Gingerbread houses decorated by artists and volunteers are on display in shop windows in Fairfield through December.
Keosauqua. Christmas in the Village. Holiday events including the Festival of Trees, Enchanted Forest Walk, and Santa visits. (800) 868-7822. Through Dec. 31.
Ottumwa. Holiday Nights ’N Lights. Greater Ottumwa Park. www.HolidayNightsnLights.com. Through Dec. 27.
Pella. Festival of Trees: White Christmas. A merry holiday wonderland. Pella Opera House. (641) 628-8625. Through Dec. 7. Historical Village Christmas Walk. Through Dec. 21. www.pellatuliptime.com.
Amana Colonies. Tannenbaum Forest. A forest of decorated trees. festivals inamana.com. Through Dec. 22.
Cedar Rapids. Brucemore Holiday Mansion Tours. Thirteen trees, garlanded grand staircase, live music on the 1929 Skinner Pipe Organ, more. (319) 362-7375. Through Dec. 31.
Quad Cities. Sunday Advent Tours. Explore devotion and faith through paintings and other art forms. Figge Art Museum. (563) 326-7804. Dec. 8–22.
Des Moines. Jolly Holiday Lights. Thousands of twinkling lights. Waterworks Park. (515) 334-2636. Through Jan. 1.
Boone. Santa Express. Enjoy hot cocoa and meet Santa on this holiday train ride. (800) 626-0319. Through Dec. 14.