2015 Christmas Tour
December 5, from 10am-4pm & December 6, from 1pm-5pm
ADMISSION: $10 per ticket
Amana Arts Guild will host the Christmas Haus Tour again this year. It is an event filled with lovely traditions and whimsical surprises. Here during this festive season the Amana Arts Guild welcomes visitors to its 10th annual Christmas Tour of homes. Progress has not eradicated the town’s treasured traditions and quaint customs. Amana’s cedar sided, limestone and time bleached brick buildings have weathered well over a century. Tour private home decorated for the holidays and take part in the ambience of Christmas in the Amana Colonies. Visit with homeowners and get to know the colonies in a whole new way while you visit homes with stories as remarkable and varied as the colonies themselves.
While in the area visit the Tannebaum Forest open November 27th to December 20th, this enchanted forest at the Festhalle Barn is created by local businesses, artists and volunteers. Live Christmas trees inspire holiday wishes while you visit with Santa and see the 17 foot tall handcrafted Weihnacht’s Pyramid. Also enjoy Prelude to Christmas December 4-6, the Colonies advent celebration. Shop on candlelit streets in the village of Amana and visit the Amana Church Bazaar and Cookie Walk. During a Glimpse of Christmas Past December 5-6, 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.