Come one, come all to the 28th Annual Holiday Stroll in downtown Marshalltown!
Join us downtown November 23rd for the Holiday Stroll!
Festivities will stretch from Third Avenue to Third Street along Main Street and will include live entertainment, a Christmas Craft Village, carriage rides, and children’s activities. Downtown businesses will have extended hours so people can come in and enjoy refreshments and browse merchandise.
Santa’s Workshop, sponsored and organized by the Times-Republican’s marketing department, will be set up at Great Western Bank.
The parade is back this year so make sure you are downtown before it's start time at 5pm.
MCBD is committed to making sure everyone is safe downtown and is working with the City to make sure there are barricades, proper lighting, and safe pathways to make it through and around downtown.
Schedule of Stroll Events
Check out the performances and activities at the following locations (more to come so check back often!):
Festival of Trees: 4-8 p.m. Orpheum Black Box Theater-220 E Main St Admission to the Festival of Trees is $1 for adults and children ages 12+ Children under 12 and Veterans are free!
Interested in being part of the Festival of Trees? Download the Information Form here and the Entry Form here
Christmas Craft Village: NEW EVENT!! Come check out local vendors and crafters in our all new Christmas Village 4-8 p.m. 1st Ave next to the Courthouse
Santa's Workshop: (Free Entry) Sponsored by The Times-Republican 5:30-8 p.m. Hosted at Great Western Bank-11 N 1st Ave Bring the kids down to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy some refreshments
Cookie Decorating: (Sponsored by HyVee) NEW EVENT!! 4-8 p.m. Hosted at McGregor's Furniture Store-111 W Main St $3 per cookie decorating kit (kit includes 2 sugar cookies, frosting, and toppings)
Christmas Window Competition (Sponsored by Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce) Check out the local businesses competing this year: (listed in order from 3rd Ave to 3rd St)
3rd Generation Upholstery-218 E Main St
RENEW- 126 E Main St
Remix Dance Academy- 119 E Main St
Main St Thrifty Buzzarr-122 E Main St
In Stitches - 36 E Main St
Escape on Main - 30 E Main St
Staging 2 Sell It - 1 W Main St
Create-A-Keepsake - 9 W Main St
Hellberg's Jewelers - 13 W Main St
Tremont on Main - 22 W Main St
Main Street Antiques - 105 W Main St
Black Tire Bike Company - 117 W Main St
Marla's Headliner on Main - 118 W Main St
Bergman CPA Tax & Accounting - 126 W Main St
City of Marshalltown-City Hall-24 N Center St
Stalzer Holiday Photography NEW EVENT!! 4-8 p.m. at the Gallery Garden-129 E Main St Get your Holiday Photo In A Sleigh! Gather your friends or family for this fantastic, fun Photo Op $10 Fee- Donated to Shoes for Kids and the Holiday Stroll Professional quality photo. Make your own reprints, share on Facebook or have Stalzer create your keepsake.
The Vineyard Church: (Free Entry)-214 W Main St Kid's Carnival from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Holiday Stroll Parade: 5-5:30 p.m. Starting at W Main and 3rd Street and ending at E Main and 2nd Avenue
Plum Hill Carriage Rides: 5:30-8 p.m. Line up outside of Marshall County Community Services Building-101 E Main St Admission $5 for adults and children ages 13+ Children 2-12 years old $2 Infants to 1 year old Free
Holiday Train Display 4-8 p.m. Hosted at McGregor's Furniture Store-111 W Main St
Holiday Concert: (Free Entry) Sponsored by Elim Lutheran Church Starting at 3pm Hosted at First Congregational Church-312 W Main St Bring the family down early to listen to holiday music from: Hudson Lourenço, organist – native of São Paulo, Brazil with a Masters in Organ Performance Josh Grimes, pianist – local musician Community Bell Choir, handbells – gathering of handbell ringers from several area churches
First Presbyterian Church: (Free Entry)-101 S Center St 4-4:30 p.m. Bobcat Academy Performance 4:30-5 p.m. Miller Middle School Jazz Band
Van Gogh's: 129 E Main St Free live music starting at 5:30pm
IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center- 220 E Main St 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Kay Brothers (Ozark Stompgrass folk band) Tickets are $12.50
Remix Dance Academy:(Free Entry)-119 E Main St Live performances inside the studio starting after the parade
Meet Mini Horses Chance and Bandit: (Free Entry) 4-6 p.m. at Stepping Stones Christian Book Store-14 W Main St Stop in to purchase Mom's Famous Fudge and register for door prizes Solid Rock Bible Church will be there as well handing out free hot beverages and candy canes
Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): 4:30-7:00 p.m. Free Will Offering Turkey Noodle Dinner Performances by the Marshalltown Men's Chorus and the Heart of Iowa Chorus.
Homemade turkey and noodles
Roll and butter
Choice from a yummy variety of "church lady" desserts
Thank to our Sponsors!
Gold Sponsors: Emerson, Martha Ellen Tye Foundation, The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce
Bronze Sponsors: Farmers Savings Bank, Hellberg’s Jewelers, Mechdyne, Peglow, O’Hare & See, RACOM, Shomo-Madsen Insurance, United Bank & Trust
Additional Sponsors: Ag Land Realty, Bowman & Miller, Evans Abstract/ Mowry Law Firm, Great Western Bank, HyVee, In Stitches, Independent Insurance, KDAO, IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center, Remix Dance Studio, Smokin G's, Taylor’s Maid-Rite, Fraternal Order of Police, McGregor’s Furniture, Staging 2 Sell It, The Times Republican, Van Gogh’s, Stalzer Photography