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Support from the Van Meter-Donor Advised Fund was awarded through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

9 AM – 1 PM

‘Tis the season for handcrafted holiday decor, unique gifts and homemade baked goods when Nature’s Noel arrives the first Saturday in December.

Across the Nature Center’s grounds visitors can find beautiful fresh-cut evergreens fashioned into wreaths, centerpieces, kissing balls, swags and yule logs, all available for purchase to make your home festive for the holidays! Local vendors, both indoors and outdoors, offer shoppers the chance to find rare gifts perfect for everyone on their list. Bring the kids along for holiday-themed crafts and a chance to meet Santa!

Nature’s Noel is presented by the Friends of the Nature Center and staff. All proceeds benefit educational programs and land conservation and restoration at Indian Creek Nature Center.

Nature’s Noel features a variety of local vendors offering unique products.


Skyline Farm

Alpaca Fiber Arts

Wood, Brass and Glass

Light of the Heartland

Locust Grove Farm

Grace’s Sewing

PaperPie Books

Gourds by DJ

Heron’s Haunt Gallery

Nancy’s Concrete Garden Art

Mary Beth’s Articulture

Station 7 Studios


Crafts by K&K

Beth’s Treasures 

Woolen Mittens and More

Purple Pepper Creations

Nourished Bakery

Backcountry Film Festival
Spring Plant and Art Sale