Businesses and organizations have been invited to participate and we are looking forward to seeing many light displays. The Hamilton County Conservation have agreed to keep the lower campgrounds open for businesses and organizations to showcase their lighted displays. Visitors can drive through in the comfort of their car and enjoy the beauty before them.
Not only does the Lighted Drive warm people’s hearts and brighten the night, it supports a local charity. There will be a free will donation box at the end and those funds raised will go to assist the Domestic Abuse Center. The Center supports 20 Northern Iowa Counties and is located in Fort Dodge. Imagine being in a position to need help and safety for you and your children at this holiday season. We hope to raise some funds to help others out this holiday season.
Guys Night Out
Join the guys as they explore several businesses for guys activities and taste craft beers at Hy-Vee. There will be a special promotion at local stores the entire week where the guys can participate in a poker run.
Christmas at the Bridge
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ♫♫♪”
Bring the entire family to the Bridge located at 905 Des Moines Street on Saturday, December 14 from 9 am to 12 noon. Christmas at the Bridge is a FREE family event where adults, teens, and children come and pick out a present for their little brother, their big sister, their Mom, their Grandma, their neighbor -someone on their list!
The Bridge will be filled with tables of toys, books, clothing, treats, tools, candles, gift cards, baskets, stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons, all sorts of gifts…Christmas music fills the air with the sights and sounds of the Holiday season. Volunteers will be ready to help make a Christmas card and wrap and decorate the present. Refreshments will be served. All families from our community are invited to come and no reservations needed.
Holiday Movie at the Library
The library has special children’s movies chosen for Saturday mornings in December. The first 2 weeks feature holiday films with Prancer (G) on December 7 and Disney’s Christmas Carol (PG, with Jim Carrey) on December 14. Popular recent releases will be shown for the last 2 Saturdays. Monsters University (G) is set for December 21 and Despicable Me 2 (PG) will be shown on December 28.
Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to watch a movie in the Kendall Young Library Children’s Department every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Older siblings & families are also welcome. Bring a friend, enjoy the movie and popcorn.
Jane Young House Tours
Webster City Women’s Club members, JoAnn Robb and Loween Getter, will take the parts of Jane Young and her housekeeper, Susan Dougherty, on Saturday, December 14 for a “Holiday House Tour”. Christmas décor from Every Blooming Thing, The Flower Cart, Heart N Home, Hy-Vee Floral, and Stony Creek Landscapes will be showcased. The pre-scheduled 30 minute tours will be from 12:00-4:00 pm at The Jane Young House with 4 to 8 people. Reservations for December 14 can be made through the Webster City Area Chamber Office at 515-832-2564. The price is $5.00 per person and includes Farmhouse Kitchen treats along with a hot drink. You can also register on the events page!
Santa Claus and his elves will set up shop in a new Webster City location this year. Children and families are invited to Santa’s Workshop in the Kendall Young Library meeting room on Saturday, December 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and share their Christmas wish lists as well as make some holiday crafts. Volunteers will be available to assist with the crafts. Those attending will also have a chance to decorate a cookie and have refreshments. The event is free of charge and is sponsored by the library and the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. –
International Holiday Festival at All Cultures Equal
1440 East Second Street, 4 to 7 pm Join in a festival of tasty traditional treats and lively music, dances, and games that people make, eat, and do to celebrate holidays around the world. Free will donations.
December 16 and 23
Supper with Santa at Grid Iron Grill
Kids 10 and under eat free with a paid Adult entree. See Santa from 5 to 8 pm.
One man show of A Christmas Carol at the Library
Kendall Young Library will present a one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Duffy Hudson, veteran Broadway and film actor, will perform all of the parts of over 30 characters in this holiday classic, including Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghost of Christmas Past. The characters appear through his voice and gestures without the aid of costumes or props. This heartwarming 75-minute program is ideal for all ages and admission is free. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and no tickets or reservations are necessary.
December 21 Blue Christmas
7-8 pm Non-traditional holiday service at The Bridge