Christmas in a Small Town
Christmas in a Small Town logoSaturday, December 7, 2019
Coon Rapids Main Street

Coon Rapids' annual holiday tradition began in 2008 as an evening filled with Christmas shopping and fellowship.  The event has grown to include several children's activities, a soup supper, concerts, a tree lighting ceremony, business open houses and much more. Above all, this community tradition gives families and friends an opportunity to join together to usher in the Christmas season with festive activities and shopping.

Kids Activities
  • Bingo @ Thomas Rest Haven | 3-5 p.m.
  • Holiday craft @ Public Library | 3-5 p.m.
  • Live reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and gifts for kids @ CRMU Lobby | 3:00, 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Face painting sponsored by Ascension Lutheran Church @ City Council Chambers | 3-5 p.m.
  • Holiday craft, free hot chocolate @ Chuck’s Bar and Grill | 3-5 p.m.
  • Holiday craft @ Stacy's Studio and Boutique | 3-5 p.m.
  • Games and prizes @ Tony’s Corner Body & Paint | 3-5 p.m.
  • Meet Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus @ American Legion | 4:30 - 6:30
  • Deliver letters to Santa in a special Santa mailbox and enjoy treats @ Raccoon River Social Club | 3-5 p.m.
  • Holiday crafts @ Lewis Chiropractic | 3-5 p.m.
  • Photo shoot with Santa Claus @ Natural Expression Photography | 4-7 p.m.

Avenue of Trees
Check out the decorated and lit trees in the QA lobby | 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Soup & Sandwich Supper
at the American Legion Building hosted by the American Legion Family
freewill donations | 4:30- 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Concert by Cassidy Baker
at Tony’s Corner Body & Paint | 4:30-5:30 p.m

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Main Street | 6:30 p.m.

Grand Prize Drawings
One ticket per person with freewill donation to Legion's soup supper. Drawing to be held at the Tree Lighting Ceremony | 6:30 p.m.

Pale Moons Christmas Concert
Raccoon River Social Club | 7:30 p.m. | Cash bar available

Chuck's Bar and Grill | 9:30 p.m.

Business Open Houses

Beautifully Me Salon & Spa
Open house

Warm up with a hot drink and sweet treat.

Chuck's Bar and Grill
Open house, karaoke starting at 9:30 p.m.

Frohlich's SuperValu Wine and Meat Tasting
featuring Santa  Maria and Auen Distributing Wine Department as well as Arcadia Meats samples | 3-6 p.m.

Hardware Hank

Stop in for various specials.Five percent of sales will be donated to the CR-B Second Grade Trip fundraiser.

Law Office of Martha Sibbel
Open House

Lewis Chiropractic
Open house

Nature Ammil
Stop in for various specials

New Hope Bargain Shoppe
Stop in for various specials

Happy hour prices all night

Raccoon River Social Club
Open house

Ribbons and Roses Green House
Open house located at 101 Detailing | Holiday decor, handmade gifts

QSA Boutique
Christmas pop-up located in the Spangler Building on 6th Avenue

Simply Escape
Free 15 minute massages at Natural Expression Photography

Stacy’s Studio & Boutique Holiday photos
Open House

Village Hobby House
Stop in for various specials.

Tis the season
Local Shopping
Support local businesses and start your Christmas shopping.  Downtown retailers will remain open throughout the afternoon and evening.

Coon Rapids-Bayard Second Grade Missouri Trip Bake Sale
All donations will help fund the annual Coon Rapids-Bayard second grade Missouri trip | @ the Legion Building | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Commemorative shirts
Christmas in a Small Town shirts are available by order at Stacy’s Studio & Boutique.

Commemorative Holiday Photos with Santa

Get your $5 digital commemorative photo at Natural Expression Photography | 4 - 7 p.m.

Giving Tree
Each tag on the Giving Tree lists the age, gender and wish list of an unidentified child from the area.  Anyone is welcome to select a tag off the tree and purchase a corresponding gift for a child. The Giving Tree is located at Frohlich's SuperValu, and gifts can be dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office.

      Yes, we are looking for sponsors for this magical event. All sponsors will be listed on the event flyer and on this website. Major sponsors ($100 or more) or holiday sponsors ($99 or less).

      Contact Katie Mason at [email protected] to become a sponsor.

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      Phone: 712-999-7749
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