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Old World Christmas Market

   

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2016!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Experience the magic of the Christmas season at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library at the 7th 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 December 3rd and 4th! 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!

The Museum Store will be featuring 25% off all jewelry, excluding garnets and moldavite! (No other coupons or discounts will apply to this jewelry sale.)

Find the schedule of events below! More details will be added closer to the event weekend.

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Contact Sara Jacobmeyer, Director of Programs, for more information about the event:
sjacobmeyer@ncsml.org
319-362-8500.
Vendor applications for Old World Christmas Market 2016 are now closed.
 

Event Sponsors:

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FREE Museum Gallery Admission during Old World Christmas Market hours!
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Shopping

Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk

Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk

10:00am – 5:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm Museum Store open; 25% off all jewelry (except garnets and moldavite), Museum Store
10:00am – 5:00pm Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store
10:00am – 4:00pm Meet artist Katherine Kornblau of KJK Jewelry, 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 CR Sisters Face Painting, Alliant Energy Classroom
10:00am – 5:00pm Family Holiday Crafts, Jiruska Gallery
10:00am – 1:00pm Horse & Wagon Rides, Circle Drive
11:00am – 3:00pm Papa Balloon
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
1:30pm – 2:00pm Coe College Orchestra String Quartet
2:30pm – 3:00pm Czech Heritage Singers
3:15pm – 3:45pm Coe College Orchestra Violin Duos

 

Learning (Skala Bartizal Library)
11:00am – 11:30am Czech and Slovak Holiday Traditions Talk
1:00pm – 1:30pm Czech and Slovak Holiday Traditions Talk

 

Craft Demonstrations
1:00pm – 4:00pm
 Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations by the Craft Guild of Iowa City, Rozek Grand Hall

 

Transportation
10:00am – 5:00pm
Shuttle between Sokol Park, NewBo City Market, The Cherry Building, and the African American Museum of Iowa. Shuttle will stop at each location every 30 minutes. Click here for the shuttle schedule!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace

Shopping
10:00am – 3:00pm Old World Christmas Market Vendor Marketplace open, WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall
10:00am – 3:00pm Museum Store open; 25% off all jewelry (except garnets and moldavite), Museum Store
10:00am – 3:00pm Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, Museum Store
10:00am – 4:00pm Meet artist Katherine Kornblau of KJK Jewelry, 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
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 A Magical Winter’s Night, Skala Bartizal Library

 

Craft Demonstrations
10:00am – 3:00pm
Bobbin Lace Making Demonstrations by the Doris Southard Lace Guild, Rozek Grand Hall
12:00pm – 3:00pm Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations by the Craft Guild of Iowa City, Rozek Grand Hall

 

Live Music (Rozek Grand Hall)
10:30am – 11:00am
 Coe College Orchestra Violin Duos
12:00pm – 12:45pm Coe College Orchestra String Quartet
1:00pm – 2:00pm Karen Pierce performing on Hammered Dulcimer
2:00pm – 2:30pm Coe College Orchestra Oboe/Flute Duo

Transportation
10:00am – 3:00pm
Shuttle between Sokol Park and NewBo City Market. Shuttle will stop at each location every 15 minutes. Click here for the shuttle schedule!

VENDORS
Artistry Mix by Sharon Foster
BestNest Home Goods
Cocoa Bellissimo
Czech Heritage Foundation
Diana Watt Cards
Echoes of the East
Eclipse Trading Post
FunkyFairy Art
Great American Popcorn Company
Hummingbird Creations
Jewelry Girl
KJK Jewelry
Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Maestro Empanadas
Midwest Basket Guild
Museum Guild of the NCSML
On the Hill
Pickle Creek Herbs
Pumpkin & Poppy
Skyline Farms
Terra Fleur
Woodland Forest
The Wright Touch Catering & Bake Shoppe
Plus – Holiday Cocktails!

Custom Egg Charms, designed for the NCSML by KJK Jewelry.

FEATURED VENDOR

We are delighted to welcome Katherine Kornblau of KJK Jewelry, New York to the Old World Christmas Market! The custom egg charm featured in our Museum Store was created by Katherine and inspired by the traditional eggs decorated with straw that can be found in the museum’s collection. (One is currently on display in the Faces of Freedom exhibition.)

KJK Jewelry has created custom collections for many well-known museums, such as the White House Historical Association; the Smithsonian Institution; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the American Museum of Natural History; and now the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library! The Museum Store carries many of Katherine’s Czech glass bead designs, and is pleased to invite you to experience several of her other beautiful collections during this special trunk show.

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!

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