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!
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Iowa Christmas Markets 2023 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!
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!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||More Info|
|Boone, IA||Boone Christmas Palooza||Dec 2||More Info|
|Cedar Rapids, IA||Old World Christmas Market||Dec 2 - 3||More Info|
|Des Moines, IA||Des Moines Holiday Boutique||Nov 10 - 12||More Info|
|Des Moines, IA||Christkindlmarkt Des Moines||Nov 30 - Dec 3||More Info|
|Iowa City, IA||Holiday Thieves Museum||Dec 9 - 10||More Info|
|Pella, IA||Kerstmarkt: Pella's Dutch Christmas Market||Nov 30 - Dec 2||More Info|
|Swisher, IA||Downtown Swisher Holiday Market||Nov 4||More Info|
|Waterloo, IA||Waterloo Holiday Gifts & Craft Show||Oct 14||More Info|
|Winterset, IA||Winter Solstice Market||Dec 8 - 9||More Info|
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