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SANTA HOUSE & SANTA SNOW GLOBE
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 past 2020 pandemic year forced the Iola Area Chamber to keep the doors to the Santa House locked due to the house being a small, confined space and posing a high risk for COVID-19. BUT we at the Chamber are a creative bunch that is proud of our adaptability, and we were determined to find a solution for kids to be able to still meet Santa on the Square.

For Christmas 2020 Santa met kids from inside of his NEW, special COVID-19-safe Winter Wonderland Snow Globe on the downtown square!
Kids talked with Santa through the globe's protective plastic barrier, got pictures beside his snow globe, and brought letters to Santa to deliver to his personal mailbox.

 


ANNUAL DOWNTOWN IOLA
CHRISTMAS BLOCK PARTY

Celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Downtown Iola Christmas 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 the GRAND PRIZE of over $200 worth of gift cards and gift certificates!

That's not all... Santa is found wandering the square to make sure he has you on the nice list!

 

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