Iowa is located in the mid-western and Great Lakes regions of North America – the United States. It is bordered by Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the west and north, and Minnesota to the north
Des Moines is the capital and the largest city of Iowa.
Other big cities and towns in Iowa include – Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, West Des Moines, Ames, Dubuque, Ankeny, Urbandale, Cedar Falls, Marion, Bettendorf, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Iowa include – Lost Island Water Park, Blank Park Zoo, Grout Museum, Diamond Jo Casino – Dubuque, Terrace Hill, Sioux City Art Centre.
Christmas Celebrations in Iowa :
Des Moines Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on the First Friday of December each year at 6pm in the Big Catch Plaza.
Celebrate Christmas season in Des Moines with the Jolly Holiday Lights – a 3.5 mile ride through magical light displays in the Des Moines’ Water Works Park.
You can also have a fun time with Santa Claus at the Des Moines Botanical Center.
Enjoy the Town of Forest City Christmas Lights every night until mid January. Thats not all, also take part in the Forest City Christmas Parade which takes place in mid December in Downtown Forest City.
Join the Lake View Christmas Parade in the Lake View city in the Sac County of Iowa and see Santa and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and a free carriage ride!
If you are in Ames, then you can be part of the Ames Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit Santa, free horse-drawn wagon rides and live holiday music on Main Street.
You can board the Midwest Northern Raiload – North Pole Express to enjoy the annual holiday scenic route aboard the imaginary Christmas journey to the North Pole, beginning at Mt. Pleasant.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!