Fire and Ice Festival


Cedar Rapids, IA


A variety of events that occur in downtown Cedar Rapids to celebrate the season.

  • Ballet Iowa's "The Nutcracker" at 2:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater.
  • North Pole Park Activities from 4 to 6 p.m. at Green Square Park. Santa Meet & Greet, Carriage Rides, North Pole Express Train rides, Holiday Bowling.
  • Holiday Activities from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Ice Sculptures (carving begins at 1 p.m.), Hot Cocoa, Story Time (10 minute story time every half hour), Live Music, Papa Balloon, and Face Painting.
  • City Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at Greene Square Park.
  • 30th Annual Holiday DeLight Parade at 6 p.m. featuring large scale balloons, costumes, walking entries & floats.
  • Ugly Holiday Sweater Party at 7 p.m. at Dublin City Pub. Admission is free, but there is a $5 fee to participate in the contest (must be at least 21).
  • TCR's "Miracle on 34th Street" at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Rated G. For tickets, visit
  • Ballet Iowa's "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre. For tickets, visit







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