Welcome To The Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau


Annual Events
       Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
       City of Christmas
       Civil War Reenactment
       L-Bird Convention & Fly-In
       Rollin on the River Blues Fest

Area Antique Shops

       Bridge Observation Deck
       Chief Keokuk
       Keokuk National Cemetery
       Keokuk Veterans' Memorial
       Lock & Dam #19
       Miller House Museum
       The Grand Theatre
       Verity River Museum

       Keokuk Event Calendar
       Tri-State Area Event Calendar

Contact Us
       Visitor Guide Request

Group Tours

Keokuk Geodes



National Register
      of Historic Places

Parks and Recreation

Shuttle Bus

City of Christmas
Keokuk's Rand Park!

As you meander through Rand Park (located at North 17th and Park Lane), you will view nearly one million artfully arranged Christmas lights and nearly 100 delightful displays!

Keokuk's City of Christmas began in 1989 when dreams became a reality and Toyland, Santa's Barn complete with reindeer and elves, Santa's workshop, a Nativity scene, and the International Christmas Display all appeared in Rand Park for the month of December. Public reaction was outstanding and a holiday tradition began. Two decades of memories and a myriad of new displays have been shared by visitors to the City of Christmas, with totals of over 20,000 vehicles passing through Rand Park each year.

All of the displays are original and designed and created by local citizens with many hours devoted to construction, decoration and upkeep. The City of Christmas display is totally funded by donations. A donation box is located about midway through the park or donations may be sent to City of Christmas, P. O. Box 73, Keokuk, IA 52632. Each year commemorative candles are sold to help cover expenses and many people collect them each year.

The City of Christmas is a non-profit corporation staffed by volunteers.

As you journey where visitors from all over the world have toured, we hope you feel the Spirit of the Holiday Season!

Open Thanksgiving night through December 26th.


Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau
429 Main St. | Keokuk, IA 52632