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Holiday Open Houses


On Friday, November 17, from 4:00pm-7:30pm, Downtown Ottumwa will be full of activity and shoppers for the Holiday Open Houses.


Register your business to participate and get the added benefit of being listed on the Main Street Ottumwa Facebook page with over 8,000 followers. We will work hard to get customers to the Downtown and we'll let you take it from there!

The fee to participate has changed this year. For Main Street Ottumwa district businesses, the fee will be $75. If you donate a $20 gift card for your business, the fee drops to $50. If your business is outside the district, the fee is $100. If you donate a $20 gift card for your business, the fee drops to $75.


We will not be having a Snowball Drop on Small Business Saturday. Instead, we will help you promote your Small Business Saturday specials. 

If you have questions please call Fred Zesiger, Main Street Ottumwa’s Director @ 641-814-5225 or email  Your form and check can be made out to Main Street Ottumwa and mailed to 334 E Main St., Ottumwa, IA 52501. You may also fill out a form below and we will send you an invoice.

This event is sponsored by Meridian Credit Union. Live Santa is sponsored by My Chic Boutique.

Deadline for submission: November 3 to be included in the marketing for the event

Business Application

Select a pricing option:

Main Street Ottumwa will not be doing a Small Business Saturday event but will be promoting the businesses that are open. Please indicate whether you will be open on November 25. 

Small Business Saturday

If you would like Main Street Ottumwa to help advertise your holiday promotion, let us know what it is. Example: "Come in for cookies and cider during Holiday Open Houses" or "Open on Saturdays for your holiday shopping needs"

Once you fill out the form, an invoice will be sent to the email you provided. 

Thank you for registering to be a part of Holiday Open Houses

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