2018 Winter Wonderland Celebration

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Families Helping Families of Iowa cordially invites you to the 2018 Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration, hosted by Hawkeye Downs on Saturday, December 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each year we celebrate with Iowa’s children in foster care and provide a festive atmosphere with toys and gifts, Santa & Mrs. Claus, lots of activities, music, and refreshments!

Please note, that as of December 6, we are at maximum capacity for Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration registrations. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Event Details

  • What: 2018 Winter Wonderland Celebration
  • Where: Hawkeye Downs – 4431, 4400 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  • When: Saturday, December 15
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Registration: Pre-registration for the event is required. As of December 6, registrations are now closed.

Activities Galore

Visit activity tables sponsored by local businesses and community partners! Kids can decorate cookies, pour over books, create cards and have their face painted. Visit the cake walk, the big bouncy house, and slide!

Santa’s Workshop

Through our Giving Tree collections, children can visit Santa’s Workshop to pick out toys that are appropriate for their age. They’ve been dreaming of toys for months and they’re always excited to go through the line and pick out their favorite!

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Each child has an opportunity to sit or stand next to Santa & Mrs. Claus for a photo. What an awesome memory for children and their caregivers!

Music & Refreshments

No party would be complete without music and food and we’re providing both! Get in the holiday spirit by dancing to some music from our DJ, and relax in the Refreshments Corner while you enjoy some hot chocolate and homemade cookies prepared by our volunteers!

Support Our Event

It takes a number of resources to execute this amazing event each year, attended by hundreds of Iowa’s children in foster care and their families. If you’d like to support us in providing a spectacular holiday celebration for them, we ask you to consider the following opportunities:

  • Toy & Gift Card Donations
  • Cash Donations
  • Cookie Donations
  • Volunteer

Please contact our office at 319.294.9706 or by email at office@fhfia.org for additional information and details about how you can help. We appreciate your support so much!