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2017 Where to See Classic Holiday Movies in Des Moines

Need a little holiday downtime with the family?  Cozy up and watch a holiday movie classic! From animated to live-action, you can see holiday movies, many for FREE, right here in Des Moines.  Read on for your guide of where to see classic holiday movies in Des Moines. 

Elf at Fridley Theatres’ Paramount 7 Indianola

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

When:  November 24, 25, 26; 12:00 noon Friday, Saturday Sunday & 2:30 pm Friday and Saturday

Where: 105 South 1st Street, Indianola, IA 50125

Cost: FREE

The Polar Express at the Science Center of Iowa

See this holiday classic in IMAX at the Science Center of Iowa. “The Polar Express” tells of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

When:  November 24 through December 10, 2017; multiple show times

Where: 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost: Non-Members – Adults (ages 13-64) $9.00; Child (ages 2-12) $7.00; Seniors (ages 65+) $7.00; Members $5.00

Frozen at Valley Community Center

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell.

When: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

Where: 4444 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Cost: FREE

Elf at Flix Brewhouse

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

When: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Where: Merle Hay Mall, 3800 Merle Hay Rd #1300, Des Moines, IA 50310

Cost: $7.00

It’s a Wonderful Life at Flix Brewhouse

This holiday classic is set in the fictional town of Bedford Falls. The plot revolves around George Bailey (played by James Stewart), the hard-working owner of a small savings and loan company, who must face a financial crisis not of his own making. Through the intervention of an angel, the distraught George learns just how much his life, though constantly fraught with personal disappointment, has meant to other townspeople.

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Where: Merle Hay Mall, 3800 Merle Hay Rd #1300, Des Moines, IA 50310

Cost: $7.00

The Polar Express at Flix Brewhouse

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”; “Cast Away”) reunite for “Polar Express,” an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. This special holiday family feature is a small children/baby friendly showing.

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

Where: Merle Hay Mall, 3800 Merle Hay Rd #1300, Des Moines, IA 50310

Cost: $5.00

Elf at Fridley Theatres’ Copper Creek 9 Pleasant Hill

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

When:  December 9 & 10, 2017; 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm

Where: 1325 Copper Creek Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA

Cost: $2

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Valley Community Center

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. Popcorn also will be served FREE of charge.

When: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Where: 4444 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Cost: FREE

A Christmas Story at Waukee Public Library

This beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.”

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

Where: 950 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA 50263

Cost: FREE

Elf at North Side Library

This movie (PG) is about Buddy, a human baby who has been raised as one of Santa’s elves. At the age of 30, he sets out to find his human father. In the meantime, Santa runs into trouble, and Buddy might be the only one who can help him. Bring your pillows, snacks, and a covered drink. Popcorn provided while supplies last.

When: Saturday, December 16, 2016 at 2:00 to 3:45 pm

Where: 3516 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

Cost: FREE

The Polar Express at Valley Community Center

Wear your PJ’s and come for FREE hot cocoa, marshmallows, candy canes and popcorn at the Valley Community Center. They will read the book at 10:00 am and then start the Movie in the Café space on the BIG projection screen.

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

Where: 4444 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Cost: FREE

A Christmas Carol at North Side Library

Join the North Side Library for Disney’s animated A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey as Mr. Scrooge. Popcorn provided while supplies last. Blankets and snacks are welcome.

When: Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:00 to 3:45 pm

Where: 3516 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

Cost: FREE

 

 

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