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 14th — 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. 

Participating Locations:

*Atlantic Motor Supply (NAPA)

* Bonnesen’s

* Aunt B’s

* Brown’s Shoe Fit 

*Brymons Interiors

* Cappel’s Ace Hardware

*Farmhouse & Flowers 

*Hanson’s Fine Jewelry

* The Franklin Market/Picker’s Parlor

* Something For You

* Soul Sister’s Boutique

 

Discount AtlantiCash

November 14th – 9 AM – Get a kick start to your holiday shopping and purchase discounted AtlantiCash Saturday, November 14th 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. 

*Social Distancing and masks will be mandated when waiting for AtlantiCash.

 

Grand Lighting 

November 19th – 5:30 PM – Kick off the Holiday Season with the Grand Lighting ceremony in Downtown Atlantic. Turn your radios to KS 95.7 for a live broadcast with Santa and help him countdown to turn on the lights. Santa will be in his cabin at City Park following the lighting. 

*Due to COVID-19 guidelines, you must park along CHestnut Street and remain in your vehicle at all times.

 

Small Business Saturday

November 28th – Be sure to shop Atlantic on Small Business Saturday, November 28th, for small promotions and discounts. More details will be made available at a later date including participating businesses.

 

Scrooge Contest

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 2020 Scrooge Contestants are:

  1. Brian Ruge, Brown’s Shoe Fit
  2. Tami Shellberg, Atlantic Hy-Vee
  3. Jon Martens, Aunt B’s
  4. Jeff & Heather Lundquist, Atlantic News Telegraph & Atlantic Community Schools

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for a specific list of food items this year OR monetary donations to allow them to purchase food as needed. The following items are needed:

  • Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup
  • Tomato/Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Canned Beef Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s
  • Instant Sides (Packages) – Pasta, Sauce or Potato
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Canned Fruit
  • Bar Soap
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Toilet Paper
  • 18 oz. Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Quick Oats (no milk needed)
  • Pancake/Waffle Mix (no milk needed)
  • Pancake/Waffle Syrup
  • Boxed Noodles
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Chili Beans
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Manwich or Sloppy Joe

 

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 23rd. This year’s angel will be announced virtually the first week of December.

Angel of Christmas Nomination Form

 

Lighted Parade

December 5th – 6 PM –  Snuggle up and see the glow of the holiday floats as they parade downtown. Come before the Parade and visit with Santa in his cabin. Due to COVID-19, there will be no fireworks and candy and other promotional items will not be allowed. Pre-registration of floats is highly encouraged. A registration form can be found below:

2020 ParadeEntryForm

*Due to COVID-19 guidelines, you must park along Chestnut and Walnut Street and remain in your vehicle at all times. This event is subject to change based on State and Local Public Health guidelines.

 

Santa’s Cabin

Santa will be in his cabin November 19th for Grand Lighting and then Thursdays and Saturdays the month of December.  Click here for a full schedule.

 

 

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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 14th — 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. 

Participating Locations:

* Bonnesen’s

* Aunt B’s

* Brown’s Shoe Fit 

*Brymons Interiors

* Cappel’s Ace Hardware

* Eleven O’ Three Clothing Company

*Farmhouse & Flowers 

* The Franklin Market/Picker’s Parlor

* Hanson’s Fine Jewelry

* Something For You

* Soul Sister’s Boutique

 

Discount AtlantiCash

November 14th – 9 AM – Get a kick start to your holiday shopping and purchase discounted AtlantiCash Saturday, November 14th 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. 

*Social Distancing and masks will be mandated when waiting for AtlantiCash.

 

Grand Lighting 

November 19th – 5:30 PM – Kick off the Holiday Season with the Grand Lighting ceremony in Downtown Atlantic. Turn your radios to KS 95.7 for a live broadcast with Santa and help him countdown to turn on the lights. Santa will be in his cabin at City Park following the lighting. 

*Due to COVID-19 guidelines, you must park along CHestnut Street and remain in your vehicle at all times.

 

Small Business Saturday

November 28th – Be sure to shop Atlantic on Small Business Saturday, November 28th, for small promotions and discounts. More details will be made available at a later date including participating businesses.

 

Scrooge Contest

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 2020 Scrooge Contestants are:

  1. Brian Ruge, Brown’s Shoe Fit
  2. Tami Shellberg, Atlantic Hy-Vee
  3. Jon Martens, Aunt B’s
  4. Jeff & Heather Lundquist, Atlantic News Telegraph & Atlantic Community Schools

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for a specific list of food items this year OR monetary donations to allow them to purchase food as needed. The following items are needed:

  • Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup
  • Tomato/Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Canned Beef Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s
  • Instant Sides (Packages) – Pasta, Sauce or Potato
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Canned Fruit
  • Bar Soap
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Toilet Paper
  • 18 oz. Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Quick Oats (no milk needed)
  • Pancake/Waffle Mix (no milk needed)
  • Pancake/Waffle Syrup
  • Boxed Noodles
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Chili Beans
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Manwich or Sloppy Joe

 

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 23rd. This year’s angel will be announced virtually the first week of December.

Angel of Christmas Nomination Form

 

Lighted Parade

December 5th – 6 PM –  Snuggle up and see the glow of the holiday floats as they parade downtown. Come before the Parade and visit with Santa in his cabin. Due to COVID-19, there will be no fireworks and candy and other promotional items will not be allowed. Pre-registration of floats is highly encouraged. A registration form can be found below:

2020 ParadeEntryForm

*Due to COVID-19 guidelines, you must park along Chestnut and Walnut Street and remain in your vehicle at all times. This event is subject to change based on State and Local Public Health guidelines.

 

Santa’s Cabin

Santa will be in his cabin November 19th for Grand Lighting and then Thursdays and Saturdays the month of December.  Click here for a full schedule.

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors: