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8th Annual Old World Christmas Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Experience the magic of the Christmas season at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library at the 8th annual Old World Christmas Market! Shop for specialty imports and handmade gifts by select artisans, stop for seasonal treats, see live music and dance performances, and enjoy free family activities all weekend long. Admission to museum exhibition galleries will also be free on Dec. 2 and 3!

Bring the whole family for one of Cedar Rapids’ best-loved holiday events. Old World Christmas Market is part of Deck the District, a neighborhood holiday celebration!

Our Market Vendors

LoeLoe's LoftFunky Fairy ArtHummingbird CreationsLion Bridge Brewing Company
La Joue ArtBestNest HomeGoodsCocoa BellissimoThe Wright Touch Catering & Bake Shoppe
On the HillEchoes of the EastkittdSkyline Farm
Java's Dog ToysPickle Creek HerbMidwest Basket GuildLori Ann’s Candies
Jewelry GirlArtistry Mix by Sharon FosterAmy's ExpressionsWindy Ridge: Handcrafted LLC
Pita'zEvent Services Holiday CocktailsMuseum Guild Café

Our Schedule

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Shopping
10:00am – 5:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Museum Store open; with 25% off all jewelry (excludes garnets and moldavite) and 15% off Botanicus spa products
10:00am – 3:00am Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store

Family Activities
9:30am – 12:00pm (or until cookies are gone) 18th Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk, Rozek Grand Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Family Holiday Crafts, Jiruska Gallery
10:00am – 1:00pm Horse & Wagon Rides, Circle Drive
11:00am – 3:00pm Papa Balloon, Skala Bartizal Library
11:00am – 3:00pm CR Sisters Face Painting, Alliant Energy Classroom
12:00pm – 3:00pm The Dean of Juggling, Jiruska Gallery
12:30pm – 3:00pm Svatý Mikuláš, Anděl a Čert Meet & Greet, Rozek Grand Hall
2:00pm – 5:00pm Horse & Wagon Rides, Circle Drive
3:00pm – 4:00pm Czech and Slovak Fairytales with Storyteller Darrin Crow, Skala Bartizal Library

Live Music (Rozek Grand Hall)
10:00am – 11:30am Silbertaler Musikanten
12:00pm – 12:30pm Světlušky Youth Ensemble
2:30pm – 3:00pm Czech Heritage Singers

Share and Learn
10:00am-5:00pm Oral History Booth: Sharing Holiday Traditions, Jiruska Gallery
10:00am – 3:00pm Bobbin Lace Making Demonstrations by the Doris Southard Lace Guild, Rozek Grand Hall
10:30am– 11:00am Czech and Slovak Holiday Traditions Talk, Skala Bartizal Library

Transportation
10:00am – 5:00pm Shuttle between Sokol Park, Czech Village, African American Museum of Iowa, Cherry Building and NewBo City Market.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Shopping
10:00am – 3:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 3:00pm Museum Store open; with 25% off all jewelry (excludes garnets and moldavite) and 15% off Botanicus spa products
10:00am – 3:00pm Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store

Family Activities
10:00am – 2:00pm Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
(Drawings at 2:00pm)
10:00am – 3:00pm Family Holiday Crafts, Jiruska Gallery
11:00am – 12:00pm Czech and Slovak Fairytales with Storyteller Darrin Crow, Skala Bartizal Library
11:00am – 3:00pm CR Sisters Face Painting, Alliant Energy Classroom
12:00pm – 3:00pm Papa Balloon, Rozek Grand Hall
12:00pm – 3:00pm The Dean of Juggling, Jiruska Gallery
1:00pm – 2:00pm Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company presents Ice Queen, Skala Bartizal Library

Share and Learn
10:00am-5:00pm Oral History Booth: Sharing Holiday Traditions, Jiruska Gallery

Live Music (Rozek Grand Hall)
2:00pm-2:30pm: Kirkwood Brass Ensemble performing holiday selections

Transportation
10:00am – 3:00pm Shuttle between Sokol Park, Czech Village and NewBo City Market.

Contact Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs, for more questions about the event:
tstenstrup@ncsml.org
319-362-8500
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There are lots more great events happening in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District during Old World Christmas Market-weekend. Visit DecktheDistrict.org to find out more, and make the most of your visit to our neighborhood!