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
  • Help seniors make their own Santa Stockings @ Thomas Rest Haven | 1:30 p.m.
  • Decorate gift bags @ Public Library | 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Make reindeer brownies @ Chuck’s Bar and Grill | 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Bingo @ Thomas Rest Haven | 3-5 p.m.
  • Live reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and gifts for kids @ Main Street Coon Rapids office | 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.
  • Create Felt Christmas Trees @ Stacy's Studio and Boutique | 3-5 p.m.
  • Games and prizes @ Tony’s Corner Body & Paint | 3-5 p.m.
  • Holiday mini golf @ QA Lab  sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group | 3-5 p.m.
  • Kids' Coloring Contests @ Frohlich's SuperValu
  • Meet Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus @ American Legion | 4:30 - 6:30
  • Photo shoot with Santa Claus @ Natural Expression Photography | 4-7 p.m.
  • Movie and Craft Daycare @ Nature Ammil | 7-9:30 p.m. Freewill donation daycare services available during the Pale Moons concert. Kids will be treated to holiday movies, crafts and popcorn. CR-B National Honor Society members and Nature Ammil staff providing supervision.


Thomas Rest Haven potato bar lunch
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Avenue of Trees

Check out the decorated and lit trees in the QA lobby | 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Live Christmas Tree Sales
Veterans Memorial Park | 1-5 p.m.

Nativity Displays
Over 40 nativity scenes on display at the Ascension Lutheran Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies as you admire the displays. | 2-4 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 Coon Rapids Enterprise, sponsored by Tony’s Corner Body & Paint | 4:30-5:30 p.m

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

50 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

Business Open Houses and Shopping Promotions

Beautifully Me Salon & Spa
Open house - Purchase discounted gift certificates and receive money off product for yourself.

Warm up with a hot drink and sweet treat | extended hours 1 - 3 p.m.

Chuck's Bar and Grill
Beer tasting and festive shots | 3:30-5 p.m.; open until close

Country Store
Swell Vodka, Prairie Fire and Saints & Sinners tasting | 3-5 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

Up to 50% RED TAG sale. Also 5% of their sales that night will be donated to the Second Grade Missouri trip.

Kristy’s Kut
Product specials and drawing | 3-5 p.m.

Law Office of Martha Sibbel
Open House

Kids Corner Boutique & Consignments
20% off Melissa and Doug toys open until 8 p.m.

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 & Busy Bee Designs
Home and holiday decor and holiday gift baskets | 2-5 p.m.

QSA Boutique
Christmas pop-up located in the Spangler Building on 6th Avenue. 12 - 3 p.m. “Sip and See” holiday sangria, treats, door prizes; 25% off one item; Santa’s Sale Sleigh full of Apparel for $8

Simply Escape
Massage gift certificates for sale. With a $50 purchase, you get $10 on a voucher for additional services. Located in Natural Expression Photography | 4-7 p.m.

Stacy’s Studio & Boutique Holiday photos
Various specials from 12-6 p.m.

Tranquil Moments
Drawing for discounts off gift certificates for massages | 1-3 p.m.

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.

CR-B Basketball Car Decal Sales
@ the Legion Building | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Mighty Clover 4H Grocery Grab and Dash Raffle
Purchase tickets for a chance to have all the groceries you can get into shopping carts in one-minute paid for.
@ the Raccoon River Social Club | 2-5 p.m.
@ the Legion Building | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Stuff the Bus
CR-B National Honor Society will have a bus parked outside Frohlich’s SuperValu. Purchase a bag of food from the store or bring new items from home and stuff them into the bus.  All donations go to the CR-B Food Pantry.

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

Commemorative Holiday Photos with Santa

Get your commemorative photo with Santa Claus 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.

      Major Sponsors
      Above and Beyond Remodelers
      ACG Builders, LLC
      Ascension Lutheran Church
      Availa Bank

      C Light Splicing LLC
      Carroll Area Nursing
      Community Insurance Agency
      Coon Bowl III
      Coon Rapids Enterprise
      Coon Rapids Insurance & Real Estate
      Country Store
      CR Fit
      CR Axis Seed
      Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
      E.T. Products
      Iowa Savings Bank
      JJ Construction and Concrete LLC
      John Nielson Trucking
      Lewis Chiropractic PC
      Lloyd’s Repair
      Nature Ammil
      New Way Ford
      NV Tree Service
      Raccoon River Social Club
      Reis Lawn Care Service
      Resurrection Rides, LLC
      Riverview Salon
      Spanglers Automotive
      Stacy’s Studio and Boutique
      T & D Standard
      Venteicher Electric
      Willenborg Trucking & Seeds
      Whiterock Conservancy

      Kids' Sled Drawing
      Community Insurance Agency

       “Night before Christmas” gifts
      Coon Rapids Hardware Hank

      Kid’s Gifts
      Tony’s Corner

      Holiday Sponsors
      101 Detailing/Ribbons and Roses Greenhouse
      Alpine Car Wash
      American Legion Auxiliary
      Beautifully Me Salon and Spa
      Bruner, Bruner, Reinhart & Morton, LLP
      Clayburg Seeds
      Colin’s Pest Control
      Coon Rapids Golf & Country Club
      Coon Rapids Pharmacy
      Coon Rapids Repair
      Home Improvement
      KD Portables
      Kids Corner Boutique & Consignments
      Kristy’s Kut
      Law Office of Martha Sibbel, PLC
      Mike’s Plumbing & Pump Service LLC
      Mohr Construction
      NAPA / Fast Lane Motor Parts
      Neu, Minnich, Comito, Halbur & Neu P.C.
      QSA Boutique
      Reis Seeds LLC
      Serenity Day Spa
      Shear Design
      Simply Escape
      Thomas Rest Haven


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