Small Business Saturday and Parade of Lights 2022

Location: Downtown Tipton
Tipton, IA 52772 (map)

Contact: Linda Beck (


Tipton Chamber presents
Small Business Saturday and Parade of Lights
Daytime Activities
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Pick up reindeer food at Theisen's while supplies last
8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Ladybug Concessions will be set up in front of the Hardacre Theater
10:00 am - 11:30 am - Cookie decorating at the Oasis Coffee Shop while supplies last
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Letter writing to Santa at Keller's Home Furnishings.  Mail letters to Santa in Santa's mailbox in the entranceway of Citizens Bank
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Pictures with Santa by Taylor Milton Photography at the Tipton Development office located at 417 Cedar Street
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Temporary Tattoos at Secret Place Tattoo Studio
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - CCFP will be having fun activities and serving snacks at The Gathering
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Paint Christmas wooden hangers at Fresh Paint. $10 per person while supplies last
10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Open House at the Old Cedar County Jail which includes a Bake Sale,  Buchanan Winery - wine tasting from 1-4 pm.  Stephen Folker's movie, "Tragedy on Highway 74" will show every hour from 1-4 pm 
10:00 am - 8:00 pm - So Kreative (Chalk Couture) with Sheila Koch at the Gathering.  Make a single Christmas ornament (3x5) for $5 or a Christmas sign (5x5) for $10
11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Face painting by Lindsay at the Fit Hub
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Wes the Balloon Guy at dLissa's Boutique

Evening Activities
4:30 pm - Line-up begins for Parade of Lights behind the Courthouse on Meridian Street.  Prizes awarded for the best Theme, Originality, and Judge's Choice
5:00 pm - Parade of Lights
5:30 pm - Mayor Bryan Carney will light the Community Christmas Tree on the Courthouse lawn. Recognition of K-2 grade Prince and Princess and 3-5 grade Prince and Princess winners
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Hope Church Carolers by the Community Christmas Tree
5:30 pm - Stop by and visit with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus in the Rickery tent located on the north parking lot of the Courthouse.  They will be serving Hot Chocolate for $1 and $3 for spiked hot chocolate.  Also serving cup of Baked Potato soup or Chili for $2.  L&B's Pour House will be serving hot apple wine and have some holiday wines available 

* Times may be subject to change

Parade Route
Begin route on Meridian Street behind the courthouse heading north, cross Hwy 130, turn right on 10th Street, turn left on Mulberry Street (go past Cedar Manor through their horseshoe drive NOT under the canopy), turn right on North Street, Turn right on Plum Street, cross Hwy 130, turn right on 5th Street, cross Hwy 38, turn left on Lynn Street, turn left on 4th Street, cross Hwy 38, turn left on Meridian behind the courthouse.