Santa is in the house

What would the holidays be like without a visit from Santa?! And this year, Santa is getting a NEW house in Fairfield and his old one is being turned into his workshop!! His new house will be slightly bigger and will include an area where hot cocoa will be served. The cocoa station will be open every night that Santa is in his house.

On Friday evenings there will be a photographer with Santa who will take pictures of the kids with Santa (if they choose). Those pictures will then be sent over to the workshop. At the workshop Santa will have some helpers available to assist the kids with putting their picture into and decorating a holiday ornament to take home with them.

Santa hours

Friday, November 29 (opening night) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 6 (First Friday Art walk)6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 7

Thursday, December 12 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, December 13 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 14

Thursday, December 19 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, December 20 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 21

Winter Holiday events in Fairfield

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, family traditions, warm fires, and hot cocoa! It’s also the season when Fairfield becomes “The Christmas City” with hundreds of holiday lights and a TON of activities to get you in the Holiday spirit.

This is one of the best times to gather your loved ones and visit Fairfield. Enjoy these holiday events and add some sparkle to your Southeast Iowa getaway.

Nov 29-30; Festival of Trees
Nov 29: Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Dec 05; Wreaths & Wine Make and Take
Dec 06-07; Shop & Be Merry
Dec 06; Christmas with the Celts
Dec 07; Touch of Christmas Craft & Vendor Show
Dec 07; Cedar Valley Winery’s ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Dec 07-08; This Shining Night Concert
Dec 08; Chocolate Sunday

Dec 13; 24th Annual Children’s Holiday Benefit Concert
Dec 14; Hazel Moon Cafe’s 2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up!
Dec 14-15; 2019 Holiday Trade Fair

Dec 14; Holiday Party & Paint

Dec 14; Singing Cedars Winter Faire
Dec 14; 24th Annual Children’s Holiday Benefit Concert

Dec 15; Holiday Party & Paint

Dec 17; Community Christmas Sing-along
Dec 24; Santa’s Arrival in Central Park

Foodie gifts for the Holidays

Shopping for Foodies in Fairfield, Iowa

Is there someone special in your life who is a foodie? Shopping for holiday gifts for foodies is so much FUN in Fairfield. Whether you want to tantalize someone with a yummy treat or inspire them to get in the kitchen, check out our suggestions below.

foodie gifts

Everybody’s Whole Foods;
Looking for Fairfield made goodies? Check out Everybody’s Whole Foods. They stock a wide variety of Fairfield produced foods like cheese and panir from the Jersey Cows at Radiance Dairy. Check out Fairfield’s own Brine Brothers sauerkrauts (perfect for the sandwich lover in on your list). And for that special sweet treat, you can’t pass up the display of cookies and cakes from Cookies from the Heart.

At Home Store;
If you are looking for the motherlode of kitchen inspired foods and equipment, look no further than the At Home Store. Choose from imported food items and a wide range of creative bake and cookware.

Kim’s Kottage;
All kinds of kitchen gadgets are found here… even cute little gadgets for the kids!

Somm Wines;
Sommelier and owner Krista Matthes will take you on a trip around the world of wines and help you make the best selections for your next party or gifts. After all, what’s a gift basket without a great bottle of wine??

Pickle Creek Herbs;
What happens when you combine a passionate farmer with a love of cooking? You get Greek Basil & Garlic olive oil and Strawberry Basil Balsamic infused vinegar! Stop by their tasting room to try them out!

Café Paradiso coffee;
Café P’s special blend is available as whole beans or ground. Stop by and pick some up for Christmas morning!

Bountiful Bakery;
Need a “little wake me up” in the morning? Try a flaky ham and cheese-filled croissant or a blueberry Danish. Or get both as we usually do! Maybe a box of goodies should find its way to your brunch table or gift basket. Many gluten-free options are available.

Or perhaps you’d like to gift your foodie with a delicious meal from one of Fairfield’s many restaurants.

Check out our event page for the many holiday sights and sounds that will put you and your family in a festive mood. And while you’re at it, spend the night and book your room here.