Create your Hallmark moments with Christmas in Pella
Schedule Your Carriage Rides and Santa Visits
Christmas in Pella has been a signature holiday event with horse-drawn carriage rides, free hot cocoa bar, a children’s choir, and the annual tree lighting ceremony with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year is different. After the Governor’s recent proclamation and for the safety of all our guests, we’ve made some changes to the holiday activities in Downtown Pella.
While Santa will still be lighting the tree Friday, November 20 at 5:45 PM, we’ve moved it to a virtual ceremony as a Facebook LIVE event. Join us here
Carriage rides and visits with Santa can now be scheduled to comply with state guidelines. Make your reservation here!
Big enough to have options, small enough to belong!
With our small-town charm and bustling downtown vibe, Pella is a thriving place to call home. Think exposed brick and cobblestone streets paired with boutique shopping and the best craft beer bar in Iowa. There is a wide range of recreational opportunities from our 15 city parks, outdoor aquatic center to Lake Red Rock with exceptional water sports, camping, fishing, paddle boarding, and over 10 miles of bike trails literally in our back yard. Pella offers a great mix of Dutch culture and history which is celebrated during Tulip Time, our annual festival held the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in May. You’ll find excellent public and private schools, new and historic neighborhoods, and a safe place to call home.
But don’t take our word for it, according to Area Vibes, Pella has a Livability Score of 92/100, which is considered exceptional!
Life’s too short to wish you lived somewhere else!
When it comes to finding a place to call home, first and foremost, you want a town that’s safe. (We do too!) You want award-winning schools for your children, homes that are truly investments, jobs that pay well with a short commute, and exciting things to do in your spare time. You may be wondering if a place like that even exists? In Pella, we know it does!
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Love Where You Live
Looking at Pella?
Great! We’re glad you’re here. Pella is home to some of Iowa’s largest employers and they’re looking for smart people like you.
Enjoy biking and boating, or kicking it at the beach? Iowa’s largest lake is right in our backyard! Literally.
USA Today says Pella is the #3 Best Place to Live in the US. In case you’re wondering, Beverly Hills is #2.
If a better quality of life and community is what you’re after, take a look at Pella.
Big enough to have options. Small enough to belong.
The PACE Alliance (Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance) is an association of business owners and members working collaboratively to advance economic growth and success in the Pella area.
The PACE Alliance includes the functions of a traditional Chamber of Commerce and an Economic Development organization with work accomplished through five working councils:
Find services, vendors and partners from over 300 PACE Alliance members here: Business Directory.
There are resources dedicated to help you start, grow, fund and learn to manage your business. Whether you are new business, high-tech startup, or expanding an existing business. We are here to help.
Visit our Business Resources page or give our office a call at 641-628-2626.
Shop at Home for the Holidays The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! Pella’s stores are decked out in their Christmas finest with decorations and gifts for every person on your shopping list. Check out the below gift ideas to inspire your Christmas shopping...