Shop, Sip, Savor Okoboji This Holiday Season

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It can be so easy to forget the things we love about the Holiday Season:  the lights, a warm drink, the crisp clean air, the joy of time spent with family and friends, and finding the unique and perfect gift for that special someone.  If any of this rings true for you then a getaway to Okoboji may be just what you need to slow down and savor the Holiday Season.

With fantastic hotel stays, comfort food, and an eclectic array of gift, clothing, and home décor stores, (which offer the most friendly service you will find anywhere), we are inviting you to come HOME to Okoboji for a Holiday Visit.


Truly there is more to do in Okoboji this time of year than you can ever imagine so be sure to check our Events Calendar frequently for Holiday Open Houses, Live Music, Family Fun, and so much more!


The weekend of November 16th and 17th has a variety of fun happenings.  Start the weekend with a holiday planter design class at Ferguson's  followed by dinner at one of Okoboji's great restaurants!  Start Saturday morning with Run the Bend 5K at beautiful Horseshoe bend park in Milford, spend the afternoon shopping and then dance the night away at The Decades Dance Party at Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe.

The Oakwood Inn will host their annual Christmas Tea December 1 and 2.  Be sure to make your reservation right away!  They fill up quickly!

Get in the spirit of Christmas on December 8 at Santa's Village on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake.  A day filled with activities (and shopping) for the entire family! That evening, enjoy festive music  during the Damon, Dave and Ryan's Holiday show at the Pearson Lakes Art Center.

December 9th will bring more Christmas cheer during A Benson Family Christmas, a free concert at St. Joeseph's Catholic Church in Milford.

If you love the era of Big Band music you will not want to miss Jazzed up Christmas at the Arnolds Park Pavilion on Saturday December 15th.