Nov
14
Wed
Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities – visit the website for specific dates and times.

Santa arrives at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on November 10th at 5:00 pm. They will have a magical tree lighting, unveil Santa’s Wonderland®, carolers and more!
Santa’s Hours November 11th, 2018 to December 24th, 2018:
Weekdays: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Nov
15
Thu
Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities – visit the website for specific dates and times.

Santa arrives at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on November 10th at 5:00 pm. They will have a magical tree lighting, unveil Santa’s Wonderland®, carolers and more!
Santa’s Hours November 11th, 2018 to December 24th, 2018:
Weekdays: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Nov
16
Fri
Holiday Promenade @ East Village
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 17th Annual Historic East Village Holiday Promenade is the holiday kick-off event with something for everyone! This year’s event will be extending until Saturday, Nov. 17 to offer more time for shopping and family fun!

Friday night’s activities will feature free horse-drawn trolley rides, carolers strolling around the neighborhood, ice skating, plus live ice sculpting and tree lighting at Brenton Skating Plaza starting at 6:00 p.m.

Santa will be at Brenton Skating Plaza from 6:00 until 7:00 and then head on over to LifeServe Blood Center where he’ll be available until 8:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to hang around for our FIREWORK SHOW at 9 p.m.

Most shops in the neighborhood will have extended hours and treats on Friday and Saturday making it the perfect time to start your holiday shopping!

Bring a friend, and don’t miss the Holiday Promenade in your favorite district! #ExploreTheEastVillage

Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities – visit the website for specific dates and times.

Santa arrives at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on November 10th at 5:00 pm. They will have a magical tree lighting, unveil Santa’s Wonderland®, carolers and more!
Santa’s Hours November 11th, 2018 to December 24th, 2018:
Weekdays: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Santa Arrives at Jordan Creek Town Center @ Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Jordan Creek’s tradition continues with live music by the Nadas, a special tree lighting ceremony and lakeside fireworks! The Nadas will begin playing Holiday favorites in the amphitheater at 6:00 pm and during the finale Santa will throw a fireball across the lake magically lighting the 40-foot Blue Spruce followed by an amazing fireworks display, signaling the official start to the holiday season at Jordan Creek Town Center. Don’t miss this fun family event!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Nov
17
Sat
Opening Weekend of the RG Express Holiday Railroad @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am

November 17 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening weekend of the RG Express holiday railroad.

No preregistration required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

Holiday Promenade @ East Village
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am

The 17th Annual Historic East Village Holiday Promenade is the holiday kick-off event with something for everyone! This year’s event will be extending until Saturday, Nov. 17 to offer more time for shopping and family fun!

Friday night’s activities will feature free horse-drawn trolley rides, carolers strolling around the neighborhood, ice skating, plus live ice sculpting and tree lighting at Brenton Skating Plaza starting at 6:00 p.m.

Santa will be at Brenton Skating Plaza from 6:00 until 7:00 and then head on over to LifeServe Blood Center where he’ll be available until 8:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to hang around for our FIREWORK SHOW at 9 p.m.

Most shops in the neighborhood will have extended hours and treats on Friday and Saturday making it the perfect time to start your holiday shopping!

Bring a friend, and don’t miss the Holiday Promenade in your favorite district! #ExploreTheEastVillage

Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities – visit the website for specific dates and times.

Santa arrives at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on November 10th at 5:00 pm. They will have a magical tree lighting, unveil Santa’s Wonderland®, carolers and more!
Santa’s Hours November 11th, 2018 to December 24th, 2018:
Weekdays: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Santa at Jordan Creek Town Center @ Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm

Santa’s Arrival at Jordan Creek is on November 16th at 6:00 pm. To kick off the season there will be a Holiday Tree Lighting & Fireworks!

Regular Hours: 
Friday (11/16): 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Special Hours:
Monday – Saturday (12/15-12/22): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Pet Nights: Bring your furry friend to see Santa on Monday evenings, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, November 19 to December 17.

PJ Night: November 30 and December 6 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Ugly Sweater Night: December 13 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Santa at Merle Hay Mall @ Merle Hay Mall
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm

Santa’s Hours November 17 to December 24, 2018:
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Santa Arrives at Outlets of Des Moines @ Outlets of Des Moines
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm

Santa arrives at the Outlets of Des Moines on November 17th.  There will be kids’ activities and a tree lighting, as well from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Receive TWO FREE 4×6″ Santa Photo Prints + Digital Download of Single Image for every Family who visits Santa! Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase.

Sponsored by Mercy Hospital.

Santa’s Hours November 18 to December 24, 2018:
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 am to 5:00 pm

(Please, be aware that Santa needs to take breaks to feed his reindeers) One giveaway per family, per Christmas Season. Some restrictions may apply. Valid through December 24, 2018. Visiting times may vary.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Tour de Lights – Family Night @ Doc & Leone's at Adventureland
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm

One of the best family and fitness events of the season! Preview Jolly Holiday Lights as you run, walk, bike or skate through the light displays at Adventureland.

Don’t miss your chance to go through Jolly Holiday Lights before it opens to the public! Preview the lights as you run, walk, bike or skate through the displays. Start and register at Doc & Leone’s Diner for the 1.5 mile route. Don’t forget to stop by the Wish Shop for cookies and cocoa.

You’ll have the opportunity to raise money for Make-A-Wish by forming teams, and getting pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Participants who raise more than $500.00 will receive a season pass to Adventureland Park.

Tour de Lights is a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the season with friends and family. Plus you will be helping to grant wishes to Iowa children facing a critical medical condition.

Questions, need help registering or ready to become a sponsor? Contact Lena: lmarshall@iowa.wish.org or call 515-334-2636.
* Registration fees are non-refundable

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Nov
18
Sun
Opening Weekend of the RG Express Holiday Railroad @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am

November 17 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening weekend of the RG Express holiday railroad.

No preregistration required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities – visit the website for specific dates and times.

Santa arrives at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on November 10th at 5:00 pm. They will have a magical tree lighting, unveil Santa’s Wonderland®, carolers and more!
Santa’s Hours November 11th, 2018 to December 24th, 2018:
Weekdays: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Santa at Jordan Creek Town Center @ Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm

Santa’s Arrival at Jordan Creek is on November 16th at 6:00 pm. To kick off the season there will be a Holiday Tree Lighting & Fireworks!

Regular Hours: 
Friday (11/16): 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Special Hours:
Monday – Saturday (12/15-12/22): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Pet Nights: Bring your furry friend to see Santa on Monday evenings, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, November 19 to December 17.

PJ Night: November 30 and December 6 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Ugly Sweater Night: December 13 at 5:00 to 8:00 pm