Christmas in Olde Town

Christmas in Olde Town

Join us Saturday, Nov. 27th 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 27th, 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., and the party continues into the evening with Olde Town Cheer, a 21+ event with drinks, food trucks, s’mores and so much more.

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Olde Town Lights: Powered by Facebook
City of Altoona Tree Lighting Ceremony at Townsend Park at 5 p.m.
Nightly light show 5 p.m.-midnight through January 1

Olde Town Cheer (6-8 p.m.)
Tickets $10 in advance ($15 at the door)
Tickets include one drink ticket
Beer and Wine Vendors
Roast S’mores
Food Trucks
Hot Chocolate Bar and Holiday Treats
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*** Times and events are subject to change

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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

Presenting Sponsors

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Santa’s Workshop Sponsor

Reindeer Sponsors


Elf Sponsors




Coloring Contest Sponsor


Snowman Sponsors

Altoona Kiwanis | Bank Iowa | Big Steer | Dawson Chiropractic | Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tam Le | Fireside Grille | Inside Out Chiropractic | Kwik Star | Polk County Sheriff | Scentsy by Whitney | Total Eyewear Gallery


Olde Town Lights Sponsors


Jethro’s BBQ | Ted’s Auto Body | Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tam Le

Altoona Dazzle Sponsors

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tam Le


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.