𝑨 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒕 is set to return on Friday, December 1 & Saturday, December 2, 2023 in historic West Branch, Iowa (just 6 miles from Iowa City down I-80). Join us for West Branch’s traditional holiday festival featuring timeless activities throughout Main Street including horse-drawn carriage and wagon rides, photos with Santa, train display, festival of trees, silent auction, treats around the fire and more!
The full schedule will be posted on this site when finalized.
HORSE DRAWN WAGONS & CARRIAGE RIDES
Free wagon rides on Main Street will load across from the Fire Station. Or skip the line and enjoy a Carriage Ride which now requires a reservation in advance (watch for link).
PHOTOS WITH SANTA & CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
Santa Claus is coming to town for photos in Town Hall! Or enjoy some "donut seeds" and "reindeer food" from his Elves in Heritage Square. Watch out for the Grinch!
TIMELESS TRAIN & CHRISTMAS TREE DISPLAYS
Gibson Family Train on display at the Fire Station & Festival of Trees on display at the Rummells Center. Free cookies at both locations!
GATHER 'ROUND THE FIRE FOR DONUTS, COCOA & MORE
Warm up by bon fires and Dutch ovens throughout Main Street! Enjoy homemade fried donuts, roast a hot dog or marshmallow, or sip cider & hot cocoa.
EAT, SHOP & EXPLORE HISTORIC MAIN STREET
Our local businesses are ready to welcome you in for holiday shopping and cheer! Enjoy open houses and extended hours.
SILENT AUCTION FOR-THE-AGES
Bid to win incredible gift baskets, fun experiences and unique items. All proceeds benefit Main Street West Branch.
SOMETHING FOR MY SIBLING
Kids can "shop" donated or gently used gift items to select & wrap something special for a sibling or loved one.
BAKE SALES, SOUP SUPPER, CRAFT FAIR & MORE!
Our local churches and community organizations have a variety of events to enjoy in addition to pop-up vendors and more! See the full event schedule below.