First Time Ever in Clear Lake

November 27, 2018

This Saturday, Clear Lake will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Christmas by the Lake festivities. We are so excited to be tagging on to this wonderful event with a European-style outdoor Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt for the the Germans reading). When Shea and I lived overseas, we strolled through many different Christmas Markets and fell in love with the sights, smells and tastes. Since returning to Iowa, I have been wanting to bring an outdoor holiday market to Clear Lake. After all, Clear Lake is a fantastic town for such an event, and the Christmas by the Lake festivities make for a perfect tie in opportunity.

So, 2018 is the year we give it a try. This coming Saturday (12/1) Simply Nourished will host the Market on N 3rd Street, along City Park. Just an FIY--the road will be closed to car traffic from Main Avenue to 1st Avenue North to leave room for our vendor stalls on the west (park side) and for the horse and carriage to pass through safely on the east side of the street. The Christmas Market will be open from 11-3 and will feature lunch options, mulled cider and wine, unique gifts, plants, local art, body products, artisanal cheese, wellness products, candies, cookies & other baked goods as well as opportunities to buy local products and gift certificates from area producers. The Market has been carefully curated to resemble a European market, but will certainly have its own local flair. Free entertainment will take place on the corner of Main and N 3rd Street near the Santa House as well. And, in case you're worried about the weather, we have patio heaters lined up to create 3 warming stations on N. 3rd :)


The vendor list is below:


West Side Along Park--

Kettle Corn

South Shore Donuts

G Zue Kids Clothing

Scott Family Needlework

Red Shed Gardens Baked Goods

P&P Honey and Bee Products

Joia Food Farm

Grand View Beef

Katie Casey Designs Plants & Wreaths

Coco Roo Naturals Lotions

Brown Family Baked Goods

Lake Theatre Popcorn

Apothecary Bath Body Products

Trades of Hope Fair Trade Gifts

Lost Lake Farms Artisanal Cheese

Woody's Hotdogs

Mossycup Farms

Sarah's Sweets & Treats

Journey Health Center

Art on the Plaza


Sidewalk/Patio Area by Simply Nourished--

The Chocolate Season

Bootstrap Coffee

Cafe Mir

Simply Nourished 


Click here to see the Chamber's Complete List of Events for Christmas by the Lake.  And, if you haven't checkout out our newly opened Loft upstairs at Simply Nourished, this would be a great opportunity to do that as well. Lots of unique gift ideas just waiting to be found. Hope to see you on Saturday! 


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