It's another busy December weekend here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Matilda the Musical
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • December 13th at 7:30 p.m.
      • December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
      • December 15th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, the story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination – and a bit of magic – who proves you can overcome anything."
    • Tickets range from $22 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • A Christmas Crawl 2
    • Czech Village in Cedar Rapids
    • December 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Bars on the Route: Dirty Shirley's, Lucky's on 16th, Aces & Eights Saloon, CJ's Sports Bar & Grill, and Chappy's Safari
    • Proceeds benefit the Madge Phillips Center for Women & Children
    • First 100 people who give a $10 donation will receive a Busch Light shirt and be entered in to win a prize
  • Tyler Farr
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • December 13th at 8 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $35 to $45 - get yours HERE
  • Michael Carbonaro Live!
    • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
    • December 13th at 7 p.m.
    • "Known for his original hidden camera magic series, "The Carbonaro Effect" on TruTV." A trickster at heart, Michael performs inventive tricks on unsuspecting members of the public who are unaware that he is a magician."
    • Tickets range from $27.75 to $42.75 - get yours HERE
  • Amy Friedl Stoner's Christmas Cabaret
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • December 13th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Local cabaret chanteuse Amy Friedl Stoner has made a name for herself performing across the country in St. Louis, Chicago, and New York., making her Carnegie Hall debut last spring. She is bringing her annual Christmas Cabaret to the Paramount Theatre this year, presenting classic Christmas songs and contemporary favorites. This entertaining evening of storytelling & songs is accompanied by a top-notch band, led by music director Luke Viertel."
    •  Tickets range from $38 to $48 - get yours HERE
  • The Clairvoyants Christmas
    • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
    • December 13th at 8 p.m.
    • "America's Got Talent finalists and World Champions of Mentalism, The Clairvoyants, are thrilled to announce their 2019 US Christmas Tour. The holiday-themed show will feature illusions performed by the duo that will be sure to get audiences in the Christmas spirit."
    • Tickets range from $25 to $60 - get yours HERE
  • Give Till It Hurts
    • Sundown Bar & Grill in Williamsburg
    • December 13th from 5 p.m. from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • Benefiting local Iowa County families in need
    • Featuring a silent auction, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, a 50/50 raffle, a battle of the bartenders, and more
  • Holiday Tubas
    • The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums in Iowa City
    • December 14th from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • "Your favorite brass musicians are headed for the grand steps of the Old Capitol Museum for Iowa City's beloved annual tradition (since the 1970s): Holiday Tubas! The University of Iowa School of Music and the Pentacrest Museums invite guests to enjoy the classic holiday tunes while getting in the giving spirit on the Pentacrest."
    • Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Holiday Shop of the Iowa City Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • WWE Live Holiday Tour Supershow
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Daniel Bryan vs. Universal Champion the “Fiend” Bray Wyatt! Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn in a 1 on 2 handicap match! Plus, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston, Natalya, Rusev… and MANY more!"
    • Tickets range from $18 to $103 - get yours HERE
  • Holiday on Main
    • Downtown Central City
    • December 14th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring carriage rides, a zoo, kids' activities, wine tasting, a silent auction, a vendor fair, food/beverages, Santa, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • A Very Merry Christmas in Swisher
    • Downtown Swisher
    • December 14th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring a lighted Christmas parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, Shop Local ‘n Social, a cookie walk, cookie decorating, a holiday tree walk, kids' crafts, live music, Santa, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Ely Winterfest
    • Downtown Ely
    • December 14th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring a 5K, an ice rink, crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, a vendor fair, cookie decorating, a photo booth, food, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration 2019
    • Victor, Iowa
    • December 14th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Huge craft show, Cookie and Candy Walk, excellent meals, horse-drawn rides, beautiful luminaries, business open houses. Four beautiful homes decked out for the holiday season to tour. Community choir of songs of the season. And we end it all with a beautiful fireworks display."
  • PJ Masks Live! Save the Day
    • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
    • December 14th at 2 p.m.
    • "PJ MASKS LIVE: is back with an all-new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja, and Luna Girl!"
    • Tickets start at $29.50 - get yours HERE
  • CR Craft & Vendor Market
    • City of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation
    • December 14th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Featuring vendors and raffle opportunities
    • Admission/parking is free
  • Movin' at the Museum Fitness Classes 2019
    • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids
    • December 14th at 1:30 p.m.
    • Featuring POUND Fitness
    • Event is free
  • Five Finger Death Punch
    • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
    • December 15th at 6:30 p.m.
    • With special guests Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, and Fire From The Gods
    • Tickets range from $49.50 to $79.50 - get yours HERE
  • Meet Santa and his Reindeer
    • Scheels in Coralville
    • December 15th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Come to SCHEELS to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and one of their live Reindeer before they are called back to the North Pole. Pictures are welcomed and encouraged. Bring your own camera to take free family photos."
    • Event is free
  • Christmas on Madison
    • Madison Street in Winthrop
    • December 15th from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • "Bring your kids and enjoy an afternoon of crafts, hot chocolate, cookies, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Christmas caroling, and more! We will close out our afternoon with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 5 p.m.!"
    • Event is free

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