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Join us for Old World Christmas Market on December 7 and 8, 2019!

About

Christmas markets (Vánoční trhy) are an important part of the holiday celebrations in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Our Old World Christmas Market is inspired by these traditional Christmas markets with our own Midwest twist. There’s something for everyone at Cedar Rapids’ own Old World Christmas market.

Visitors can shop for unique products and enjoy the one of a kind shopping experience while enjoying delicious food and beverages and listening to holiday music. Take a horse and wagon ride through Czech Village and delight in entertainment from local performers. Find out if you get candy or potatoes this year when you meet Svatý Mikuláš, Čert a Anděl (St. Nicholas, the devil, and angel). With free admission to the museum exhibition galleries, see our newest exhibit, Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the GUITAR and take part in traditional crafts and activities.

Old World Christmas Market is a holiday tradition brought to Cedar Rapids by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library that has allowed people of all ages to celebrate together and create memories for a decade.

Schedule

OWCM 2019 Schedule

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Museum galleries open with free admission for all and family holiday crafts.
Museum Store open.

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (or ending earlier, depending on supply) 21st Annual Museum Guild Cookie Walk (Rozek Grand Hall)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Vendor Market (WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall)
Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle (WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall)
Food Court (Rozek Grand Hall)
Fiber Arts demonstrations (near the Skala Bartizal Library)
Calm Space- Cartoons and quiet activities (Alliant Energy Center Classroom)

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Horse and wagon rides through Czech Village (Circle Drive)

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ornament personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl (Museum Store)

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Get your photo taken in front of the Christmas Tree (Rozek Grand Hall)

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Světlušky Youth Ensemble (Rozek Grand Hall)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Svatý Mikuláš, Anděl a Čert meet with children (Rozek Grand Hall, roaming)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Horse and wagon rides through Czech Village (Circle Drive)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Czech Heritage Singers (Rozek Grand Hall)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Museum galleries open with free admission for all and family holiday crafts.
Museum Store open.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Vendor Market open (WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall)
Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle open (WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall)
Food Court open (Rozek Grand Hall)
Fiber Arts demonstrations (near the Skala Bartizal Library)
Calm Space- Cartoons and quiet activities (Alliant Energy Center Classroom)

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Czech Heritage Foundation Wreath Raffle with the drawing at 3:00 p.m. (WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall)

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ornament personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl (Museum Store)

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Get your photo taken in front of the Christmas Tree (Rozek Grand Hall)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. A Magical Winters Night with Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company (Hemphill Theater)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Svatý Mikuláš, Anděl a Čert meet with children (Rozek Grand Hall, roaming)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Darrin Crow presents a selection of Czech and Slovak Fairytales (Hemphill Theater)

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