The Pottawattamie Countywide Tourism Promotion Committee is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation is developing, we continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of public health officials. The safety and health of visitors and staff is our highest priority.

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Carson Christmas Tree Display

9:00AM to 8:30PM | Carson Fire Station · Carson

This is a new attraction added to the Annual Christmas in Carson Event. This year we invite families, individuals, local groups, schools, civic organizations, and businesses to register at 712-484-3636 or carsonclerk@gmail.com to set up a Christmas Tree in the Fire Station Hall at 127 Broadway. Decorators will need to provide their own tree and provide their own supplies for decorations. Businesses and Organizations are encouraged to use this as an advertisement or recruitment opportunity. Decorators can set up their tree on Sat, December 3rd. Trees and decorations will need to be taken down on the following Sat, December 10th. The fire station hall will be open for public viewing self-guided tours in conjunction with the 29th Annual Christmas in Carson Event on Weds, December 7th from 9 AM-8:30 PM, or by appointment. More Info at carsongov.com.



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Contact: Brianne Duede
(712) 484-3636
carsonclerk@gmail.com
https://www.carsongov.com

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Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas

7:30 to 9:30PM | Arts Center at Iowa Western · Council Bluffs

Jim Brickman, the multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation is back this festive season with his annual holiday tour “A Very Merry Christmas,” a magical evening celebrating music, love and family. Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night. Join Brickman for this LIVE and joyous concert experience that blends yuletide memories and holiday favorites with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes,” and “If You Believe” Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas wraps up the sweet sounds of the season only he and his piano can provide.



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Contact: The Arts Center at Iowa Western
(712) 388-7140
artscenter@iwcc.edu
http://artscenter.iwcc.edu/

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Neola Community Choir Presents: "I Call Him Lord"

7:00 to 8:00PM | St. Patrick's Catholic Church · Neola

Neola Community Choir presents its annual Christmas Cantata, "I Call Him Lord". The choir is under the direction of Jim Ross and performs three concerts during December.



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Contact: Kathy Mark
(712) 485-2423
kamark@hotmail.com

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Oakland Christmas Celebration Craft Fair

10:00AM to 4:00PM | Oakland Community Center · Oakland

Shop for the perfect gift at the Oakland Christmas Celebration Craft Fair! Bring the kiddos to visit with Santa between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and enjoy hot chocolate, and crafts. 

10:00-3:00 Craft Fair 

2:00-4:00 Santa and Kids Activities

Oakland United Methodist Church serving pancakes/sausages all day

Vendors and crafters interested in participating can reach out to Kari at eckelslibrary@gmail.com for more information.



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eckelslibrary@gmail.com

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The Hitchcock Experience Endurance Run

5:00AM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Hitchcock Nature Center is proud to host another amazing Hitchcock Experience Endurance Run, presented by the Greater Omaha Area Trail-Runnerz. Runners will descend upon the park on December 10th and 11th to take part in either a half marathon, 101K, 50-mile, or 100-mile endurance run through the picturesque Loess Hills. Please visit the ticketing website for registration and pricing details. Trails and facilities at Hitchcock Nature Center will be open to the public for the duration of this event. Visitors are welcome to cheer runners on as they cross the finish line or tackle another hill. We do ask that anyone enjoying our trails please move to the side to give approaching racers the right of way. Thank you for understanding. For questions not answered online please contact Ron Ruhs, Race Director at ron@goatz.org.

PC: Kylie Lang Elbin



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Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov

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Neola Community Choir Presents: "I Call Him Lord"

2:00 to 3:00PM | First Presbyterian Church · Neola

Neola Community Choir presents its annual Christmas Cantata, "I Call Him Lord". The choir is under the direction of Jim Ross and performs three concerts during December.



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Contact: Kathy Mark
(712) 485-2423
kamark@hotmail.com

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Neola Community Choir Presents: "I Call Him Lord"

2:00 to 3:00PM | United Lutheran Church · Shelby

Neola Community Choir presents its annual Christmas Cantata, "I Call Him Lord". The choir is under the direction of Jim Ross and performs three concerts during December.



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Contact: Kathy Mark
(712) 485-2423
kamark@hotmail.com

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Annual Winter Solstice Night Hike

6:30 to 8:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Join an enthusiastic group of walkers and seasonal revelers as we hike out Fox Run Ridge to celebrate the longest night and the return of the Sun. At the cliff's edge, there will be a small celebratory ceremony to welcome in the new year. Led by Dustin Clayton.

About Dustin: Dustin Clayton is a lifelong student of the natural world and an avid woods walker. He has for many years been a practitioner of various Earth-based skills including: flintknapping, folk herbalism, foraging, traditional woodworking, cordage making, and fiber arts. Additionally, he has extensively studied folk traditions and practices from around the world. He believes very deeply in approaching the land as it presents itself through the lenses of myth, craft, and contemplation This event is free with a $5/vehicle park entry fee or annual membership. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.



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Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov

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New Year's Eve Hike

6:00 to 7:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek

Avoid the crowds and loud parties, leave the TV behind, and ring in the New Year with a rejuvenating hike and views of Omaha's fireworks display. Celebrate a new year under an open sky with a guided hike in Iowa's beautiful Loess Hills. We’ll end our hike with a view from the top of our Hawkwatch tower of the Omaha firework display from CHI Health Center. $5 per person. Free for ages 3 and younger.



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Contact: Kylie Gumpert
(712) 828-2140
kylie.gumpert@pottcounty-ia.gov

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