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Terrace Hill, home to the Iowa Governor, graciously opens their doors of this historic home twice a year to the IFA membership and presents them with the opportunity to put their stamp on the mansion for the holiday season.

what to know

terrace hill annual holiday decorating

an exclusive membership-only ifa event


IFA is proud to network with the Governor's staff to arrange for a yearly event that many Members look forward to. IFA Member shops can apply for the opportunity to decorate a room or tree at Terrace Hill for the Holiday season. On decorating day the home's staff prepares a wonderful meal, holiday music trails up the enormous banister staircase, and friendship, cooperation, and laughter can be found in every room. 


Any IFA Member shop that registers - since this event has passed be sure to stop back next fall to get your registration in for the 2018 season!


The Terrace Hill staff provides the Holiday trees and holiday lights, while everything else is provided by you. The existing furniture in each room must stay, everything else you have creative control on. What you should bring is a concept idea and the tools and decorations to transform that room or tree into your vision. 


As the set-up of this activity is already over, to those who are needing to pick up their materials and tear down please not...

Tear-down will take place on January 9. Please note that if you can not make this pick up date and still choose to decorate you will forego your decorating materials to the Terrace Hill location. Any/all materials that are not picked up will be forfeited.