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Written by Jennifer PIckar   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:57

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – We invite you to see our Cedar Rapids this holiday season! Make a point to visit the area’s newly opened restaurants and attractions including NewBo City Market, Paramount Theatre and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. From theatre to festivals, mansion tours to music, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy with a number of great holiday offerings including:

NewBo City Market Holiday Markets

11/24/2012 - 12/30/2012

NewBo City Market

On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, NewBo City Market hosts a variety of seasonal vendors in addition to a great list of full-time anchor merchants.

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Brucemore's Holiday Mansion Tours

11/23/2012 - 12/30/2012


Throughout the mansion, visitors will enjoy the seasonal splendor of glowing trees, a dining room set for Christmas dinner, stunning mantel arrangements, the lush garland adornment of the grand staircase, and other holiday cheer. 
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Meet Me In St. Louis by Theatre Cedar Rapids

11/23/2012 - 12/15/2012
Theatre Cedar Rapids

Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. 
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Old Prague Christmas Market

11/30/2012 - 12/01/2012
Czech Village area

A celebration of Sv. Mikuláš (St. Nicholas) Day! Outdoor holiday shopping, fire juggling, music, hot food, children’s activities and more. This unique event, presented by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library brings festive shopping of international treasures and artisan gifts to Cedar Rapids.
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Nature's Noel

Indian Creek Nature Center
Centerpieces, wreaths and swags made with fresh greens; frozen soups and appetizers; vendors with various handmade wares; cookie dough and candy; and live music combine to create a festive holiday event. 
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Fire and Ice Festival

Downtown Cedar Rapids
A chili challenge in the Armstrong Food Court, lighted holiday parade, carriage rides, Santa Meet and Greet along with the return of the always popular Ugly Holiday Sweater party are just a few of day’s highlights!

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Orchestra Iowa presents The Nutcracker

12/01/2012 - 12/02/2012
Paramount Theatre/Orchestra Iowa

Three performances featuring Ballet Quad Cities at the recently re-opened Paramount Theatre.
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Christmas in the Park and Peppermint Walk

City Square Park, Marion

Activities will include the lighting of the Community Peace Tree, live holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by fire engine. 
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Holiday Time in Santa's Workshop

Ushers Ferry Historic Village
You'll enjoy breakfast in the Hotel, baking and decorating in the Telephone House, and toy making in the Town Hall. Don't forget to have your photo taken with Santa Claus!

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About the Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CRACVB) is where the experience starts for visitors, residents and organizations. The CRACVB is responsible for attracting new destination events to the community, providing service and support to existing and repeat events, providing comprehensive information to area visitors and helping drive decisions of future visitor product development. Locally the organization encourages community pride and educates the community on the value of visitors, tourism and travel. Tourism resulted in domestic travel spending of $440 million in Linn County in 2011 and employed 5,600 people in Linn County. For more information about the CRACVB visit:

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