Join us for our 3rd annual Santa's Shining Lights in Central Park of Charles City, IA, from Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2023!
A special kickoff event will take place Saturday, November 25 with the lighting of the displays along with food trucks, music, and more! Food Trucks will start at 5pm with lighting of the lights at 5:30pm. Fireworks at 7 pm by J&M Displays, Inc!
The Charles City Rotary Clubs in conjunction with other local non-profits, businesses & private individuals are creating community-based events in the Central Park area of Charles City, Iowa, for the benefit of all that choose to attend.
2023 Event Sponsors
Perry Novak Electrical
Special thanks to The Charles City Chamber, Artbox Whimsical Touch, Theisens, Bill Vetter, Main Street Charles City and Community Volunteers
2023 Fireworks Sponsors:
Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home
Jay Jung Farm Bureau Financial Services
Travis Jones
Pro Cattle - Bob Peterson
Tynan's Recycling
Daniels Auto Collision
Unique Country Store
S&S Signs & Designs
The Pub on the Cedar
Cedar Valley Iowa Realty & Auction Co. - Charles City
Calhoun Trucking - Al & Alicia Calhoun
Comet Bowl
Sullivan Electric Inc
Dennis Donovan
Charles City Dairy Queen
Hot Shots Billiards
Central Park Dentistry - Charles City
Other events planned include:

The Lighted "Memory Lane" along Riverside Drive from the suspension bridge towards Main Street
Santa house visits by the Main Street Charles City and Charles City Chamber Organizations and Santa House Sponsors ( December 2, 9, and 17)
Festival of Trees - Charles City Public Library (kick off December 5)
Breakfast with Santa at Hy-Vee (December 16, 8-11 am)

Santa wagon rides & Storytime with Mrs. Claus by the Main Street Charles City and Charles City Chamber Organizations  (December 16, 4-7pm)

** There will be other events during the holidays, so watch for more info on, Facebook pages & local media!  **
Businesses & Organizations - Let's show our collective Holiday Spirit and light up Central Park!
You can now rent spaces in Central Park in Charles City to showcase your business with Christmas or Holiday Light Displays. Businesses will be responsible for putting up and taking down their decorations. By clicking this link you will be able to see the spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis. You can rent up to three spaces per business. Prizes for the best lighting display will be awarded.