Special Events

Festival of Trees, Merry Martini Huis, White Christmas and More

The annual Festival of Trees returns on Saturday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Dec. 3. Closed on Sundays and Thanksgiving. We will be open until 8 pm on Monday, Nov. 21 for the Tour of Stores. Also open until 8 pm on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 & 2 during Kerstmarkt. The Festival of Trees bidding will end on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 pm with item pick up beginning at 4:30 pm. Can’t make it in to see our beautiful Christmas decor? You can still view and bid online at http://bidpal.net/22fot. The Christmas Boutique will again be open, providing you with an opportunity buy and take a variety of Christmas decor. The Festival of Trees has no entry charge. Children will enjoy a Christmas scavenger hunt among the many trees, wreaths and centerpieces that are displayed for silent bidding. All proceeds from the bidding and the Christmas Boutique are used to support our youth programming at the Pella Opera House.

New in 2022, join us at the Merry Martini Huis on Dec. 1, 2 and 3 in conjunction with Pella’s Kerstmarkt. If you’ve ever visited our Tulip Time Martini Huis, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our Christmas version as well! The Merry Martini Huis will be located on the second floor of the Pella Opera House and open from 1-8 pm on Dec. 1, 2 and 3. There will be a few specialty martinis, designed especially for the holiday season.

Our next special event is the Timeless Movie: White Christmas on Thursday Dec. 15 at 7 pm. Tickets are only $5 and this year, you can purchase them in advance or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Plus we continue our tradition of free popcorn at our Timeless Movie. A wonderful holiday movie in our historic venue. Make this a tradition with your family!!

The final special event of our holiday season is Pajamas and Pancakes. Bring your child, children or grandchildren and join us for pancakes in the Great Hall. There will be a craft, a special from Santa and Mrs. Claus followed by a short movie in the Historic Theatre. It’s a pajama-kind of morning at the Opera House. Tickets for this special event must be purchased in advanced and are available below!


Upcoming Special Events

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