Old Town Christmas 2019

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

Friday, December 13

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Twilight Tour of Homes

Tour local homes in all their holiday glory! Tickets are $15 and get you access to all 5 locations and a light Victorian supper at the 1901 Victorian House.


Hosted by the Lake Mills Area Historical Society.

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Saturday, December 14

All Day

Holiday Fest Scavengar Hunt

Pick up your scavenger hunt list at participating businesses and get to searching! Complete your list and get entered into the drawing for a special holiday prize! Winner will be drawn at 5 pm.

While you're downtown, don't forget to shop! Find great deals on holiday gifts at local stores! 

9 am - 11 am

Kids' Holiday Party

​Rice Lake Golf & Country Club

Join us for a kids' party out at the country club! Activities include craft projects (indoors and outdoors), games, "build your own snack baggie", gift bag and more! Parents can stay for the fun or drop off kiddos for the two hours!

Cost: $5 / child

9 am - 1 pm

Gingerbread House Decorating

​Lake Mills Public Library

Stop by the Lake Mills Public Library for activities for all ages! Gingerbread House Decorating for kids!

12 PM

Free Holiday Movies at 'The Mills' Theater

We will be playing free holiday classics all afternoon - come and go as you please! Grab a snack at the concession stand, and don't forget to say "Hi!" to Santa!

............12 pm - How the Grinch Stole Christmas (26 mins)
............12:30 pm - The Little Drummer Boy ( 25 mins)
............1 pm - Frosty the Snowman (25 mins)
............1:30 pm - Frosty Returns ( 30 mins)
............2 pm - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus ( 40 mins)
............3 pm - Garfield’s Christmas (30 mins)
............3:30 pm - Charlie Brown Christmas (30 mins)
............4 pm - Santa Claus is Coming To Town (51 mins)

12:30 PM

Meet Santa!

Santa is stopping by Lake Mills to find out what our community members want for Christmas! Make sure you get on the nice list - visit Santa at  'The Mills' Theater between 12:30 and 4 pm on Saturday, December 14!

1 PM- 3 PM

Operation Gratitude Letters

Thrivent Financial

Stop by Thrivent at 205 N Mill St. and color a greeting card to send to soldiers who can't be with their families during the holiday season! Include a message of encouragement and Christmas cheer!

1 PM- 5 PM

Reindeer Dust Making

Marketplace on Mill Street (formerly Pit Stop Printing)

Stop by Marketplace on Mill Street at 109 N Mill St. and stir up some magic! 


Christmas Light Contest

When the sun goes down, voting begins! Grab your family, a route map (published in the Lake Mills Graphic and on the LMCDC Facebook Page) and cruise the town looking at all the entrants! Vote for you favorites! 


Drive Through Light Display

Making spirits BRIGHT! Check out our first-ever drive through light display, open weekly Friday - Sunday in December. Local businesses have come together to build a variety of displays and local scouting organizations will be taking free-will donation to raise funds!

Santa's Workshop will be open Sunday, Dec. 8; Sunday, Dec. 15; and Sunday, Dec. 22 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm for you to visit with Mr. Claus! 

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200 N 1st Ave W

Lake Mills, IA 50450


phone 641-592-3251 

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