Step 1: Attend The Merry Millwork Market
First, shop local this holiday season at the Merry Millwork Market, December 1-2, 2017. Featuring a wide variety of locally crafted good, tastes, and brews in our historic Millwork District, its the only way to bring a piece of Dubuque home for the holidays.
Step 2: Watch Santa Swim
Then stop by the National Mississippi River Museum + Aquarium to see Mr. + Mrs. Claus take a swim in the Gulf of Mexico at the annual Scuba Santa event. On December 2 and 3, take your holiday picture with Santa in front of the tank at the museum for a Christmas card that will be held onto for many years to come.
Step 4: Pick Up Last Minute Stocking Stuffers
Finish up the holiday season with a stop at the Dubuque Iowa Welcome Center, where there are a number of gifts absolutely perfect for anyone on your list. From the stylish Dubuque apparel to quirky Shot Tower shot glasses, everyone will love the little gift that is where Iowa started.