Tour of Lights ~ Tipton Winter Express

Location: Downtown Tipton
Tipton, IA 52772 (map)

Contact: Linda Beck (


Tour of Lights ~ Tipton Winter Express
Saturday, December 9th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tipton Lions Horse drawn trolley Tour of Lights 5-8pm – Tours boarding at the Hardacre Theater and St. Mary’s Hall.The Prairie Hills Bus and tractors with wagons including the Little Red Caboose will also be available for the Tour of Lights
  • Community Soup Supper at St. Mary’s Hall 4-8 pm – Choice of Chicken Noodle, Chili or Potato Soup, Pulled Pork & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Assorted Relish, Dessert, Milk, Tea or Coffee.$7 & $5 (5-12 years).Ages to 5 years FREE.Proceeds will benefit the Bread of Life Food Pantry, Tipton Ministerial Association and Backpack Buddies
  • Santa in Tipton 5-7 pm – Santa arrives in downtown Tipton by local firetruck at 5 pm.You can visit him at the Fire Station
  • Window Decorating Contest – Downtown stores will have decorated windows that will have been judged.1st, 2nd, & 3rd place ribbons will be awarded
  • Cedar County Attic 5-8 pm Live Window display of Santa and Mrs. Claus, music and Christmas cookies for the children to decorate, reenactment of 3rd Calvary and Beckler’s
    wood carving display
  • Nicole Rock Dance Studio 5-8 pm Live Little Dancers in the window and a bake sale
  • Ms. Mollys Antiques & Collectibles Music by Mary & Moira
  • Iowa Photo Company 5-7 pm – Photos taken with Tipton Winter’s Express Train Conductor and FREE jingle bells given to the children while supplies last
  • US Bank – Make some S’mores
  • Hardacre Theater 5-8 pm – Hot Chocolate provided by Liberty Trust & Savings Bank
  • Kofron Building 4-8 p.m. 313 Cedar Street Holiday Craft Show. Tipton FFA & Alumni will be having a make it & take it booth at the craft show
  • Tipton Ambulance Service – Popcorn on the Square from 5 – 7:30 pm
  • Old Cedar County Jail - Live music by Bill Bebee, one man band from 6-8 pm and Buchanan Winery - wine tasting from 5-8 pm
  • Oasis – 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Christoph Zurcher also known as Cicoff will juggle while telling stories.5-8 pm Christmas Open House and bake sale!
  • 1895 Revive - 5-8 pm – Goodies and Hot Apple Cider or Hot Chocolate
  • D’Alicias 5:30-7:30 pm – Papa Balloon, Cupcake decorating and a special tree is set up to take donations for Tipton’s Friends of the Animals