Yuletide Hall Entertainment

BySuzanne Hull

Yuletide Hall Entertainment

Thursday, December 2, 2021

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen are based out of Mt Vernon, IA and have been performing all over the country for 31 years. We play polkas, waltzes, big band, old country and party songs! We like to have fun and hope you do too!

Friday, December 3, 2021

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen are based out of Mt Vernon, IA and have been performing all over the country for 31 years. We play polkas, waltzes, big band, old country and party songs! We like to have fun and hope you do too!

4:00 pm – 5:00pm – Top Hat Carolers Carolers in Victorian garb. Traditional to contemporary Christmas carols.

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Jim Kucera Band has been performing since 1984. The group has not only performed in Iowa and Nebraska, but throughout the Midwest. The group has 5 recordings on CD, one of which (Play A Polka Daddy), was featured in the Polka Countdown top 10 recordings in 2001. The group specializes in all styles of polka music, and enjoys playing many Oktoberfest celebrations each year throughout the Midwest.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – MacKenzie Highlanders Pipes & Drums Bagpipes and drums

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm – Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss German-Bavarian & Austrian Folk Dancing

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Heartland Youth Choir Our singers will provide choral music of the holiday season. Our selections will include traditional Christmas tunes as well as lesser known melodies including those from other countries. Our singers will be the ages of 2nd-4th grade.

2:45pm – 3:15pm – Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss SG Edelweiss, the award winning Bavarian dance group from St. Paul, MN, will perform traditional German and Austrian folk dances.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance Celebrate Irish culture with the Foy School of Irish Dance. The revelry includes delightful traditional dances and contemporary choreographed numbers that both enchant and entertain!

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm – Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss SG Edelweiss, the award winning Bavarian dance group from St. Paul, MN, will perform traditional German and Austrian folk dances.

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss SG Edelweiss, the award winning Bavarian dance group from St. Paul, MN, will perform traditional German and Austrian folk dances.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Malek’s Fishermen Band European Dance Music

Sunday, December 5, 2021

11:30 am – 12:10 pm – Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss SG Edelweiss, the award winning Bavarian dance group from St. Paul, MN, will perform traditional German and Austrian folk dances.

12:15 pm – 2:15 pm – The Metro Brass Quintet performs a fun variety of music from polkas to jazz and has been entertaining the Des Moines metro since 2014.

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm – Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss SG Edelweiss, the award winning Bavarian dance group from St. Paul, MN, will perform traditional German and Austrian folk dances.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Dueling Fiddles The Dueling Fiddles are an energetic and engaging performance group that mix the rich sounds of the violin with layered accompaniment for fun shows that audiences of all ages will enjoy. We perform a variety of music, ranging from World folk music to fiddle to modern pop covers. We performed at Christkindlmarket Des Moines in 2019, and we received so many wonderful compliments from the crowd that they loved our show and music. We would love the opportunity to come back in 2021!


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