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December 2019

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December 1, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
The story of the first Christmas like you've never seen it before! Follow Bo, a small but brave donkey, as he breaks free from the daily grind to go on a great adventure with a trio of wisecracking camels, a sheep who's lost her flock and a dove with lofty... Read More
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December 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Burlington public Library
Tired of the cranky crowds of after-Thanksgiving shoppers? Looking for some great and inexpensive gifts? Friends of the Burlington Public Library has the solution! Visit the Friends After-Thanksgiving Book Sale from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30, for a great selection of books,... Read More
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December 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
No time to bake Christmas cookies? No problem! First United Church of Christ at the top of Snake Alley will host a Cookie Walk on Dec. 5; purchase a bucket for $10 and fill it with homemade cookies of all shapes, sizes and varieties! Cookies by the dozen from some... Read More
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December 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Your favorite downtown shops are open "late until 8" on Thursdays through the holiday season, and pop-up shops will offer fun and unique extras. Tonight, head to the Beancounter Coffee House and Drinkery to pick up your Ms. Claus hat, then decorate it with special holiday bling at participating businesses!... Read More
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December 6, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Get your holiday dance groove on at Wake N Bake. For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Experience that nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feeling with family in Downtown Burlington this Christmas. Spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo and listening to Christmas stories! Visit artcenterofburlington.com for more information.
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December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
A holiday tradition continues at Memorial Auditorium with the 49th annual Christmas Craft Show, featuring two days and two levels of homemade craft items: crochet, ceramics, needlework, embroidery; jewelry, dolls and toys, country wood crafts, textiles, holiday treats and goodies and much more. Admission is free! Saturday from 9 AM... Read More
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December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Evans' Holly Grove Inn
Experience a Victorian Christmas in this lovely, lovingly restored historic Heritage Hill home, complete with horse-drawn carriage rides and a few modern perks - like cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Your hosts will have many surprises in store on this magical evening! Tickets available at Holly Grove Inn and Eclectic Design... Read More
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December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Celebrate the season with joyful voices! Bel Canto Chorale, Shoquoquon Children's Choir and the Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet join their talents to celebrate the meaning of Christmastide through messages and beautiful seasonal music. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit burlbelcanto.com.
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December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
A holiday tradition continues at Memorial Auditorium with the 49th annual Christmas Craft Show, featuring two days and two levels of homemade craft items: crochet, ceramics, needlework, embroidery; jewelry, dolls and toys, country wood crafts, textiles, holiday treats and goodies and much more. Admission is free! Saturday from 9 AM... Read More
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December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Celebrate the season with joyful voices! Bel Canto Chorale, Shoquoquon Children's Choir and the Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet join their talents to celebrate the meaning of Christmastide through messages and beautiful seasonal music. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit burlbelcanto.com.
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December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
Homemade ham balls or turkey tetrazzini, plus two sides, dessert and a beverage, all for just $7. Call ahead to carry out, or dine-in the social hall and enjoy fellowship in this beautiful historic church at the top of Snake Alley. Call 319-754-4807 for to go orders. For more information,... Read More
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December 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
To make holiday shopping a little easier and a little more fun, your favorite downtown shops are extending their hours "late until 8" every Thursday through the holiday season. On this night, you'll find pop-up vendors offering a little something extra. Head to downtown Burlington for a magical holiday shopping... Read More
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December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
The piano man returns to Wake N Bake. Warm up with good food, drink specials and all the sounds of the season, live and by request! For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Downtown storefronts come alive for the 21st annual Living Windows celebration! This favorite downtown event includes holiday lights, carolers, story readings, crafts, demonstrations, gingerbread houses, free horse-drawn carriage rides, marshmallow roasting and much more - and of course, Santa Claus will be on hand at his cottage in Nancy Neafie... Read More
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December 12, 2019, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Wrap up a fun evening in downtown Burlington with a free movie at the historic Capitol Theater! After browsing the shops on Jefferson Street during the Living Windows event, warm up with this free showing of The Grinch, sponsored by Casebine Community Credit Union. Full concessions, including wine and beer,... Read More
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December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Experience that nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feeling with family in Downtown Burlington this Christmas. Spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo and listening to Christmas stories! Visit artcenterofburlington.com for more information.
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December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Celebrate the season with classic country Christmas tunes from Burlington's own David Kroll. Two shows this weekend: Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 reserved seating and $20 VIP seating and are on sale now at the Capitol Theater and at seiatickets.com. VIP tickets include... Read More
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December 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Des Moines County Heritage Center
Holiday shopping can be stressful, but not to worry - the Des Moines County Heritage Center has the answer! Sip a holiday mimosa or a warm apple cider while you browse the unique gifts on offer from area crafters and vendors like Sarah Hall Unique Designs, A Street Cat With... Read More
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December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Celebrate the season with classic country Christmas tunes from Burlington's own David Kroll. Two shows this weekend: Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 reserved seating and $20 VIP seating and are on sale now at the Capitol Theater and at seiatickets.com. VIP tickets include... Read More
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December 18, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St
Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series presents its 4th annual Holiday Concert featuring members of Bel Canto Chorale, organist Randy Webster and vocal soloist Amanda Mansheim. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, follow Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series on Facebook.
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December 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
To make holiday shopping a little easier and a little more fun, your favorite downtown shops are extending their hours "late until 8" every Thursday through the holiday season. On this night, you'll find pop-up vendors offering a little something extra. Head to downtown Burlington for a magical holiday shopping... Read More
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December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Gallery Lounge at the Art Center of Burlington
Relax in the Gallery Lounge at the Art Center, surrounded by beautiful, local art while you enjoy beer, wine & charcuterie along with live music from Aaron Warner. Sign up in advance to drop the kids off for Friday Night Art Hop - art project, snack & a story for... Read More
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December 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast company
Local guitar hero Nick Knedler and Bluzillion rocking the west end of Jefferson Street. For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Burlington Bent River Brewing Company
Live music with Jefferson Connection from 8 to 10 PM. For more information, follow Burlington Bent River Brewing Company on Facebook.
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December 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: The Washington
Before the Fender Stratocaster, before the Gibson Les Paul, there was the App: arguably, the first solid-body electric guitar, invented by Burlington's O.W. Appleton, proprietor of the iconic App's Music House in downtown Burlington. Learn the real history of the electric guitar - in pictures, words and music - at... Read More
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December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: Burlington Gym
The Burlington Gym hosts hip hop artist Mz. 007 along with a DJ, contest, prizes and more. 21 and over only. $10 admission. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need and get a free drink! For more information, call the Burlington Gym at 319-754-6462.
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December 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Burlington Vintage & Co
The Sunday before Christmas, Burlington Vintage & Co will open for a special pop up event with Sarah Hall Unique Designs and The Arnold House - beautiful handmade clothing and handmade furniture and décor pieces, both made right here in Greater Burlington! Shopping local never looked so good! For more... Read More
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December 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Celebrate the season with Andy Avery at Wake N Bake! For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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December 30, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Add a whole new dimension to the first Harry Potter movie by following the instructions in your movie kit - special objects that create an interactive experience. All aboard on Platform 9 3/4! This drop-in activity is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information,... Read More
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