Shop the Clear Lake Area This Holiday Season

Shop the Clear Lake Area This Holiday Season

It's time for holiday shopping in Clear Lake! With Thanksgiving the latest possible date it can be this year, we have the fewest number of days between the holidays to finish our shopping.

And, as the local Chamber of Commerce, we’re going to advocate that you…you guessed it…shop local! It’s simple really. Shopping local is about investing in the community you live in. And, I don’t know about you, but I love living in this vibrant and thriving community!

I could go on and on about the importance, but I’ll point you to a blog post published by NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center about why you should shop small.

And this year, we’re making shopping the Clear Lake area easy with a summary of holiday sales, deals, and offers available throughout the next few weeks from our Chamber members.

Holiday Sales, Discounts, and Deals!

2020 Clear Lake Sunset Calendar Sale

Now-December 1  Twelve months of breathtaking Clear Lake sunsets taken by talented Clear Lakers! $8 now through Small Business Saturday, November 30. Price increases to $10 on 12/1/19. Buy it online here.

Clear Lake Bait & Tackle Thanksgiving Week Sale

Now-December 1  Stop by and take advantage of some amazing deals! See what’s for sale on their Facebook page.

Summit Martial Arts All for One Family Special

Now-December 2  “All for One Family Special” is available now through Cyber Monday. Sign up one family member for taekwondo and add the rest of your family for free! The sale even includes one free uniform! Contact Faith Clevenger at or 641-430-4415 to sign up.

Clear Lake Arts Center Why Wait Wednesday

November 27  Find a wide array of handmade items for gift giving and decoration this holiday season. If you are looking for unique, the Clear Lake Arts Center is the place to shop this season. Why Wednesday? Because we will be closed Thursday through Monday so our staff and volunteers can spend the holiday with family and friends. Stop by and see them on Wednesday!

Larson’s Mercantile Black Friday Bag a Bargain Sale

November 29  Pick up a special shopping bag in the store and save 20% off all regularly priced merchandise you can fit into the bag. See their announcement here.

The Salvation Army Family Store Black Friday Sale

November 29  Stop in and receive 50% off all clothing items from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Black Friday.

Cutting Edge Fitness Black Friday & Small Business Saturday New Member Sale

November 29-30  Why wait until January? Stop in Friday or Saturday, and receive 40% off a new membership at Cutting Edge Fitness. (Good for new members or memberships expired for one year or more.)

Cookies, etc. Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Specials

November 29-30  On Friday enjoy a FREE Caribou coffee with any purchase until noon.  Then, on Saturday, receive a tall hot drink for the price of a short. (Think rich hot chocolate, cappuccino & lattes w/ your favorite flavors & the best warm apple cider!) And, as always, there will be discounts on 1/2 and 1 dozen cookies! Don’t forget, Cookies, etc. ships made-from-scratch cookies by the dozen coast to coast.

Emerson’s by the Lake Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Sale

November 29-30  Save 25% off at Emerson's By the Lake Black Friday and Small Business Saturday (some exclusions apply). Stop in to 308 Main Ave, Clear Lake.

Hy-Vee West 1st Annual 3-Day Wine & Spirits Stock Up Sale

November 29-December 1  The Wine & Spirits Department at Hy-Vee West is having a 3-day Sale with hot prices starting on Black Friday. See the kind of savings you’ll find in the store.

South Shore Donut Co. Small Business Saturday Sale

November 30  Locally and lovingly known as “the DoCo.” Get raised & glazed dozens for only $12 from 8am-12pm.

Scooter's Coffee End of Year Pastry Deal

Now-December 31  Receive $1 off any pastry with the purchase of any large drink now through the end of the year.

Lake Fireplace and Spa

Now-December 31  Find deep discounts on in stock Green Mountain Grills now through December 15 (or until sold out). Buy $1,000 in Big Green Egg products and get an Egg Genius free now through December 31. Additionally, Sundance Spas End of Year sale is happening now through December 2.

TRI Clear Lake

December 1 -31  Register for TRI Clear Lake and be entered into a drawing for a prize package.

Holiday Events!

Sunset Sharkys Pub & Grub Live Music & Signature Holiday Cocktails

November 29-30  Take a break from shopping and enjoy some live music. Jake Schrodt will take the stage Friday, and The Mocking Birds on Saturday. Also, stop by and take your picture with the 12.5 ft tall Bumble The Abominable Snowman.

1st Ever Roc' the Lake Concert at PM Park July 25, 2020 Holiday Sale

November 29  Purchase of 6 or more tickets receive a table reserved for you (seats 10) at no cost (a $50 value). Yyour friends be so impressed and happy! Complimentary table offer valid through December 2nd. Buy tickets here!

Cal’s Donuts Small Business Saturday Customer Appreciation Day

November 30  Find Cal’s Donuts in the historic downtown Osage with special prices on bags and buckets of mini-donuts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 707 Main St. next to Town and Country Insurance.

Art on the Plaza 4th Anniversary

November 30  Art on the Plaza is celebrating their 4th Anniversary on Saturday. They’ll be serving light refreshments and have artists available to tell you about the gallery!

One Vision Giving Tuesday

December 3  After you gather with friends and families on Thanksgiving, survive Black Friday, support small businesses on Saturday, click through Cyber Monday, it will be time to give back on Giving Tuesday. Don't miss out on giving the gift of belonging and supporting One Vision Employment Solutions. They need your generosity to come through this holiday season to raise $10,000 so individuals can find purpose through employment and connection with their community. You can give online right here.

Christmas Tea in Clear Lake at Larch Pine Inn with Emerson’s by the Lake, Holistic Harmonies, Lake Lifestyle, The Funky Zebras, and Weathered Elements

December 8  Christmas Tea in Clear Lake will include a traditional afternoon luncheon with a blend of sweet and savory sandwiches, salads and cakes, a special Christmas Tea from Holistic Harmonies, a fashion show with holiday fashions from Emerson’s by the Lake, Lake Lifestyle, The Funky Zebras, and Weathered Elements, and door prizes. For reservations call 641-357-0345.

Clear Lake Holiday Travel!

Larch Pine Inn Bed & Breakfast Holiday Special

Now-December 31  Stay 2 nights and get the second night HALF OFF! Use promo code LPIstay2. Rated one of Iowa's "Top 10 Cozy Bed and Breakfasts", the Larch Pine Inn is the perfect home base for all Clear Lake has to offer. Good on rooms reserved now through May 31, 2020. (Some restrictions apply. Exclusions include December 6-7, 2019, January 30 - February 1, 2020 and February 14-15, 2020. Discount is reflected per night.) Learn more about the Larch Pine Inn and check availability online at

1120 Properties Vacation Rental Holiday Rates

Now-January  Now offering holiday rates for your visiting relatives! Have an entire 3 BR home for your family to enjoy while visiting for the holidays! Only two blocks from downtown and fully furnished. Call Lon for details at 641-420-1794.

Clear Lake Area Holiday Professional Services!

Lake Country Window Cleaning and Elite Home Care Holiday Help

Now-January  Simply this holiday season and let Lake Country help you with all of your holiday decorating, tree trimming, gift wrapping, and post-holiday decoration clean up. Learn more here.

Financial Architects, Inc. Free Financial Blueprint

Start off the New Year with your own personalized financial blueprint. Without a financial blueprint, you run the risk of owning financial products that don’t fit or work well together. The result: your money isn’t reaching its maximum potential, and chances are you may not even be aware of it. Financial Architects will assist you in creating and implementing your custom designed financial blueprint at no cost. Learn more at or contact Rob Talbot at or 515-575-9282 to schedule today.

Helps Drain & Septic Service Holiday Sale

November 29-January 1  Receive 10% off any drain cleaning service November 29 through January 1st. Just mention “Holiday Discount” when calling for service at 641-494-9208.

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