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Celebrate the Holidays in Council Bluffs
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Celebrate the Holidays in Council Bluffs

December is well on its way, bringing lots of holiday cheer. Visit Council Bluffs for holiday shows, fun for the kids, shopping sprees, open houses, celebrations, and more. Check out the list below and visit for a continuously updated list up until December 28.

Holiday Performances

Dec 8 & Dec 16 - Neola Community Choir—What’s Happening in the Barn? Free admission


Holiday Merriment for the Kids

Dec 9 – Breakfast With Santa Free-will donation

Dec 14 – Santa’s Coming to Roller Skating at UMBA Hall! $4 per skater

Dec 15 – Actividad Familiar – Adornos de Aluminio – Tinfoil Ornaments Free

Dec 15 – Come See Santa Claus Free admission


Holiday Shopping Made Easy

Dec 8 – Annual Christmas Bazaar & Decoration Sale Free admission Dec 8 – Bustin’ With Joy Free admission

Dec 8-9 – Harvester’s Holiday Boutique Free admission

Dec 8-9 – Holiday Open House at The Painted Camel Gallery Free admission

Dec 8-9 – Pioneer Christmas Gift Show $5 per person

Dec 9 – 2nd Annual Everything-Must-Go Craft and Vendor Fair Free admission

Dec 9 – Very Merry Boutique Holiday Event Free admission


Holiday Tours & Open Houses

Dec 8 – Grist Mill’s Holiday Open House Free admission

Dec 8 – Veridian Credit Union Holiday Open House Free admission

Dec 21-23 – Holiday Open House at Hitchcock Nature Center Free with park admission


Community Celebrations

Dec 6-17 – Carter Lake Christmas Tree Decorating Contest One canned food item per voting ticket

Dec 8 – Neola’s Old Fashioned Christmas Some activities have fees

Dec 8 – Oakland Christmas Some activities have fees


Holiday Treats & Drinks

Dec 21 – 4th Annual 100 Block Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl $5 entry fee


New Year's Eve Celebrations

Dec 31 – Family New Year’s Party at Thunderbowl $99.99 per lane (up to six players)

Dec 31 – Ring in New Year’s Eve With Cosmic Bowling $25 per person

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve With Red Delicious No cover

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve With Taxi Driver No cover


Please visit our online calendar for more events based in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter for regular event updates.

Event details are subject to change. Please contact the venues to confirm details as needed.

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