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Event Calendar

Saturday November, 8th 2014 – Wednesday December, 31st 2014

  • Pella Historical Village Christmas Walk

  • Pella
  • Pella Historical Village
  • 507 Franklin Street
  • 641.620.9463
  • Website
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Grand Christmas desplays throughout the 22 historical buildings.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Dutch Heritage

Friday November, 21st 2014 – Sunday November, 23rd 2014

  • Knoxville Area Community Theatre presents "Nuncrackers"

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Performing Arts Center
  • 1811 West Madison Street
  • Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.  Sunday 2 p.m.  The Nunsense Christmas musical Nuncrackers.  Tickets available at the door for $10.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to show.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday November, 21st 2014 – Saturday November, 29th 2014

  • Pella Opera House Festival of Trees

  • Pella
  • Pella Opera House
  • 611 Franklin Street
  • 641.628.8625
  • Website
  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    November 21 Opening night until 8:00 p.m., snacks and adult beverages from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    November 22 Family night with Santa from 4 - 6 p.m.  Miracle on 34th Street (the film) at 6 p.m. FREE.

    November 29 Open until 2 p.m.  (Closed on Sundays and Thanksgiving Day).

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday November, 22nd 2014 – Sunday November, 23rd 2014

  • Marion County Historical Society's Festival of Trees

  • Knoxville
  • Marion County Park
  • 306 Willets Drive
  • 641.842.4895
  • Website
  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Christmas trees decorated by local families, merchants and organizations, all displayed in the Historical Village buildings with a holiday theme.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday November, 23rd 2014

  • Holiday Entertaining Ideas at Tassel Ridge Winery

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Take your holiday entertaining up a notch with simple yet elegant recipes that will wow your guests.  Enjoy samples and take home recipe cards.  Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). 

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday November, 23rd 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday November, 23rd 2014

  • Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672-WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Monday November, 24th 2014

  • De Kerstdagen Tour of Stores

  • Pella
  • Downtown Pella
  • 641.628.2626
  • Website
  • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Stroll around town and enjoy the lavishly decorated stores and their delectable Christmas treats, the lighting of the Christmas trees in Central Park and the voices of carolers and a children's choir.  

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday November, 27th 2014

  • 23rd Annual Dettman Turkey Trot

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Recreation Center
  • 800 South Park Lane
  • 641.828.0580
  • Website
  • 9:00 a.m.  Dettman Turkey Trot 5K "PREDICTION RACE".   Prizes for those closest to predicted time for the 5k course (without use of watches).  Race held regardless of weather.  Registration will be accepted on race day.  Fee $5.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday November, 28th 2014

  • Wine & Wood Fired Pizza Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.  Pizzas served until 7:00 p.m.    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26. 

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday November, 29th 2014

  • Backcountry Survivors

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at the North Overlook Beach-north end of parking lot)
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m.   Do you know how to survive in the wilderness with just a few supplies?  Learn some wilderness survival skills with this program.  From what gear to pack, to building a fire to making shelter, we will learn some essential basic survival skills to help you in an emergency.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday November, 29th 2014

  • Sinterklaas Parade & Breakfast

  • Pella
  • 641.620.9463
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m.  Welcome Sinterklaas to Pella! Join us for a parade at 10am (from the Historical Village to the Tulip Toren) with a catered breakfast and party to follow.  To reserve breakfast and/or to sign up for the parade, call the Museum at 641-620-9463 by 4pm Tuesday, November 25.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday November, 29th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Burger Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Burgers served until 7:30 p.m.  Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28. 

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday November, 29th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday November, 29th 2014

  • Tassle Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday November, 30th 2014

  • Davis Folkerts & Friends Holiday Show

  • Pella
  • Pella Opera House
  • 611 Franklin Street
  • 641.628.8625
  • boxoffice@pellaoperahouse.org
  • Website
  • Kick off the holiday season with Iowa's best restored theatre organ, the Mighty Barton, along with vocalists, instrumentalists, and you, singing along to many Yuletide favorites.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday November, 30th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday November, 30th 2014

  • Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672-WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday December, 4th 2014 – Saturday December, 6th 2014

  • 52nd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

  • Pella
  • 641.628.2626
  • Website
  • December 4 - Tours 1 -8 pm - Dutch Coffee Time 1-4 pm - Hors d'oeuvres Reception 5 - 9 pm
    December 5 - Tours 10 am -8 pm - Dutch Coffee Time 9 am -4 pm - Hors d'oeuvres Reception 5 - 9 pm
    December 6 - Tours 10 am - 2 pm - Dutch Coffee Time 9 am - 3 pm

    Ticket entitles you to a tour of 4 beautiful Pella homes decorated for Christmas.  Also included in the ticket price is your choice of the Dutch Coffee time or an evening Hors d'oeuvres Reception, both held at the Pella Opera House.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday December, 4th 2014 – Sunday December, 7th 2014

  • Union Street Players "A Christmas Carol"

  • Pella
  • Pella Community Center - Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
  • 712 Union Street
  • 641.204.1094
  • Website
  • December 4, 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    December 6 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    December 7 at 2:00 p.m.  - Pella's award winning community theatre brings Dickens' Christmas classic back to the stage. A holiday hit for the whole family!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

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