Christmasland and Tree Walk changes announced

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiwanis Christmasland will not be open to the public for tours this holiday season. The Noon Kiwanis Club is working on some ways to make the display available digitally and will be announcing some opportunities soon.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Humboldt-Dakota City Noon Kiwanis regret to inform the public that Kiwanis Christmasland will not be open for in-person visits during the upcoming holiday season.
After exploring several alternatives, it was not realistic to offer an in-person experience given the public health parameters. It was a difficult decision as this would have been the 38th season of providing joy for children and families.
The Noon Kiwanis believe that every child deserves Christmas and is exploring some virtual ways to show Christmasland and give children a chance to see Santa. The club is quite excited with this opportunity and more details will be coming out in the near future.
Also, the club is partnering with local businesses and the artistic talents of the Humboldt High School art students to create a Christmasland coloring book that will be distributed, with a chance for children to enter to win prizes.

Tree walk
The annual holiday tradition of a Christmas tree walk will be held at a different location for 2020.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have decided to move the locale of the popular holiday event to the Dream Carriage Rides building in Dakota City, chairperson LuAnn Johnson reports.
People may set up and decorate artificial trees Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 23-25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Self-guided tours will be open to the public Friday, Nov. 27 after Thanksgiving and will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 30,” Johnson said.
Along with the change in location, there will be a change in hours.
Times will be 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Visitors will be required to wear a mask and social distance while observing the trees.
“Small groups and families are OK. If there is a large crowd, try again at another day and time,” Johnson advises.
Any school groups wanting to visit are asked to call Johnson at (515) 368-1585.

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