The Charles City Rotary Clubs in conjunction with other local non-profits, businesses & private individuals are creating community-based events in the Central Park area of Charles City, Iowa, for the benefit of all that choose to attend.
Santa's Shining Lights Show in Central Park will be on display for all to see on November 27 to January 1!  A special kickoff event will take place Saturday, November 27 with the lighting of the displays along with food trucks, music, fireworks and more! 
Businesses & Organizations - Let's show our collective Holiday Spirit and light up Central Park!
You can now rent spaces in Central Park in Charles City to showcase your business with Christmas or Holiday Light Displays. Businesses will be responsible for putting up and taking down their decorations. By clicking this link you will be able to see the spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis. You can rent up to three spaces per business. Prizes for the best lighting display will be awarded.

Other events planned include 

  • Dec 4th - Santa's Arrival organized by Main Street Charles City - including horse & wagon rides with Santa and food truck on site
  • Dec 11th - Christmas Caroling - organized by the Bethany Alliance Church
  • Dec 18th - Santa's Last Stop weekend organized by Main Street Charles City 
  • The Lighted "Memory Lane" along Riverside Drive from the suspension bridge towards Main Street organized by the Schweinfurth family.

There will be other events during the holiday periods, so watch for more info on our Facebook pages & local media!