Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1st and 2nd, 2018
Holiday Thieves' Market
1st & Ground Floors
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.
Festival of Wreaths Silent Auction
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 after 4pm on Sunday, December 3rd.
Cocoa and Carols
with Old Gold Acapella
Hawkeye Room, Ground Floor
Saturday & Sunday (10:30am & 2:30pm)
Come listen to holiday classics sung by the Old Gold Acappella, the University of Iowa's co-ed vocal group. Old Gold Acappella was born out of the Old Gold Singers, an original student show choir that dates back to 1957. In 2014, the group underwent massive administrative changes and voted to re-brand as an acappella group, a decision that's resulted in a unique take on collegiate acappella.
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
Sip craft wine and beer from breweries and vineyards around Iowa and the mid-west with vendors in the River Room (entrance from the main lounge). Must be at least 21 to participate.
Free Gift Wrapping
Iowa Hawk Shop (IMU ground floor)
Saturday (10am - 5pm)
Sunday (10am - 4pm)
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.