on Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ho, ho, ho! The holidays have arrived in the Cedar Valley, and so has Santa. It's time to grab the kiddos (or pets even) and plan a visit to see Jolly Old St. Nick before Christmas.
College Square MallDec 1-10 | Sun Noon-6pm, Mon-Thurs 4-8pm, Fri Noon-8pm, Sat 10am-7pmDec 11-24 | Sun Noon-6pm, Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Christmas Eve 9am-4pm1 College Square Mall, Cedar FallsStop by College Square Mall and share your Christmas wish list with Santa. Or, bring your furry friends for one of their Pet Nights (Tuesdays only).*
*No reservations required, but animals must be in a carrier or on a leash.
Crossroads MallDec 1-24 | Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun Noon-6pm2060 Crossroads Blvd, WaterlooVisit Santa's winter wonderland this holiday season at Crossroads Mall. And, don't forget pets can snap a pic with Old Saint Nick too on Tuesdays from 4-7pm.*
*No dangerous animals and all animals must be in a carrier or on a leash.
Downtown Cedar FallsDec 1-22 | Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 6-8pm; Dec 3, 10, 17 11am-2pm4th & Main Sts, Cedar FallsJust in case you missed Santa's surprise arrival (on a rocket ship) during the Holiday Hoopla kick-off celebration, you can also see him on select Thursdays and Saturdays at his workshop in downtown Cedar Falls. Plus, remember to bring your letter for Santa and drop it in his mailbox.
Downtown WaverlyDec 3-22 | Dec 3 2-6pm, Dec 8 6-8pm, Dec 10 & 17 2-4pm, Dec 15 & 22 5-8pmKohlmann Park, WaverlyHelp welcome Santa to Waverly on Saturday, December 3. Bring your wish list and a camera to capture priceless memories with the Jolly Ol’ Fella himself. Also, stop by the North Pole Party (1-3pm) prior to Santa’s arrival and write letters, listen to holiday music and mix-up your own special blend of reindeer food for Christmas Eve. And, be sure to visit Santa on Saturday, December 17 as he’ll have all of his reindeer with him too.
Other events to visit Santa and friends:
For a full listing of events taking place in the Cedar Valley, check out our events calendar. Plus, share your holiday photos with us or tag them with the hashtag #IDigWaterloo. You can find Travel Waterloo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Beth Keeney, Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau