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Prelude to Christmas

Event Details

October 2, 2020 10:00 AM — October 4, 2020
Location: Amana Colonies
Amana, Ia 52203
Contact Name: Savanna Collier
Email: events@amanacolonies.com
Phone: 319-622-7010
Website: www.festivalsinamana.com

Event Description

Turn back the pages of time during Amana’s Prelude to Christmas celebration – located just 15 minutes south of Cedar Rapids! Enjoy shopping on candlelit streets Friday and Saturday evening and feel Weihnachten Magic in the crisp, clean air.  See a free showing of the Glimpse of Amana Christmas Past at the Amana Heritage Museum and learn through songs and readings about how Christmas was celebrated in the historic Amana Colonies over a century ago.  Visit the Amana Church Craft Bazaar & Cookie Walk and take home a culinary or craft treat.  Reservations are required for the cookie walk on Saturday morning.  Bring the family for a visit to the Tannenbaum Forest to see the breathtaking display of over forty Christmas trees decorated by local businesses as well as the giant German-style Christmas pyramid built by local craftsmen, beautiful Nativity scene, musical entertainment, visits with Santa, and the popular live, animate music box characters.  All proceeds from the Tannenbaum Forest benefit a designated Stead Children Hospital.