm   Students of Nina Swanson's Studio

Get to the soup supper by 5:00 pm for a Christmas performance by Students of Nina Swanson's Studio.

Around Town

Pop-Up Shops
8:00 am - 2:00 pm


4-H Club (selling Cyclone and Hawkeye Gifts, T-Shirts and Dog Toys
Falcon Civic Center · 137 – 4th Street North


LuLaRue & Tastefully Simple

414 East Main Street


Judy Jean's Bows and Things

449 East Main Street
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Wapsie River Bar and Grill

8:00 am - Until Gone

Hot Cinnamon Roll & Coffee - $2.00


347 E Main Street
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Lucky's Bait and Tackle

8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
10% off Rod/Reel Combo (great gift!)

Gift Certificates Available


675 Iehl Street, Suite A
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Joe Hawthorne Christmas Gift Sale

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


336 E. Main Street (in the alley)
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United Church of Christ Cookie Walk

8:30 am – 11:00 am
$4.00 for a Baker's Dozen

38 5th Street North
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The Lock Shop and Gun Repair

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Christmas gift specials, candy canes for the kids and keys cut for $1.00


544 E. Main Street
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Central City Dollar Store

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Kid's Shopping Day with free gift wrapping and make a fun craft!

340 E. Main Street

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Ohnward Bank

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Cider, cookies and holiday treats


401 E. Main Street


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Station One

9:00 am - Noon

Hot Chocolate and Christmas Music


356 E. Main Street
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Discount Appliance Store

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Treats


28 4th Street North
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NXT Bank

9:00 am - Noon

Stop  in for a free chip clip and candy cane.


58 N. 4th Street
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Hometown Market

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by to get a frosted cookie at the deli.


9 South Avenue
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Farm Bureau Insurance Agency

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hot chocolate and cookies, plus games for kids!


413 E. Main Street
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Central City Pharmacy

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wine Tasting - Sample Iowa Wines!

Meat & Cheese Tray sponsored by Mercy Care Clinic


  402 E. Main Street

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Historical Society

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sawyer House & Library Museums Open!