Holiday Light Displays in the Cedar Valley

In an article authored on Travel Iowa, several Cedar Valley light displays were featured in an Iowa trail of Iowa Holiday and Light Displays.

Check them out below!

Waverly Light Display

November 26 – December 25

The Waverly Light Display started 25 years ago as a humble yard display of string lights and cut-outs, but now it’s a Christmas spectacular with choreographed music. So, the light displays literally dance. People from all over the Midwest come to view the light show. The owners donate all proceeds to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The show starts on Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas.

Lights in the Park, Sumner

November 30 – December 31

Enjoy one of Northeast Iowa’s newest light displays, held in the Sumner City Park daily from 5 to 9 p.m.

Hickory Hills Holiday Light Show, La Porte City

November 28 – December 24

Blackhawk County Presents its brand-new Holiday Light Show. Featuring thousands of lights, whimsical displays, and familiar holiday characters, this celebration illuminates the campground with displays designed by many local businesses and organizations. Drive through in the comfort of your own vehicle between 5 and 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle.

Little Light of Mine, New Hampton

November 27 – January 1

See New Hampton shine in Mikkelson Park, where a drive-through holiday light display thrills visitors every year. If you want to take a break from the car, visitors can also visit Santa, see the live reindeer or take a horse-drawn wagon ride under the lights. The lights are lit every night from 5 to 10 p.m.

See all Iowa light locations on Travel Iowa’s website!

Additionally, Prospect Light Show in Waterloo collected more locations of light displays! Check them out below.


Prospect Light Show

Address: 1056 Prospect Blvd, Waterloo
Dates: November 27 – December 31, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: Display is a of dancing lights set to music: Tune to 103.9

Remy’s Light Show

Address: 1423 Brookside Drive, Cedar Falls
Dates: November 26. 2020 – January 1, 2021
Times: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: Static light display set to six songs.

A Little Christmas Light Show

Address: 617 2nd Street, Evansdale
Dates: November 27 – December 25, 2020
Times: 6:00-9:00 Sunday – Thursday and 6:00 – 10:00 Friday and Saturday
Description: Display of lights set to music. Tune to FM 103.9

Sumner Christmas Lights

Address: 547 Columbia Avenue, Sumner
Dates: November 21 – December 31, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Description: This is a whole park of lights, blow ups, cut outs with music with dancing lights.

Krumwiede Light Display

Address: 3708 5th Avenue NW, Waverly
Dates: December 1 – December 27, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 9:00 Sunday – Thursday and 5:00 – 10:00 Friday and Saturdays.
Description: This is a display of 100 or more wooden handmade cut outs of every character you can imagine, with lights and music in the background.

Waverly Lights

Address: 103 Eliasen Avenue, Waverly
Dates: December 2020 – check page for more details
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: An assortment of displays lighting up to Christmas music.

Luminous Lamos Lights – Christmas Light Show

Address: 415 15th Avenue, Gilbertville
Dates: November 27 – December 26, 2020
Times: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Description: A combination of music, dancing lights and cut outs.

Kersten’s Christmas Lights

Address: 5598 22nd Avenue Vinton
Dates: unsure
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: This is a traditional display of lights and cut outs with music in the background.

Festival of Lights

Address: Riverview Conference Center, 439 N. Division Street, Cedar Falls
Dates: December 11 – 13, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Description: Charity Event to raise money for the House of Hope. Cost is $20 per vehicle and will have seventeen Christmas Light Displays.

Hickory Hills Light show

Address: 3338 Hickory Hills Road, La Porte City
Dates: November 29th and December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and final show on Christmas Eve.
Times: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Description: Thousands of lights illuminating the campground featuring whimsical displays and familiar holiday characters. Cost is $10 per vehicle.

Blue Creek Christmas

Address: 4942 Blue Creek Cr. Walker (just outside of Center Point)
Dates: November 29, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Times: 5:30 – 10:00 Sunday – Thursday and 5:30 – 11:00 Friday and Saturday
Description: This is a neighborhood display of dancing lights and music – extremely high tech.

Spruce Ridge Christmas

Address: 4477 Napoleon Street SE, Iowa City
Dates: November 26 – December 25, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: Over 50,000 lights that makes Christmas music come to life. Tune into FM 90.7

West Union Festival of Lights

Address: 928 N. Pine Street, West Union
Dates: November 26 – December 31, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: Over 40,000 lights have been added to the Festival of Lights in West Union.

New Hampton Little Light of Mine Light Project

Address: Mikkleson Park, New Hampton
Dates: November 27 – December 31, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: Lots of lights and different events through December; Santa, Fireworks, horse drawn wagons.
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