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What’s better than catching a good vibe? Absolutely nothing. 

Check out these local hot spots and spend 48 fun-filled hours in Ames.


Discover what we love about Ames!

Santa's coming to town this December 2 at Homewood Clubhouse! 🎅🎄Be sure to check out the crafts and refreshments provided!

Discover more #AmesHolidayWeekend events with the link in our bio.
Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum on @iowastateu campus! Be sure to take a picture with Santa as you enjoy a tour of the historic home! #AmesHolidayWeekend 

Check out the link in our bio for more information.
Finish up your holiday shopping this #AmesHolidayWeekend at @iowastateu Holiday Art Mart! Discover locally made pottery, blown glass, jewelry, accessories, and more! 

For more amazing events, visit the link in our bio.
'Tis the season for this magical ISU tradition! Celebrate Winterfest at the @my_isu_mu with carriage rides, crafts, a Holiday market, and so much more! #AmesHolidayWeekend 

Check out more details with the link in our bio.
Spend your #AmesHolidayWeekend in @downtownames with a tree lighting ceremony, holiday markets, Santa, and so much more! Don't miss these holly jolly events happening December 1 – 3. 

Visit the link in our bio for more information.
Happy small business Saturday! Lucky for you, Ames is filled with unique local shops. Check out our perfectly curated holiday shopping guide and hear from the business owners themselves! Link in bio. 🎁
Kick off the #AmesHolidayWeekend the right way with the @reimangardens Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show! Experience dazzling lights and so much more this December 1 – 3. 🎅❄

For even more holiday festivities, visit the link in our bio.
All aboard the Santa Express! Bring the whole family along for a magical ride from @boonescenicvalleyrr to the North Pole! Check out for more information. #amesholidayweekend
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!
Can you find them all? Visit the link in bio for the CYclone City map and find Cy all over Ames! #cyclones
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