Complete List Of Area Christmas Light Shows & Displays

Everyone is looking for something fun to do this holiday season and I can’t think of anything more safe to do than driving around the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa looking at all the creative Christmas light shows and beautiful displays. You can tell these folks love Christmas and pour an immense amount of time (and money) into their shows and displays.

This comprehensive list includes displays in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Gilbertville, Waverly, Sumner, Vinton/Mt. Auburn, Center Point, West Union, New Hampton and Decorah. Right now, the list includes a whopping 16 displays, with addresses included to pop into your GPS and Facebook links for more information. Have fun, drive safe and hopefully these shows and displays will get you in the holiday spirit and put a smile on your face!

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 103.9FM

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 103.9FM

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. They will have 17 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.

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.

Decorah Holiday Lights
Address: Pulpit Rock Campground, 505 Pulpit Rock Road, Decorah
Dates: November 25 – December 27, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Description: Drive through show light display with Santa Visits in December.

Lakeshore Lights
Address: 713 Lakeshore Drive, Cedar Falls
Dates: November 27 – December 31, 2020
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Description: Lights sets to music

Geary Light Show
Address: 514 South Hackett, Waterloo
Dates: December 1 – December 31, 2020
Times: Sunday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Description: Wonderful seasonal display including lights set to music, blow ups and other festive items.

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