Christmas in a Small Town

Christmas in a Small Town logoSaturday, Dec. 3, 2022 | Coon Rapids Main Street
Coon Rapids' annual holiday tradition began in 2008 as an evening filled with Christmas shopping and fellowship.  In its 15th year, this year’s event promises to once again be a magical experience with live reindeer, lighted Christmas parade and holiday concert in addition to local shopping, dining and other family-friendly activities on Main Street Coon Rapids! 

More event information to come in November.

Events and Activities

Live Reindeer | 10am – 12pm | Iowa Saving Bank |118 5th Ave.
Take your photo in Santa’s magical sleigh with a live reindeer. The reindeer and sleigh will be located on the lawn of Iowa Savings Bank.

Holiday mini golf sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group

Mr. and Mrs. Claus meeting and photo opportunity
@ the American Legion |419 Main |11am-1pm

Live reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and gifts for kids
@ Main Street Coon Rapids office | 406 Main | 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30

Snowman Soup
@ Public Library | 123 3rd | 1:30-3pm

Outdoor inflatables for photo opportunities, games and prizes @ Tony’s Corner | 600 Main | 10AM - 3PM

Lighted Parade: Disney on Ice | 5:30pm | Traveling around town 
Click here to download the parade route and here for the registration form. Staging will begin at 4:30pm by the Coon Rapids Municipal Building on the corner of Main St. and Third Ave. Prizes will be given for 1st Place Best Theme, 2nd Place Best Theme, Most Creative and Best Light Show.  Sponsored by: Community Insurance Agency

The Pale Moons Christmas Concert | Raccoon River Social Club | 513 Main | 7:30 pm | Cash bar available

Tis the season

Gifts for good little shoppers
The Christmas in a Small Town committee has partnered with Santa’s helpers to reward local shoppers with Coon Buck gift certificates this year. His elves will be randomly appearing around Coon Rapids between Thanksgiving and Christmas presenting over $2,000 in Coon Bucks to shoppers. Shop local and you may be rewarded.

A Giving Tree will be placed in Frohlich’s SuperValu.
Each tag on the tree will list the age, gender and wish list of an unidentified child from the area. Anyone is welcome to select a tag off the tree and pur-chase a corresponding gift for a child. Gifts can be dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office.

Mighty Clovers Grocery Grab and Dash Raffle | 10 am-noon | Hardware Hank Purchase a raffle ticket for the Mighty Clover 4H Club’s Grocery Grab and Dash. The winning raffle ticket holder will be given one minute to dash around Frohlich’s SuperValu and put as many grocery items in his/her cart as possible. A second grab and dash participant will do the same but the grocery items will be donated to the Coon Rapids and Bayard food pantry. The Mighty Clovers will pay for the groceries for both participants.

Avenue of Trees
Stroll through the lit Christmas trees in the Coon Rapids Municipal Building Lobby (123 3rd Ave)

Business Open Houses and Shopping Promotions
Support local businesses and start your Christmas shopping.  Downtown retailers will extend their hours until 5:00 p.m.

Brown Bag & Co. Holiday Shopping

Coon Rapids Hardware Hank  Open house.Various in store specials!!

Frohlich's SuperValu Open normal hours.

Nature Ammil  Open normal hours

New Hope Bargain Shop  Open normal hours

Patriot Trainer Fitness  In store specials and door prizes.

Village Hobby House  Open

Drinks and Dinning

Local restaurants will be open all day and into the evening offering Christmas dinners and other tasty meals. Make sure to spread some holiday cheer to our local chefs by supporting their businesses (free delivery, dine-in or take-out available).

Community Meal
@ American Legion Building | freewill donations | 11am-1pm
Hosted by the American Legion Family, serving maidrites, chips and drink

Chuck's Bar and Grill  Dine-in or carry out.

Coon Bowl III  Dine-in or carry out

Country Store  Open for take-out

Frohlich's SuperValu  Open for take-out

Jenna's Open 7:30am-5pm. Serving breakfast, lunch and drinks . Lots of treats and gifts available for purchase as well!

La Terraza Mexican Restaurant  Dine-in or carry out

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