Downtown Kalona is still undergoing renovations but Ryan Slabaugh, City Administrator of Kalona says they will be ready for the holiday shopping season. Slabaugh says renovations should be almost done with almost all of the sidewalks closed by Thanksgiving, but he says all businesses will have entrances to them. He says aesthetically you should be able to see what the downtown is going to look like going forward. He says all parking has been completed so there will be no problems with people getting into the downtown. He says they are pushing shop local in Kalona and will be doing Christmas in Kalona this year to attract people. He says they have also had advertizing going out to push shop local and will be lighting the Christmas trees downtown on Friday evening.