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The good news is there’s a TON of festive stuff to do in Ames the weekend of Dec. 2-4. The bad news? You can’t do it all. So, let us help you plan a magical 48+ hours.



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The Snow Magic Kick-Off in @downtownames starts December 2 ❄️ You won't want to miss this fun night of holiday-themed activities, the tree lighting, and more! 

For more information on this event and other events happening as part of the #AmesHolidayWeekend visit the link in bio.
Wishing you had @cyclonembb tickets? We've got you covered. Only three more days to enter the giveaway on our page to win TWO free tickets to the game on December 4! 🤩
Shopping in Ames this holiday weekend? Be prepared before you head out to the stores! 

Double check the hours of your favorite shops and stores before you shop this weekend and be on the lookout for sales and promotions that are happening throughout many  town for #smallbusinesssaturday 🛍️
Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃

The Discover Ames offices are closed today, Thursday, November 24, and tomorrow Friday, November 25 in observance of the holiday, but you can always visit to catch up on everything to discover in the Ames area!
Discover your new favorite coffee shop to celebrate #nationalespressoday ☕ Head to the link in bio to see coffee shops, restaurants, and more in the Ames area!
Have you heard the news?! We're giving away two FREE tickets to the @cyclonembb game on December 4! Feeling lucky? Enter for your chance to win on our page! 🎉
The 12th annual @amestubachristmas is coming to the Merry and Bright #AmesHolidayWeekend on December 3. This free event sponsored by the Discover Ames Community Grant Program is fun for all ages!

For more information on this event and other events happening during the Merry and Bright Holiday Weekend visit the link in bio.
Basketball fans, listen up! We've got two tickets to the @cyclonembb game on Sunday, December 4! 🏀

Want to win? Follow these easy steps! ⬇️

1.) Follow our Instagram page! 😎
2.) Share this post to your story! 🗣
3.) Tag your game buddy in the comments! ❤️

The lucky winner will be announced November 28. Get to it! 😉

For an extra chance at tickets, click the link in our bio to enter our Facebook giveaway!

*This giveaway is in not affiliated, endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Instagram. Giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. on November 27. In order to be eligible for entry you must follow our Instagram page, share the post to your story, and tag a friend in the comments. The winner will be randomly selected and Discover Ames will message winner by 4:00 p.m. on November 28. Winner must respond within 24 hours to claim prize.
Don’t miss this Merry and Bright event! Yuletide at the Farm House Museum is happening December 2-4 as part of the #AmesHolidayWeekend visit the link in bio for more information.
Stay up to date on events happening in Ames and the surrounding area, like the Ames Public Library Book Sale happening this weekend, and much more by visiting


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