2014 Christmas Tour
Saturday, December 6 from 10am-4pm
& Sunday December 7 from 1-5pm
ADMISSION:$10 per ticket
The 2014 Amana Colonies Christmas Haus tour sponsored by the Amana Arts Guild is an event filled with lovely traditions and whimsical surprises. During this festive season the Amana Arts Guild welcomes visitors to its 9th annual Christmas tour of homes December 6 from 10am-4pm and December 7th from 1-5pm. Advance ticket sales are available beginning November 15th at the Amana Colonies Visitors Center and at the Amana Arts Guild; tickets will also be available the day of the event at each of the homes. Cost is $10 per ticket. SEE COMPLETE LIST OF HOMES & DETAILS
Visit with homeowners and get to know the colonies is a whole new way while you visit homes with stories as remarkable and varied as the colonies themselves. While in the area, visit the Tannenbaum Forest, open from November 28th to December 21st. This enchanted forest at the Festhalle Barn is created by local businesses, artist and volunteers. Live Christmas trees inspires holiday wishes while you visit with Santa and see the 17 foot tall handcrafted Weihnacht’s Pyramid.
Prelude to Christmas, December 5th through December 7th, is the Colonies advent celebration. Shop candlelit streets in the village of Amana and visit the Amana Church Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk.
During the Glimpse of Christmas Past, December 6th and 7th, you’ll enjoy a program of songs, poetry and storytelling that lets you experience a Christmas in communal Amana a century ago.
The Amana Arts Guild offers a rich diversity of programs and activities providing a wide range of cultural experiences in all area of the arts. Established in 1978 as a non-profit organization, the Guild continues to expand its list of programs and serves as a valuable resource for the Amana community, the state of Iowa, and the entire Midwest region.
Our educational program includes seasonal classes and summer (July) workshops for children and adults. They include but are not limited to: painting, blacksmithing, basketry, tinsmithing, woodworking, rug weaving, and photography.
The Amana Arts Guild encourages efforts of all citizens in the preservation of local cultural heritage. In addition it offers the public a variety of seasonal events including; a Festival of American Basketry, a Festival of the Arts, a Fall Fiber and Clay Art Show, a Communal Meal Celebration as well as Biannual Song and Poetry Festival. Each year the Guild presents a "Friends of the Arts Award" to individuals who have made important contributions towards growth of artistic life in Amana.
The Guild maintains an arts center in High Amana as well as a wagon and blacksmith shop in West Amana.