Main Street Ottumwa proudly presents Holiday Open Houses on Friday, November 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Start your Holiday shopping by visiting locally-owned and operated small businesses in Downtown Ottumwa. Enjoy carolers, in-store specials, and Holiday cheer as you stroll from one business to another.
Also, join in Small Business “Trim the Tree” – Pick up a program at participating businesses. After you have your ornaments stamped, sign your name and contact out on a card and leave them at a participating business. Horse and buggy rides will be available for free from one end of the district to the other. Some businesses will also have complimentary tickets available.
The “Lights of Love” Central Park tree Lighting ceremony will take place Friday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. Before the large City tree is lit, 125 memory trees trimmed with white lights and large red bows, will be individually lit as the names of the tree’s honorees are read aloud. Holiday music will be played and Santa will make a special visit.