Christmas in Olde Town

Christmas in Olde Town

Save the Date! Christmas in Olde Town returns Saturday, November 25, 2023, for a magical holiday celebration at the heart of Altoona’s historic downtown!

Once a year, downtown Altoona transforms into a bustling winter wonderland for Christmas in Olde Town—a celebration of our community and the holiday season.
On Saturday, November 25th, load up your sleigh with family and friends and come join us for live music, walking tours, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, a light show, and a special appearance from the Big Guy himself! Family-friendly activities start at 2 P.M.



Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. for our monthly Christmas in Olde Town planning meeting. If you are interested in being a part of the event, email us at


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Christmas in Olde Town and Olde Town Lights would not be possible without the generous support from our local businesses and community members.

Presenting Sponsors

AAHS logo


Santa’s Workshop Sponsor

Horse-Drawn Wagon Sponsor


Santa Sponsors


Reindeer Sponsors



Elf Sponsors


Skinner Law Office

Borseth Law Office


Snowman Sponsors

Ace Hardware | Altoona Barber and Beauty | Bank Iowa | Burget Mill | Dawson Chiropractic | Elite Glass and Metal | Olde Town Tap | Prairie Vista Village | Scornovacca’s | Split Ends | Top Nails | Walmart


Olde Town Lights Sponsors


The Altoona Area Historical Museum: Where Local History Comes to Life!

Housed in a historic Olde Town building, the Altoona Area Historical Museum brings the stories of East Polk County to life through engaging exhibits with thousands of artifacts. Since closing during the pandemic, the museum has now reopened with open houses and special events—including Christmas in Olde Town. Learn more about the museum and plan your visit here.