Grinnell Chamber

Holidays In Grinnell



Join us this holiday season for activities in Grinnell! Keep checking back as we add more activities and events.

Central Park
We'd like to say a huge thank you to Jennifer McAlexander, Dodi Reilly, Jill Hollingsworth, Chief Reilly, Daniel Clements, Ryan McGuire, Happy Miller, Michelle Butler, Kerri Olson, Gailanne Dill, Jim White and all the other volunteers for their hard work and vision to bring Central Park to life this holiday season. In addition to the beautiful decorations, Santa will be available on Saturdays in December from 10am - noon under the shelter* to meet with kids. Check out the schedule below and make time to visit Central Park this holiday season!

Saturday, December 1st

Saturday, December 8th
- Grinnell Rotary Club will host Santa 

Saturday, December 15th
- Grinnell Lions Club will host Santa

Saturday, December 22nd
- Optimist Club will host Santa

*Incase on inclement weather, Santa will be in the space next to Loralei's Gift Shoppe (816 Commercial St). An announcement will be made on the Facebook Event page and the Chamber Facebook page if there is a change in location. 

Special thanks to some of our local sponsors who helped make these decorations possible!


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Looking for things to do this holiday season? Check out all the activities going on in Grinnell!
Want to add an event? Email

Now - Dec 6th
Grinnell Realty Toy Drive (toys must be new and unwrapped, dropped off by the 6th)

November 16th
Jingle Bell Holiday

November 30th & December 1
GRMC Auxiliary Tour of Homes

December 1
Breakfast with Santa at St. Francis Manor
Santa in Central Park (see above)
Santa at the Eagles
Hair of the Dog Holiday PAWty
Hotel Grinnell Comedy & Live Music

December 5th
Bingo & Beers at Peace Tree Brewing Company

December 7th
Festival of Trees

December 8th
Santa in Central Park (see above)
Hotel Grinnell Comedy & Live Music

December 13th
Holiday Organ Concert

December 15th
Santa in Central Park (see above)
Ugly Holiday Sweater Saturday Karaoke
Hotel Grinnell Comedy & Live Music

December 19th
Trivia at the Tree

December 22nd
Santa in Central Park (see above)
Hotel Grinnell Comedy & Live Music

December 26th
Peace Tree Brewing Adult Spelling Bee

December 29th
Hotel Grinnell Comedy & Live Music

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