Run Run Rudolph!
The competition is on! Participate in our Run, Run Rudolph Instagram competition! Find Rudolph at one of our member businesses downtown. Then take a selfie with Rudolph and tag the Economic Alliance (@EconomicAlliance) Use #RunRunRudolph in the caption. Winners will be contacted via Instagram during the Fire & Ice Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3!
Holiday DeLight Parade
For more than 30 years, the annual Holiday DeLight Parade has lit the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids. It is one of the few lighted parades in the area with each entry creatively lit to bring the holiday cheer!
The parade will follow the traditional parade route, starting at Sixth St. SE and Third Ave. SE, and traveling north to Second Ave SE., west to Second St. SE and Second Ave., then south again and ending at Third Ave. SE and Fifth St. SE
You have until Nov. 12 to sign up to participate in the Holiday DeLight Parade at a discounted price. The price for a commercial entry is $45 before 11/12, and $55 after 11/12. For non-profit entries, the price is $25 before 11/12, and $35 after 11/12.
The Not-So-Silent Caroling Competition
Do the holidays make you want to sing? Does your group or business love to carol? We want you to be part of the Not So Silent Night Caroling Competition!
The competition will happen during the Fire & Ice Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4 - 5 p.m. Groups of 4 or more are invited to sing in the holidays in downtown Cedar Rapids (in Greene Square). Perform one song over and over, or an entire repertoire. Singers of all talent levels should participate!
Groups are invited to engage the crowd (your judges) through songs, bribes of candy or cocoa, costumes, etc. Whatever it takes to bring home the coveted trophy at the end of the night!
Speaking of the trophy, it will be awarded after a group sing-off during the official lighting of the City tree, the last of the 5 Trees for the Season (link to that page) to be lit.
Visit the event web page or Facebook page for updated information!