Christmas in a Small Town
Christmas in a Small Town logoSaturday, December 1, 2018
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.

Click here to download the event flyer and map.

Kids Activities
  • Decorate Christmas Cookies @ 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.
  • Christmas tree waffles, free hot chocolate @ Chuck’s Bar and Grill | 3-5 p.m.
  • Building a Snowman @ Stacy's Studio and Boutique | 3-5 p.m.
  • Games and prizes @ Tony’s Corner Body & Paint | 3-5 p.m.
  • Holiday mini golf sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Youth Group @ QA Lab conference room | 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 games/crafts @ Lewis Chiropractic | 3-5 p.m.
  • Free daycare services available during the Pale Moons concert. Kids will be treated to holiday movies, crafts and [email protected] Home Away From Home Daycare | 7-9:30 p.m.

Dickens’ Village Museum
Over 60 Dickens’ Village sets on display in the QA Lab. Free will donation tours given by the Friends of the Library 3 - 6:30 p.m.Donated by Keely and Cory Sanden

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 Boulevard | 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 | 7:00 p.m. | Cash bar available

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

Business Open Houses
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.

Stacy’s Studio & Boutique Holiday photos

Open House

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

New Hope Bargain Shoppe
Stop in for various specials.

Law Office of Martha Sibbel

Open House

Village Hobby House
Stop in for various specials.

Raccoon River Social Club
Open house

Happy hour prices all night

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

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

Lewis Chiropractic
Open house

Beautifully Me Salon & Spa
Open house

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 Commemorative shirts
Christmas in a Small Town shirts are available by order at Stacy’s Studio & Boutique. Click on the shirt image at right to download an order form.

Commemorative Holiday Photos

Get your $5 digital commemorative photo by Stacy Muench | 3 - 6 p.m. at the corner of Sixth Ave. and Main St.

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.

Sweet Shop

Sweets by Jill Klein, Tanya Wurzer | Community Coordinator’s office (406 Main Street) | 3-6 p.m.


      E.T. Products
      Iowa Savings Bank
      Olsen’s Outdoor Power
      POET Biorefining - Coon Rapids

      Availa Bank
      C Light Slicing LLC
      Carroll Area Nursing
      Community Insurance Agency
      Coon Bowl III
      Coon Rapids Insurance & Real Estate
      Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities
      Country Store
      CR Axis Seed
      Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
      Iowa Savings Bank
      JJ Construction
      John Nielson Trucking
      Lewis Chiropractic PC
      New Way Ford
      NV Tree Service
      Stacy’s Studio and Boutique
      T & D Standard
      Tony’s Corner
      Venteicher Electric
      Whiterock Conservancy
      Wurr Welding

      Advanced Laser Technologies
      Alpine Car Wash
      Beautifully Me Salon and Spa
      Bruner, Bruner & Reinhart
      Carrick Body Shop
      Clayburg Seeds
      Colin’s Pest Control
      Coon Rapids Enterprise
      Coon Rapids Pharmacy
      Coon Rapids Repair
      Duane O’Tool Construction
      Kerry Shirbroun Construction
      Kristy’s Kut
      Law Office of Martha Sibbel, PLC
      Lloyd’s Repair
      Lucht Construction Services
      Mike’s Plumbing & Pump Service LLC
      Mohr Construction
      NAPA / Fast Lane Motor Parts
      Neu, Minnich, Comito, Halbur, Neu & Badding, P.C.
      Shear Design
      South Sign Company
      Thomas Rest Haven
      Willenborg Trucking & Seeds

      Community Insurance Agency

      KD Portables

      ACG Builders, LLC
      Tony’s Corner

      Keely and Cory Sanden

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      123 3rd Avenue South, Coon Rapids, IA 50058
      Phone: 712-999-7749
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