Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in Iowa: Opening Dates for 2024!

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Wondering when holiday, winter & Christmas markets will be open this year in Iowa? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas & holiday markets in Iowa, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

Iowa Christmas Markets 2024 Opening Dates

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of Iowa’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets and fairs this year.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

As of February 2024, only the dates for some of Iowa’s largest Christmas markets have been announced. We will update this page as we learn more.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of 2024 Iowa Christmas markets that we know of so far.

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2024 DatesMore InfoHotels
Boone, IABoone Christmas PaloozaDec 7More Info
Cedar Rapids, IAOld World Christmas Market More Info
Des Moines, IADes Moines Holiday Boutique
Nov 15 - 17More Info
Des Moines, IAChristkindlmarkt Des MoinesDec 5 – 8More Info
Iowa City, IAHoliday Thieves MuseumMore Info
Pella, IAKerstmarkt: Pella's Dutch Christmas MarketDec 5 - 7More Info
Swisher, IADowntown Swisher Holiday MarketNov 2More Info
Waterloo, IAWaterloo Holiday Gifts & Craft Show Dec 14More Info
Winterset, IAWinter Solstice Market
Dec 6 -7More Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in Iowa!

Know of any other Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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