Holidays at the IMU

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 3-4, 2016

Holiday Thieves' Market

IMU 1st & Ground Floors - Saturday, December 3rd (10am-5pm) and Sunday, December 4th (10am-4pm)

Showcasing over 120 professional artists from around the country, this year's market features pottery, glass, painting, photography, textiles, and much more. After shopping for everyone on your holiday list, stop by for a free tasting of some of Iowa's best wine and craft beer. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council

Festival of Wreaths

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom - Silent Auction Saturday, December 3rd (10am-4pm) and Sunday, December 4th (10am-2pm)

Stroll past beautifully decorated wreaths on display and available for bidding during this year's festival. All proceeds will raise funds for Dance Marathon, a student organization providing year-round emotional and financial support to pediatric cancer patients and their families treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Auction winners can pick up their wreaths between 2-4pm on Sunday, December 4th.

Children's activities

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom - Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th (10am-12pm)

Enjoy crafting activities with the kids both mornings, including making your own sock-puppet snowman, coloring, and other craft activities. Also, new this year, take the family on a free trolley ride downtown and back with stops at the Iowa Memorial Union, and two locations in downtown Iowa city (Saturday only).

Craft wine & beer tasting(s)

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom & River Room - Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th (1-4pm)

Sip craft wine and beer from breweries and vineyards around Iowa and the midwest with vendors in the River Room (entrance from the main lounge) and in the 2nd floor ballroom (concurrently with the festival of wreaths). Must be at least 21 to participate.

Free gift wrapping

Iowa Hawk Shop (IMU ground floor) - Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th (10am - 5pm)

Take your purchases from the thieves market to the Hawk Shop for free gift wrapping and shop while you wait with store-wide holiday sales! Note: not all products available at the thieves market will be wrappable due to size and fragility restrictions.

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