Calendar

Dec
7
Sat
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Living History Farms Family Christmas @ Living History Farms
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a day of holiday traditions filled with Christmas cheer! Visit the historic Flynn Mansion, where you can help decorate the tree and participate in holiday traditions of a Midwestern family in 1875. In the Church of the Land, enjoy decorating Christmas cookies and sipping hot cider during breaks from dancing to live music. Bundle up for a horse-drawn wagon ride in town, head over to the Advocate Print Shop for a holiday printing project, visit the Schafer Drug Store for a sniff of Christmas spices, and stop into Mrs. Elliot’s Millinery to see the latest in warm winter hats. Take a (free) photo of your kids with Santa in the decorated Visitor Center, and shop for unique gifts in the MarketPlace Museum Store (open 1:00-5:30PM). Living History Farms is the perfect place to enjoy the simple traditions of the holiday season!

A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

2nd Annual Toys For Tots House Lighting @ Private Residence
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm

2nd annual toy drive and house lighting!last year we collected 312 toys and over 100.00 to donate to local kids in need! I hope to double that this year!! come on out, check out the new additions and drop off a new unwrapped toy.

I have heard Santa had so much fun last year, he plans to come again this year!! hope to see you all there! share with all of your friends and neighbors!!

Dec
8
Sun
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

DIY Snowman @ Waukee Family YMCA
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Come with a parent, a friend, anyone! Each registration includes two snowmen; a 3ft snowman and a 2ft snowman.

A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Dec
11
Wed
1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a full day of skating! Half off general admission and $1 skate rental 5-9pm.

Dec
13
Fri
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Dec
14
Sat
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Dec
15
Sun
Sample Sunday @ Picket Fence Creamery
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

Sample Sunday!

12:00 – 5:00pm

There’s sure to be lots of fun things to see and do!

(Held in conjunction with our neighbors at Prairieland Herbs.)

2019 Sample Sunday Dates

January 13 February 10
March 3 April 7
May 5 June 9
July 14 August 4
September 8 October 13
November 24 December 15
December 22
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Dec
18
Wed
1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a full day of skating! Half off general admission and $1 skate rental 5-9pm.

Dec
20
Fri
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Dec
21
Sat
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Dec
22
Sun
Sample Sunday @ Picket Fence Creamery
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm

Sample Sunday!

12:00 – 5:00pm

There’s sure to be lots of fun things to see and do!

(Held in conjunction with our neighbors at Prairieland Herbs.)

2019 Sample Sunday Dates

January 13 February 10
March 3 April 7
May 5 June 9
July 14 August 4
September 8 October 13
November 24 December 15
December 22
A Christmas Story, The Musical @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm

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

Dec. 6-23, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.