Weekend in Winterset, December 19th – 23rd, 2018


Live Nativity

Tonight • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Judge Lewis House Bed & Breakfast

Follow the star to 1145 W Summit to celebrate the birth of Christ at the 27th Annual Live Nativity. This event is organized by the United Methodist Church and the Judge Lewis House with the help of members of the community and other churches. Everyone is welcome. This family event is free of charge and refreshments will be served!

This Weekend

The Grinch, It’s A Wonderful Life & Home Alone

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

Illumination (makers of Despicable Me) is bringing us another version at the classic Dr. Seuss story of the Grinch. According to reviews, “The Grinch’ isn’t exactly groundbreaking or fresh, but it has just enough Christmas magic to justify another modern retelling of an old story.” “The Grinch works as a modernized retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic, with some compelling tweaks to the story and characters for plenty of family fun.” Sounds like a great family outing! And after Christmas make plans to see (or see again) Fantastic Beasts—plus—The Iowa has announced that sometime soon the new Mary Poppins will visit Winterset!

This Weekend

Holiday Open House

Friday • 12/21 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Union State Bank

Our friends at Union State Bank invite the community to their Holiday Open House this Friday. They will provide refreshments and good cheer at all of their bank locations but here in Winterset at their Highway 92 location you can hear the Winterset High School Chamber Choir from Noon – 1:00 pm and see Santa from 3:00 – 5:00.

Lighting up The Hill

Every evening through January 1st • 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Madison County Historical Museum

Remember as a kid when you’d pile in the family car, cozy up with some blankets and drive around to look at Christmas lights displays? Continue the tradition with your own kids or grandkids and be sure to swing through the Madison County Historical Complex (up The Hill on South 2nd Avenue) to check out their display! You’re invited to make a donation if you’d like to help purchase more display items for future years as well.

Christmas Eve Church Services

New Bridge Church • 5:00 pm
1305 W Jefferson

St. Paul Lutheran Church • 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
1120 N 8th Ave

First United Methodist Church • 6:00pm
309 E Jefferson

Redeemer Church • 6:00 pm
Winterset High School Auditorium, 624 W Husky Drive

Winterset Community Church • 6:00 pm
113 S 2nd Ave

First United Presbyterian Church • 7:00 pm
210 W Green St

First Christian Church • 7:00 pm & 11:00 pm
103 West Green Street

Community Christmas Day Dinner

Tuesday • 12/25 • Noon
First United Methodist Church

The congregation at First United Methodist Church is providing a free dinner on Christmas Day. Meals can be picked up between 11:00 and 11:30 or deliveries are available in the Winterset City limits. The dine-in meal will be served at Noon. The menu is ham balls, potato casserole, green beans, dinner roll, salad and apple pie. To make reservations, call Phyllis Kaldenberg at 462-4731 or the church office at 462-2912.

Coming Soon

Holiday Escape Room

Friday • 12/28 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Pesky elves have stolen all of Santa’s hard-earned cookies and candy! You and your teammates will have 30 minutes to solve holiday-themed puzzles to find the missing goodies. Families and children age 10 and up are invited to test their skills in this holiday themed escape room. Groups of up to five people may register for a time slot by calling the Winterset Public Library at 515-462-1731.

Noon Year’s Eve

Monday • 12/31 • 11:00 am – Noon
Winterset Public Library

Ring in the New Year (a bit early) at this family-friendly event. Children will enjoy an hour of activities, crafts, and treats and countdown to NOON with a balloon drop. Bring your family and friends to celebrate! Registration is required; register online or call 515-462-1731.

Interactive Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas

Monday  • 12/31 • 2:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Join Jack, Sally, and all the characters from Halloween Town while interacting with props and activities that corresponds with the movie, plus free popcorn!  Registration is required; register online or call 515-462-1731 to reserve your space.

Mystery Food Box Challenge

Tuesday • 1/2 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Kids in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in this challenge where they will have one hour to create a dish from food items found in their mystery boxes. The boxes will be created by dietitian Caitlyn Ferin from Fareway. No cooking experience is needed, but registration is required. Register online or call the library at 515-462-1731.

We’ll be taking a short hiatus next week but you’ll hear from us again on January 3rd. So…

Merry Christmas to all of you and a Happy New Year!


Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
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Bridges Financial Associates
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Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Judge Lewis House
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaus Gallery
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Madison County Historical Society
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