Published November 1, 2022
There's no place like Ottumwa for the holidays, and we're ready to share our Holiday Cheer with you! From holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures at local businesses featuring local products to sampling food from around the world, we invite you to make Wapello County your winter travel destination.
Here are some ideas for planning your holiday getaway to Ottumwa.
Attend our holiday events: The holidays are the perfect time to visit Ottumwa and Wapello County, and we can’t wait for you to join us. From tree lightings and Holiday Nights ’N Lights to nationally renowned performers and local musicians, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.
Menus to Warm the Heart: We welcome you to try ethnic cuisine from all around the world, right here in Ottumwa and Wapello County. Your family celebrations will turn into new traditions as we share our holiday cheer with you at all of our local restaurants.
A Behind-The-Scenes Look: Ottumwa Stories, our monthly blog, gives you all the details of what to do, who to see, where to go and what to eat while you're spending a weekend in Ottumwa.
Look Local, Buy Local This Holiday Season: Ottumwa is the perfect place to all your holiday shopping, and you're going to meet some amazing people when you shop local.
There’s Always Something to Do Here: With everything from world-class performers and shows to local Christmas traditions, historic attractions and lots of great people, Ottumwa and Wapello County are the perfect places to share some holiday cheer.
Your Getaway, Our Hosts: Ottumwa offers accommodations for every taste and budget. We have a historic hotel, many national favorites and an intimate bed and breakfast - the whole family will enjoy their stay here.
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