Christmas in Atlantic
The Des Moines Register calls Atlantic one of Iowa’s holiday, “…bright spots where Main Street retail is robust.”
From Thanksgiving to New Years, Atlantic is Iowa’s City of Lights! Listed as Travel Iowa’s number one Christmas destination, be dazzled by more than 200,000 LED lights in a stretch of 6 blocks of historic buildings filled with gift shops, clothing stores and boutiques. Check out some of the Atlantic Area Chamber events while enjoying Christmas in Atlantic.
Holiday Open House
November 13th — Join our area retail businesses for a Holiday Sneak Peek! Take the chance to explore what area businesses have to offer for the holiday season and get a jump start on holiday shopping and more.
Akin Building Center- Will be offering deals on select Milwaukee & Dewalt tools.
Aunt B’s & Bonnesen’s- Will be offering coupons with 25% off savings on any one item.
Brown’s Shoe Fit-Will be offering snacks along with $15 off over $100 purchases and $10 off under $100 purchases.
Cappel’s Ace Hardware
Farmhouse & Flowers
Hanson’s Fine Jewelry- Will be offering refreshments and goodies, along with 20% off everything instore.
Something For You- Will be offering cider and cookie to shoppers.
Valley Boutique- Will be offering $10 off purchases over $100.
November 13th – 9 AM – Get a kick start to your holiday shopping and purchase discounted AtlantiCash Saturday, November 9th only at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. From 9 AM – 12 PM, AtlantiCash will be available in packs of $100 for $80, a 20% discount. Community members can purchase up to three packs. Payment must be made at time of purchase in the form of cash or check only. There is a first come, first-purchased basis with only a limited amount of AtlantiCash available.
Thank you to our Discount AtlantiCash Sponsors:
November 18th – 5 PM – Kick off the Holiday Season with the Grand Lighting ceremony at the Historic Rock Island Depot. Arrive at 5 PM for a FREE hotdog meal, provided by Hy-Vee. Santa Claus will arrive for his first official visit of the year. Walk up historic Chestnut Street and shop your favorite local businesses before visiting Santa in his cabin at City Park from 6 – 7:30 PM.
Thanks to our Grand Lighting Sponsor:
Small Business Saturday
November 27th – Be sure to shop Atlantic on Small Business Saturday, November 27th, for small promotions and discounts.
Hanson’s Fine Jewelry-20% off instore items. Providing refreshments and goodies.
Something For You– 20% off fabric (excluding clearance fabric), 10% more off clearance items, and buy one/get one on Pillow Pets.
Brown’s Shoe Fit- 20% OFF Storewide (additional 20% off clearance items).
Akin’s Building Center- Purchase up to $500 in gift cards and receive 10% off your purchase. Saturday Only for Small Business Saturday.
The Atlantic Area Chamber’s 19th Annual Scrooge Contest will be underway during the month of November. The Scrooge contestants raise money and collect non-perishable food items for the Atlantic Food Pantry.
The 2021 Scrooge Contestants Include:
Ray Paullin; Atlantic Bottling- Winner
Tom Cappel; Deter Motor Company & Atlantic Fire Department
Kelli Anstey; Fareway
Angel of Christmas
The Angel of Christmas is a tradition in Atlantic recognizing and thanking area residents who symbolize the true meaning of the season. Angels exemplify the true holiday spirit all year long–putting others first, spreading generosity and sharing the holiday spirit with everyone they meet. Nominations are due to the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce by November 22nd. This year’s angel will be announced at the Holiday Concert on December 5th at 3 PM at the First Church of Christ in Atlantic.
Click HERE for Nomination Form
December 4th – 6 PM – Fireworks over the Historic Rock Island Depot kick off the fun. Snuggle up and see the glow of the holiday floats as they parade down Chestnut Street. Come before the Fireworks & Parade for a horse-drawn Carriage Ride and visit with Santa in his Cabin from 3:30 – 5:30 PM.
Click HERE to download Registration Form
Thank you to our Lighted Parade Sponsor:
Holiday Concert & Angels of Christmas
December 5th – 3 PM – Enjoy a FREE Holiday Concert with the entire family featuring local talent of all ages. The Christmas Angel and Scrooge winner will be announced at the concert. The Holiday Concert is held at the First Church of Christ in Atlantic at 3 PM.
Atlantic High School Band
Cass County Choral Society
Santa & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Santa will be in his cabin November 18th for Grand Lighting and then Thursdays and Saturdays the month of December. Carriage rides will be in town as well in December. Click here for a full schedule.
Thank you to our Carriage Ride sponsor: