This Iowa Christmas Town Is Straight Out Of A Norman Rockwell Painting
An Iowa Christmas is something special, with towns across the state decking themselves out in their holiday finest. Still, to find the most unique Christmas town in Iowa, it helps to go off the beaten path. The small city of Wyoming, with a population of just over 500, is located in the eastern part of the state over thirty miles east of Cedar Rapids. There isn’t much around, but the town is a charming throwback that celebrates its historic roots – especially in the holiday season. Every year, Wyoming decks out its main street in holiday lights, and its historical museum plays host to events and a veritable forest of Christmas trees. It feels like you stepped out of the present day and into a Norman Rockwell painting. Get ready for a Wyoming, Iowa Christmas event unlike any other.
Have you experienced a Wyoming, Iowa Christmas? Let us know about your trip to this Christmas town in Iowa in the comments section. If you’re planning a visit, you can check out the Wyoming town website for all the details on this year’s events. And for another small-town Christmas event, check out this unforgettable lights display.
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Christmas In Iowa
What are some holiday events in Iowa?
Iowa might just surprise you on the scale at which it creates holiday events and light shows. Here are a few of our favorite holiday events in Iowa that will be sure to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart:
- Tannenbaum Forest Festival, Amana Colonies, IA: Right after Thanksgiving, Santa packs up his sleigh and heads to this beautiful festival to gather up as much Christmas spirit as he can for the holidays. This winter wonderland will dazzle you with decorations and over 50 stunning Christmas trees. Even better, this is a free event - donations are always welcome because they benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Not only will you be tickled pink with the holiday displays, but you can meet with Santa and his real reindeer!
- Symphony of Lights, Clinton, IA: Eagle Point Park gets a holiday makeover after Thanksgiving each year. With over half a million lights and 40 festive displays, the event is a great place to enjoy holiday lights in Iowa. Walk along a 1.1-mile path through the park to enjoy each of the beautiful displays. Then, hop on into the lodge to warm up and meet with Santa. While you are there, be sure to check out the raft fair and food vendors.
- Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland, Cedar Rapids, IA: This epic event has been voted the number one holiday light show in the state. It is a true festival with rides for the kids, food for everyone, and a mesmerizing drive-thru light show like none other. It is billed as the very first drive-thru storybook in lights. As you enter, you are hit with "Santa’s Shrink Ray," which makes you and your vehicle super tiny — in other words, the lighted displays are really huge making you feel like you were actually shrunk down to the size of a pea.
Another great way to discover holiday events is by taking a Christmas town road trip through Iowa. Here is a list of several beautiful towns in Iowa that go all out for Christmas. Pick up an RV from RVShare and explore one or more of these wonderful towns in Iowa.