Holiday Fun at Reiman Gardens

Holiday Fun at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is the place to be this holiday season! They are offering lots of fun events, extending hours, and more.


RG Express Holiday Train Returns

The RG Express Holiday Train will return starting November 18th through January 8th. This entire indoor, scaled garden railway is custom built and is made entirely from natural materials. Created by Applied Imagination, it will include Iowa State University’s historic Dinkey train, scaled recreations of Beardshear Hall, Morrill Hall, the Hub, and several bridges. This year, it will also include gumdrops, candy canes, ribbon candy, and lots of fun colors.


Amelia checking out the train last year!


Extended Holiday Hours

Reiman Gardens will extend its hours until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays in December. This includes the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done at their Gift Shop and to see the indoor holiday train display. In lieu of admission, they will accept donations of non-perishable items from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. which will be donated to Mid-Iowa Community Action.

The Gift Shop

The Reiman Gardens gift shop offers nature inspired gifts and decorations that are hard to find anywhere else! If you are looking for something unique, this is definitely a place to check out. On Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. they are offering a Holiday Open House, which will include sales and samples of gourmet food. Admission is always free to visit the Gift Shop!

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa and have the most important meal of the day with him! On December 10th, kids and parents can enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet. Two seating options are available 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. You will also be able to write a letter to Santa and create your own holiday ornament! Click here to register!

Butterfly Blizzard

A great tradition at Reiman Gardens! On Saturday, December 3rd OR December 17th you can visit the Reiman Gardens between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and experience a different kind of blizzard. A butterfly blizzard! You will have the opportunity to release your own butterfly. Click here to register!


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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