The Twinkliest Town In Iowa Will Make Your Holiday Season Merry And Bright

Christmastime in Iowa is magical. Our small towns and large cities light up for the holiday season. We put up enormous trees covered in lights, our Main Street communities rally to boost their small businesses, and the holidays are a time to spend with your family and closest friends. If you can’t get enough of the holiday spirit, plan a trip out to Oskaloosa, where thousands of lights turn this little city into the twinkliest town in Iowa.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The lights turn on at dark (around 4 p.m.) and rest for the night at 10:30, each night, until early January. Visit the town for a great dinner at one of the Town Square restaurants, or to get your holiday shopping done! You’ll have a great time visiting this holiday winter wonderland and enjoying Christmas in Oskaloosa.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, read our list of the best holiday Main Streets in Iowa and plan a trip to the one nearest you!