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2021 Preston Holiday Festival

Its officially December now! Instead of curling up on the couch and turning on the TV, stop on down to the town of Preston’s 30th Annual Christmas Festival! There is so much to do and Mothers of Angel Babies will be participating in 2 activities this year! All activities are listed below.

The Mothers of Angel Babies will be decorating a tree for the annual Parade of Trees in Preston at the Town Hall which will be open all weekend starting on Friday, December 3. This year, the Mothers of Angel Babies’ tree will help the University of Iowa Hospitals NICU families. Our tree will be decorated with tags that represent the 83 NICU families. We are looking for your help this holiday season by asking you to donate a gift card for food or gas of any denomination to a family spending the holidays in the NICU. If you would like to help spread some Christmas joy, please stop down and consider sponsoring a family. Gift Cards will need to be dropped off to Christiansen Coffee Co or with Brooke (angelbabies5k@gmail.com) by December 17th along with the Christmas tree tag so the families can receive these before Christmas. Thank you in advance for being a blessing to them this holiday season.

Next event will be the Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday Dec 4th at 6pm. Our float will be holding a spot open for all of the babies gone too soon. Holidays are hard on families with any loss but they will always be there with us in our hearts.

30TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, December 3rd

6:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Christiansen Coffee Co. has teacher gifts available.

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – SANTA ARRIVES:  The Festival Committee welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus to town by his house in front of Maquoketa State Bank.  Santa officially opens the weekend festivities with a Welcome ceremony and Lighting of the Christmas House where Santa will listen to children’s Christmas wishes for the holiday season.

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM – Clinton National Bank Open House.  Refreshments

Noon- 6:00 PM – Maquoketa State Bank Open House.  Refreshments

9:00 AM- 6:00 PM – Gator Graphics Open House

4:00 PM -8:00 PM – Open House at Kunau’s Old Fire Station/City Hall Building

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Christiansen Coffee Co. has teacher gifts available.

5:00 PM- 9:00 PM at the Preston Town Hall- Parade of Trees with 45+ decorated trees and Holiday Displays sponsored by the local businesses, individuals and organizations in the Preston area. Girl Scouts will serve cider, coffee and cookies. Chances available for locally crafted quilt other prizes.  Cost- $1.00 each

5:00 PM- 8:00 PM around town-

  • Nativity Walk- Sanctuary at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 
  • Wine Tasting at Hartig Drug: Iowa Grape Vine from 5-7 PM. Open until 8 PM
  • Wassail and Treats- Clover Ridge sponsoring.  At Preston Public Library
  • LYO Wreaths and Décor Sales-Preston Public Library
  • Local Sales- St. John’s Cookbooks, 4-H cookbooks, Book bags, North Bend items and others at the Preston Public Library.
  • PAC 4 Kids will have a theme basket raffle at the Preston Public Library
  • Variety of Crafts Sale, American Legion Building- 104 North Main, Preston- Crafts, Tupperware, Christmas Decorations, Quilts, Hats, Scarves, towels, baby items, American Legion Bake Sale, and more 
  • Knights of Columbus #11222 Soup Supper- St. Joe’s Catholic Church- Soups, sandwiches and desserts served
  • Cookie Walk- Mile Improvement Committee and Preston Park Committee- Proceeds to be divided between each of the Park Projects

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM around town-

  • Preston Park Committee/Peppermint Park- Cocoa and S’mores sales outside Christiansen Coffee Company (Across from the Library).  
  • Dressember Informational Display by Jordan Ehlers will also be available.

Saturday, December 4th

7:00 AM – Noon – Christiansen Coffee Co. has teacher gifts available.

10:00 AM- 11:30 AM – Holiday Story Hour at the Preston Public Library- Stories, Crafts and Treats

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM – Hartig Drug open extended hours for shopping open house.

8:00 AM- 11:00 AM – Bake sale at the American Legion

9:00 AM-5:00PM – Norwax- Bonnie Yaddof- 303 North Mitchell

10:00 AM- 8:00 PM at the Preston Town Hall – Parade of Trees with 45+ decorated trees and Holiday Displays sponsored by the local businesses, individuals and organizations in the Preston area. Girl Scouts will serve cider, coffee and cookies. Chances available for locally crafted quilt and other prizes.  Cost- $1.00 each

11:00 AM- 2:00 PM – Santa will be in his house to visit with the children

9:00 AM- Noon – Maquoketa State Bank Open House. Refreshments

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM – Gator Graphics Open House

10:00 AM- 8:00 PM around town- 

  • PAC 4 Kids will have a theme basket raffle at the Preston Public Library 
  • Local Sales- St. John’s Cookbooks, 4-H cookbooks, Book Bags, North Bend items and others at the Preston Public Library.
  • LYO Wreaths and Décor Sales-Preston Public Library

11:00 AM- 7:00 PM around town- 

  • Variety of Crafts Sale, American Legion Building- 104 North Main, Preston- Crafts, Tupperware, Christmas Decorations, Quilts, Hats, Scarves, towels, baby items, American Legion Bake Sale, and more.

2:00 PM- 6:00 PM around town

  • Nativity Walk- Sanctuary at St. John’s Lutheran Church

3:00 PM at Preston High School Commons Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Harvest Heights (aka: Marvin Addition). Mayor Sieverding and other guest speakers will share a few words to celebrate this groundbreaking event.

4:00PM -8:00 PM around town- 

  • Open House at Kunau’s Old Fire Station/City Hall Building

6:00 PM – 2nd Annual Lighted Christmas Parade- Follows main parade route around town.  Line-up at St. Joe’s Catholic Church at 5PM.  Santa and various craft activities will be available at the Preston Fires Station after the parade.

Sunday, December 5th

11:00 AM- 2:00 PM at the Preston Town Hall – Parade of Trees with 45+ decorated trees and Holiday Displays sponsored by the local businesses, individuals and organizations in the Preston area. Girl Scouts will serve cider, coffee and cookies. Chances available for locally crafted quilt and other prizes.  Cost- $1.00 each     

2:00 PM – RAFFLE DRAWING AT at the Preston Town Hall

11:00 AM- Noon – PAC 4 Kids will have a theme basket raffle at the Preston Public Library- Noon Drawing Time

Schedule is copied from the event page on Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who has helped with this years festival activities!

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