The City of Christmas was established in 1989, based on an idea which originated in rural Yarmouth, Iowa. Dreams became reality and Toyland, Santa's Barn (complete with reindeer and elves), Santa's Workshop, a Nativity Scene, and the International Christmas Display all appeared in Rand Park for the month of December. Public reaction was outstanding and a holiday tradition began!
Three decades of memories have been shared by visitors to the City of Christmas, with nearly 20,000 vehicles passing through Rand Park each year. It now features over 150 light displays and over one million Christmas lights, so take your time, make as many trips as you like and enjoy it all!
Be sure to tune your radio to 90.1 FM to hear holiday carols, the story of how City of Christmas began, and comments about the various displays.
Welcome to the City of Christmas Display of Lights at Rand Park in Keokuk, Iowa!
As you journey through the park, we hope you feel the Spirit of the Holiday Season!
Video filmed by Noel Brown
Video filmed by Tony Olsen