Fridays-Sundays from November 24th – December 17th, 2023
Step into a winter wonderland at the Amana Colonies’ Tannenbaum Forest! See over 60 unique Christmas Trees in the Festhalle Barn, each decorated by a different business, organization, group, or family. The entire barn will be decorated for the season with Santa’s Sleigh, photo opportunities and our 17 foot German Christmas Pyramid front and center!
Let Tannenbaum Forest become a tradition for your family on Prelude to Christmas weekend Dec 1-3 with Santa Claus. Or come on Children’s Weekend Dec. 8-10 for a visit with Santa, his reindeer, or a fun movie event. Check our Facebook or brochure for times
The Tannenbaum Forest is free to visit, however, we encourage a free will donation with proceeds benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital that’s just down the road in Iowa City
FOREST TIMES ARE VARIED. SEE OUR BROCHURE OR CALL THE VISITOR CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Holiday Fun & Games Weekend – November 24-26
Prelude to Christmas – December 1-3
Children’s Weekend – December 8-10
Holiday Traditions Weekend – December 15-17
Amana Pickle Hunt
While visiting the Colonies during the time of Tannenbaum Forest you can also take part in the Amana Pickle Hunt. Based on legend of the German Pickle Ornament, it’s said that an old German Christmas custom was to hang a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree late on the evening of December 24th and the first child to find the pickle on Christmas morning would receive an extra gift.
The Amana version will have you looking for Pickle Ornaments in each shop and when you find the pickle in 10 shops you are entered into a weekly drawing for a Amana Colonies Gift Certificate.
Click the image below to download an 8.5×14 inch brochure
Planning ahead? Tannenbaum Forest will be Fridays-Sundays in 2024 from November 29-December 22!