Holiday and Christmas Events in Council Bluffs

Let me first say that I am no way trying to rush the holidays with this list of Holiday and Christmas Events in Council Bluffs. I was actually excited when I heard that Target was holding back and giving Thanksgiving it’s time to shine. That being said, I started seeing some events show up on my Facebook feed and wanted to begin gathering them for the weeks ahead. Much more will be added so keep this post bookmarked for all your holiday fun in Council Bluffs!

Don’t forget to check out Where to Visit Santa in Council Bluffs and Omaha!

List of Holiday and Christmas Events in Council Bluffs, Iowa for 2017

Holiday and Christmas Events in Council Bluffs


Annual Gingerbread Show at Kanesville Tabernacle 

When: November 17th – December 31st
Cost: Free
What: Visit the Gingerbread House Exhibit that is open daily from 10AM-8PM except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. They will close at PM on November 22nd, December 24th, and December 31st.

Wild West Christmas at Western Historic  Trails Center

When: December 9th from 10AM-1PM
Cost: Free
What: Celebrate Christmas Wild West style at the Western Historic Trails Center where children can decorate a western themed ornament, hear a cowboy Christmas story, listen to music by local musicians and have their picture
taken with Santa in our wild west photo booth. Cookies and cider will be provided as well.

Harvester Holiday Boutique

When: December 9th and 10th
Cost: Free
What: Shop pottery, paintings, jewelry, photographs, and more made my several Harvester artists, outside artists, and home-based businesses at the International Harvester Building in Downtown Council Bluffs.

Winter Science & Art Project Event

When: December 16th
Cost: Free
What: Family Connections, INC. is offering a free Winter Science and Art Project family event at the Council Bluffs YMCA.

Friendsgiving Sunday Super Series at Barley’s Bar

When: December 17th
Cost: $45/Person or $80/Two People
What: A 3-Course prix fixe menu hosted and prepared by Chef Jess, along with a glass of wine or beer as well as a complimentary toast to kick off the evening. Reservations need to be made at least two weeks in advance.

Third Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl on 100 Block

When: December 22nd
Cost: $5
What: Wear your ugly sweater and visit all the bars on the 100 block to sample different beers.

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