SANTA HOUSE ON THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE
Each year around the holidays, Santa's House is brought to the southeast corner of the Downtown Iola Square so that Santa may come and visit with the area children before Christmas!
Iola Downtown Square - 109 E. Madison, Iola, KS 66749
This year, Santa will be visiting the Iola Square in his newly renovated Santa House. Cookies and hot chocolate will be handed out to visitors by local businesses, and Santa's personal mailbox will be available for kids to drop off their wish lists. Pictures take by family are always welcome and once again we will have professional photographer April Kroenke from April Kroenke Photography on hand to take a pictures of the kids and families, even your furry family are welcome!
In 2022 the business members of the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce came together to renovate and repair the Santa House. The 2022 season brought 500+ kids and families to Santa House, and we look forward to an even bigger year in 2023. We hope you will join us to greet Santa and share your Christmas wishes. Please remember on the Opening Night, Santa will arrive on his personal firetruck so come a little early to greet Santa as he arrives on the Fire Truck.
For this year's schedule of events, please see below:
Saturday, December 2- 4:-7:pm (Santa House)
Tuesday, December 5 - 5-7 pm (Santa House)
Thursday, December 7 - 5-7pm (Santa House)
Saturday, December 9 - 10-12pm (Santa House)
ANNUAL DOWNTOWN IOLA
CHRISTMAS BLOCK PARTY
Celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Downtown Iola Christmas Block Party!
Christmas is on of the happiest times of the year so why deal with the chaos of the crowded malls or busy chain stores? Never fear, the Iola Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is ready for you to make this year’s retail experience stress-free and enjoyable for you. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 1st, from 4-7 for our annual Block Party.
The downtown merchants keep their businesses open late during this one special evening. Community members have the opportunity the stroll the downtown and enjoy the Christmas lights and decorations while shopping the unique downtown stores for last-minute gifts. The Chamber hosts the Walk the Block Punch Card Drawing for a chance for community members to win special gifts and prizes by completing your punch card and turning in at one of the participating merchant locations. LOVE SHOP & SUPPORT WHERE YOU LIVE by joining us for annual Christmas block party 2023.