Calendar

Nov
14
Thu
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Santa N’ Paws @ ARL Des Moines
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family, humans and pets alike, for a festive photo to celebrate the 2019 holiday season!

You don’t even have to own a pet, or even bring them to participate, holiday photos of any kind are welcome. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help the animals in our care at the ARL.

Santa will be there to take photos with you as well – or if Santa isn’t your favorite holiday celebrity, we can politely tell him to take a break for some milk and cookies during your photo time. (He can’t turn that down, right?)

Reserve A Time Slot
When you sign up for a time slot online, you will pay a $10 reservation fee that will be put towards your photo package (digital and traditional photo packages are available). Those who have reserved a time slot online will be given priority at their registered time. Walk-ins must wait until there is an opening to take their pictures (hint: reserve your time slot in advance, and you won’t have to wait)

Friday, November 1                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 2                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 3                                             ARL Main 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 7                                          ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 8                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 10                                           ARL Main 12:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 14                                        ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 15                                             University Photo 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16                                         West End Architectural Salvage 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 17                                            University Photo 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Nov
15
Fri
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Opening Day Skate @ Brenton Skating Plaza
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm

Opening Day: November 15, 2019

Ice skating at Brenton Skating Plaza will begin November 15, 2019! Weather permitting, the rink is open seven days a week, including holidays, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Hours

    • Monday through Thursday  |  5 – 9 p.m.
    • Friday & Saturday  |  Noon – 11 p.m.
    • Sunday  |  Noon – 6 p.m.

Admission

    • Adults  |  $9.00
    • Child (5 to 12 years old)/Military/Senior 62+  |  $5.50
    • Skate Rental  |   $5.00
    • Skate Sharpening  |  $5.00
    • Shoe Check  |  $1.00
Santa N’ Paws @ University Photo
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family, humans and pets alike, for a festive photo to celebrate the 2019 holiday season!

You don’t even have to own a pet, or even bring them to participate, holiday photos of any kind are welcome. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help the animals in our care at the ARL.

Santa will be there to take photos with you as well – or if Santa isn’t your favorite holiday celebrity, we can politely tell him to take a break for some milk and cookies during your photo time. (He can’t turn that down, right?)

Reserve A Time Slot
When you sign up for a time slot online, you will pay a $10 reservation fee that will be put towards your photo package (digital and traditional photo packages are available). Those who have reserved a time slot online will be given priority at their registered time. Walk-ins must wait until there is an opening to take their pictures (hint: reserve your time slot in advance, and you won’t have to wait)

Friday, November 1                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 2                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 3                                             ARL Main 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 7                                          ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 8                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 10                                           ARL Main 12:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 14                                        ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 15                                             University Photo 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16                                         West End Architectural Salvage 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 17                                            University Photo 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Santa’s Arrival Parade @ Valley West Mall
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Santa’s Arrival Parade Event

Friday, November 16th at 6pm till 8pm

Be one of the first people to visit with Santa along with free train rides, crafts, coloring pages, costumed characters, treats, balloon animals and more!

Event will begin with Santa Parade at 6 pm near the Play Area.

Nov
16
Sat
Santa at Valley West Mall @ Valley West Mall
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Santa’s Schedule

Saturday, November 16- Monday, December 23

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Christmas Eve Hours: (Tuesday, December 24th)

  • Santa’s Hours: 10am to Noon (Santa will leave promptly at noon to begin his adventures)
  • Train Station Hours: 10am to 4pm

Milk & Cookie Breaks:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:30-1:30 & 4:30-5:30
  • Sunday: 2:00-3:00
  • (Due to flow of traffic these times may vary slightly)
Santa N’ Paws @ West End Salvage
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Bring the whole family, humans and pets alike, for a festive photo to celebrate the 2019 holiday season!

You don’t even have to own a pet, or even bring them to participate, holiday photos of any kind are welcome. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help the animals in our care at the ARL.

Santa will be there to take photos with you as well – or if Santa isn’t your favorite holiday celebrity, we can politely tell him to take a break for some milk and cookies during your photo time. (He can’t turn that down, right?)

Reserve A Time Slot
When you sign up for a time slot online, you will pay a $10 reservation fee that will be put towards your photo package (digital and traditional photo packages are available). Those who have reserved a time slot online will be given priority at their registered time. Walk-ins must wait until there is an opening to take their pictures (hint: reserve your time slot in advance, and you won’t have to wait)

Friday, November 1                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 2                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 3                                             ARL Main 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 7                                          ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 8                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 10                                           ARL Main 12:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 14                                        ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 15                                             University Photo 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16                                         West End Architectural Salvage 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 17                                            University Photo 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Santa’s Wonderland – Santa’s Arrival @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm
PREVIEW EVENT & Santa’s Arrival!

FREE PHOTO WITH SANTA | 6–8PM

  • Unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland®
  • FREE cookies and McSteven’s® hot chocolate*
  • Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops® Gift Card to 1 lucky winner every half hour! 5:30–7PM
  • Magical tree lighting
Nov
17
Sun
Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities

November 17-31

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 5–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

Special Hours – U.S. Locations Only

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Thursday, Nov. 28* 10AM–5PM 3–5PM Open to Close
Friday, Nov. 29 1–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close

*Foxborough, MA, Berlin, MA, and Scarborough ME locations are closed on Nov 28

December 1–7

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 3–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

December 8–23

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 10AM–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

December 24

FREE Photo with Santa FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Sunday, Dec. 24 10AM–5PM 3–5PM Open to Close

*While supplies last. Styles may vary. See store for details.

Turkey Trek @ Yellow Banks Park, meet at pond
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am

Come enjoy a one-mile hike through beautiful Yellow Banks Park We’ll talk about turkeys and how animals are preparing for winter all while burning some calories.  FREE. No registration required. All ages welcome.

Santa at Valley West Mall @ Valley West Mall
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am

Santa’s Schedule

Saturday, November 16- Monday, December 23

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Christmas Eve Hours: (Tuesday, December 24th)

  • Santa’s Hours: 10am to Noon (Santa will leave promptly at noon to begin his adventures)
  • Train Station Hours: 10am to 4pm

Milk & Cookie Breaks:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:30-1:30 & 4:30-5:30
  • Sunday: 2:00-3:00
  • (Due to flow of traffic these times may vary slightly)
Santa N’ Paws @ University Photo
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm

Bring the whole family, humans and pets alike, for a festive photo to celebrate the 2019 holiday season!

You don’t even have to own a pet, or even bring them to participate, holiday photos of any kind are welcome. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help the animals in our care at the ARL.

Santa will be there to take photos with you as well – or if Santa isn’t your favorite holiday celebrity, we can politely tell him to take a break for some milk and cookies during your photo time. (He can’t turn that down, right?)

Reserve A Time Slot
When you sign up for a time slot online, you will pay a $10 reservation fee that will be put towards your photo package (digital and traditional photo packages are available). Those who have reserved a time slot online will be given priority at their registered time. Walk-ins must wait until there is an opening to take their pictures (hint: reserve your time slot in advance, and you won’t have to wait)

Friday, November 1                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 2                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 3                                             ARL Main 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 7                                          ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 8                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 10                                           ARL Main 12:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 14                                        ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 15                                             University Photo 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16                                         West End Architectural Salvage 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 17                                            University Photo 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Nov
18
Mon
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities

November 17-31

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 5–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

Special Hours – U.S. Locations Only

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Thursday, Nov. 28* 10AM–5PM 3–5PM Open to Close
Friday, Nov. 29 1–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close

*Foxborough, MA, Berlin, MA, and Scarborough ME locations are closed on Nov 28

December 1–7

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 3–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

December 8–23

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 10AM–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

December 24

FREE Photo with Santa FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Sunday, Dec. 24 10AM–5PM 3–5PM Open to Close

*While supplies last. Styles may vary. See store for details.

Santa at Valley West Mall @ Valley West Mall
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am

Santa’s Schedule

Saturday, November 16- Monday, December 23

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Christmas Eve Hours: (Tuesday, December 24th)

  • Santa’s Hours: 10am to Noon (Santa will leave promptly at noon to begin his adventures)
  • Train Station Hours: 10am to 4pm

Milk & Cookie Breaks:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:30-1:30 & 4:30-5:30
  • Sunday: 2:00-3:00
  • (Due to flow of traffic these times may vary slightly)
Escape Room @ Waukee Public Library
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm

Students in grades 6-12 are challenged to work in a group to solve clues and Escape the Room. (No one will actually be locked in the room.) This is the same as the Escape the Room event held on November 13, and the same as the Nov. 18, 7:15pm Escape Room. Registration will open on October 28. Unregistered participants are welcome to come to the library on stand-by the day of the event and will be admitted to the program if space and supplies allow.

Registration Required.

Nov
19
Tue
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Santa’s Wonderland @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am

Santa Photos, Crafts, Games & Activities

November 17-31

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 5–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

Special Hours – U.S. Locations Only

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Thursday, Nov. 28* 10AM–5PM 3–5PM Open to Close
Friday, Nov. 29 1–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close

*Foxborough, MA, Berlin, MA, and Scarborough ME locations are closed on Nov 28

December 1–7

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 3–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

December 8–23

FREE Photo with Santa (Bass Pass Required) FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Weekdays 10AM–8PM 5–7PM Open to Close
Saturday 10AM–8PM NOON–5PM Open to Close
Sunday 10AM–5PM NOON–5PM Open to Close

December 24

FREE Photo with Santa FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
Sunday, Dec. 24 10AM–5PM 3–5PM Open to Close

*While supplies last. Styles may vary. See store for details.

Santa at Valley West Mall @ Valley West Mall
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am

Santa’s Schedule

Saturday, November 16- Monday, December 23

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Christmas Eve Hours: (Tuesday, December 24th)

  • Santa’s Hours: 10am to Noon (Santa will leave promptly at noon to begin his adventures)
  • Train Station Hours: 10am to 4pm

Milk & Cookie Breaks:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:30-1:30 & 4:30-5:30
  • Sunday: 2:00-3:00
  • (Due to flow of traffic these times may vary slightly)