CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – An annual tradition in North Iowa is making some adjustments to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce says “Christmas by the Lake” festivities will take place, though without the usual lighted parade and fireworks.
“We know the weekend will look very different without some of our beloved Christmas by the Lake activities,” says Stacy Doughan, Chamber President & CEO. “However, we’re hoping to spread some holiday cheer by offering safe, outdoor, socially-distanced, family-friendly activities to enjoy.”
Doughan says “Christmas by the Lake” attendees will be asked to follow CDC and CG Public Health guidelines on mask use and social distancing, and anyone sick, over 65 years old, having preexisting medical conditions, or who is pregnant should not attend.
A list of confirmed “Christmas by the Lake” activities so far:
On Vision Lights on 5K
One Vision Breakfast with Santa
One Vision Festival of Trees
Holiday Craft Bazaar at the Senior Citizens Center
Clear Lake Public Library Storytime in a Bag Grab & Go Christmas Activity
Clear Lake Arts Center 12 Days Holiday Market
Simply Nourished Outdoor Christmas Market located along N 3rd & Main Ave
Hovick Family Farm Petting Zoo
Live Street Performers
Socially-Distanced Santa House Visits
Clear Lake Bank & Trust Virtual Prince & Princess Contest
Timbercrest Decorate the Deck Contest
Christmas with the Rollaz featuring the Holy Rocka Rollaz at the Surf Ballroom
Everybody Plays Playground Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason
Doughan says more activities are expected to be announced before the event on December 5.