Celebrate "Holidays on the Trail" at WHTC Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Wineries, movies, Santa photos, crafts, activities, 10 percent discount at store

For immediate release November 16, 2007

 

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – The Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs gets into the spirit of the season Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007 when it presents “Holidays on the Trail,” a variety of shopping, crafts, activities, Santa photo opportunities, movies and wine tasting.

Shoppers will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases – except for beverages – at the WHTC’s Trails Center Gift Shop, which also offers tax free shopping all year. The WHTC is at 3434 Richard Downing Avenue in Council Bluffs. The three-day event is free and open to the public. Call 712-366-4900 or visit www.iowahistory.org for more information.

Following is the “Holiday on the Trail” schedule:

Nov. 30, 2007
6-9 p.m.
Friday Night Jam, with coffee and cookies
10 percent discount at the Trails Center Gift Shop (does not apply to beverages)

Dec. 1, 2007
9 a.m.-5 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Free Santa photos courtesy of Best Buy, 1-4 p.m.
“Lost in the Woods” children’s video, free, 2 p.m.
Crafts and activities
Wine tasting with Breezy Hill and Kings Crossing, Noon-4 p.m.
10 percent discount at the Trails Center Gift Shop (does not apply to beverages)

Dec. 2, 2007
9 a.m.-5 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Crafts and activities
“Stranger in the Woods” movie, free, 2 p.m.
10 percent discount at the Trails Center Gift Shop (does not apply to beverages)

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

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