Holiday happenings in the area

Looking for more ways to enjoy this holiday season? Here are a few things to see and do.

Fort Dodge

The Lights At Kennedy are lit today from 6 to 9 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, 1415 Nelson Ave. The cost is $5 and Santa will be handing out candy canes.

Clarion area

The United Church of Christ will present its Christmas Cantata “JOY!” at 11 a.m. at the church in Clarion today.

Community caroling — Everyone interested in caroling should meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Middle School circle drive. Groups will leave and return to the middle school at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Humboldt/Dakota City

The 32nd Hillside Spectacular, a 100,000-plus Christmas light display, Second Street South, Dakota City; drive by or stop and take a closer look and walk through the display.

Dream Carriage Rides are offered nightly. Ride through Humboldt and Dakota City in a horse-drawn sleigh by Jim Kellner. Call (515) 890-1661 for more information or visit

The Kiwanis Christmasland will be open nightly from 6:30 to 8:30 through Friday and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today and on Christmas Eve afternoon. Be sure to check out the new scene as well as the updates and improvements.


Dayton Festival of Lights at Oak Park, Dayton. There will be a sleigh ride and Santa will be in attendance from 1 to 4 p.m. today. Blue Sky Photography will be there to take pictures of children with Santa.

Eagle Grove

Eagle Grove High School Holiday Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Robert Blue Middle School auditorium. Open to the public.


Algona Nativity Scene is open noon to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, Algona.