Community Calendar

Belle Plaine Holiday Homecoming @ Main Street
Nov 28 all-day

Belle Plaine Christmas on Main

Join on this holiday season for a Hometown Christmas of shopping, tree lighting and antiques! Festivities start Friday November 27th and continue throughout the holiday season.

Friday November 27th


-Holiday Shopping and Specials with extended hours
Participating Stores

-Santa Arrives tree lighting and caroling
904 12th St. (By the library)
Sponsored by BPCDC

-Chili Supper
822 12th St. (Former Bank Building)
Sponsored by Country Foods and BPCDC
Free will donation

-Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Boarding at 822 12th St.
Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank

-Christmas Concert
822 12th St. (Former Bank Building)
Sponsored by BPCDC

-Open House at the Museum
BP Area Museum, 901 12th St.


Saturday, November 28th


-Christmas Market Craft Show
Belle Plaine Community Center, 1309 5th Ave.

-A Holiday Homecoming Craft and Vendor Show
Belle Plaine American Legion, Upper Level, 1008 12th. St.

-Santa’s Workshop and Mrs. Claus 1:00pm-2:00pm
Belle Plaine American Legion, Lower Level, 1008 12th St.

-FREE Movie: Minions
King Theatre, 720 12th St.
Sponsored by BPCDC

Belle Plaine is a Main Street Iowa Community.

Belle Plaine Holiday Craft & Vendor Show @ Belle Plaine Legion Hall
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Belle Plaine Holiday Craft & Vendor Show @ Belle Plaine Legion Hall

Santa’s Workshop and Shopping with Mrs. Claus sponsored by Belle Plaine Community Development downstairs at the Legion Hall during the Craft and Vendor show.

Registered Vendors:
Pink Zebra
Lilly Rose
Crafty Creations
Bunny Traxx Ceramics
JLA Vinyl Expressions
The Iron Garden
Vranek Sewing
Mary Kay
Origami Owl
Perfectly Posh
Burpurs Beads
Tom Boy Tools
Jewwl Kade
Carol’s Quilts and Crafts
Calamity Cowgirls
Home Spun Creations
Crystal’s Glass Blocks
Pampered Chef
H9 Water
Vanessa’s Treasures

Lunch With Santa @ Belle Plaine Community Library
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This event is sponsored by Belle Plaine Athena.

Belle Plaine Ambulance Soup Supper @ Belle Plaine Ambulance Garage
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Prelude to Christmas @ First Congressional Chruch
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
Belle Plaine Cookie Walk @ First Lutheran Church
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am
Breakfast with Santa @ Skate Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am

Includes breakfast, picture with Santa and a treat from Santa! All family member welcome!

Urbana Farmer’s Markets @ Urbana Community Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

When you buy locally in Urbana, IA, directly from Urbana area markets and farms, you help support your local Urbana economy. In return, you will get the freshest, best-tasting food available and help reduce the production of greenhouse gasses.

Visit the Urbana Farmer’s Markets at the Urbana Community Center on the second Saturday of every month!

Light Up Van Horne @ Van Horne Community Center
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Light Up Van Horne


Join the City of Van Horne in this annual event! Enjoy a housewalk, soup supper, Christmas music, children’s activities, and MORE! Please find a list of events below.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Housewalk ($12/ticket) — Tickets can be purchased at Chelsea Savings Bank, Cornerstone Apothecary, Van Horne Telephone Company or on the day of the event beginning at 3:30pm at the Community Center. Maps for the house will also be available at the Community Center.

5:00pm – 7:00pm (All of the following events will be taking place at the Community Center)

*Community Tree
Soup Supper (Free will donation)
Christmas Music
Children’s Activities with a Frozen Theme
Cookie Sale (Free will donation)

*Van Horne will once again be decorating a community tree this year. If you didn’t get a chance to add a decoration last year, or want to update your family’s ornament, pick up a Christmas ornament at carious locations in town, take it home and decorate it! Once the ornament is completed, it can be dropped off at one of the locations listed or brought to the Light Up Van Horne event on the 13th. These decorations are FREE and very easy to decorate using magic markers, paint, glitter, etc. Businesses with ornaments to pick up or to drop off: Chelsea Savings Bank, Van Horne Community Library, Cornerstone Apothecary.

All proceeds go toward the new electronic town sign and Legion Memorial.

BDG Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm