Fire up your favorite ride and cruise to Charles City, IA to our beautiful Main Street & Central Park for our
Santa's Shine & Show.
We all know that it's warmer in July in Iowa than most places, and that's why Santa chooses to spend some of his vacation right here in our town!
Register in Advance and Save
Check-in from 9am to 11:59am 400 block of N Main St (come in from the north) - signs will be out. Registration $15 in advance, $20 day of event. Our volunteers will direct you to photo area and your parking space. Please proceed to the Santa House after parking.
Volunteers will be on hand to snap an entry photo of your vehicle to be posted to our Facebook page. You can download and share from there! Then make your way to the registration table to complete your show registration. The first 100 registered vehicles get a gift from Santa. (voucher will be given when registering) and a dash plaque.
Arrive early, park & register, then take time to check out the cars, trucks, bikes & mopeds. Meet some new people & visit our shops. open
9am to 4pm for Christmas in July 2022.
Our judges will present awards to 25 four wheel & 5 two wheel vehicles. There will also be 1 best of show in 2 & 4 wheel categories starting around 1:45PM. Bring some cash and participate in 50/50 cash drawings.
Bring your lawn chairs & sunscreen and enjoy the food trucks, ice cream trailer, and other great offerings. Visit our local restaurants, coffee shop, smoothie bar or brewery, most within walking distance of the show, and we will have a stand for soda, water, beer, wine & seltzers too in the park!! Enjoy our live radio remote on KCHA & live music by
by PV & The Phantoms on the main stage!
Get out of the park & shop local! It's Christmas in July shopping event with fun happenings at many of our shops! (click the SHOP section below for official locations) Your cars will be parked along some of the best shopping in NE Iowa, so please stop in and let them know you're here and thank them for the parking!
The Charles City BBQ Challenge will be right next door with the "smokers" competing for bragging rights! Interested in enjoying the "ribs" of their efforts? Visit the Charles City Chamber BBQ Registration booth for tasting tickets.
BBQ tasting will start around 5:30 PM.
Contact the Charles City Chamber
at 641-228-4235 for details.
In 2021, the Charles City Rotary Satellite Club members suggested reviving Charles City's long standing car show. The club determined that by joining forces with the local retailers Christmas in July event, they could bring a wide variety of activities for car show participants & entrants.