Calendar

Nov
2
Sat
Santa’s North Pole Village Craft Show @ Northview, Parkview & Prairie Ridge Middle Schoo
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am

Santa’s North Pole Village Craft Sale is one of the most popular craft shows in Iowa, featuring hand-crafted items such as jewelry, furniture, clothing and holiday decor. There are about 250 exhibitors at this event, from fine art crafters to jewelry and candle makers, and more. This event is the Ankeny Art Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year and has been an Ankeny tradition for 35 years!

Nov
8
Fri
Champagne & Mistletoe @ Uptown Ankeny
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm

Everyone get ready and prepare for an evening out in Uptown Ankeny!

2019* DETAILS COMING SOON!

Here is what you can expect on the 8thth of November:
-Shopping Specials
-Ugly Sweater Contest
-Christmas Carolers
-S’mores by the Fire
-Christmas Market (at Ankeny First UMC)
-Carriage Rides and more!

There will be prizes given out for contest winners so let’s show everyone the ugliest Christmas sweater in your closet!

All of the businesses will be decked out for the holidays so come out for a fun night out with the family!

Nov
30
Sat
Holly Jolly Goodies @ Prairie Trail Hy-Vee
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am

5-12 Yr Olds

Kids will make, bake and decorate festive treats. Fun holiday activities and snacks with recipes provided.

Dec
6
Fri
Mayor’s Tree Lighting @ Ankeny Market & Pavilion
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm

Kick off the Holidays with the 5th Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting event. Start a new tradition at this event where all ages will enjoy festive entertainment, a visit from Santa and more! FREE!

Dec
7
Sat
Dazzling in The District Holiday Stroll @ Prairie Trail
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Dazzling in The District Holiday Stroll 2019 is Saturday, December 7th in The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny. This is the third year for the Dazzling Holiday Stroll and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

SANTA will be here!

Stroll through The District with Santa as he stops along the way for the most amazing photos ops, cookie decorating, letter writing, storytime, arts & crafts, brain games, and more. It’s all free admission, free parking and fun for the whole family.

Your favorite shops and restaurants in The District are getting ready!

Kids, try to find the Dazzling Reindeer hiding in each shop and enter to win special prize drawings.

Stroll along with holiday music.
Take a ride on a Horse and Carriage through The District.
Enjoy dazzling dinner specials at one of the restaurants.
Stay for the grand finale at 6pm at the fire pit as we celebrate the season and give Santa a big sendoff back to the North Pole. (we can’t give it away yet, but it promises to be DAZZLING!)

Shopping. Dining. Caroling. Fun. Games. Prizes….and Santa!

Bring the family, and don’t miss Dazzling in The District 2019 Holiday Stroll.

Dec
10
Tue
Holiday Crafts and Cocoa – K-5th Grade @ Lakeside Center
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a night jam packed with crafts, cocoa and fun! Kids will be able to complete a variety of holiday themed crafts at their own pace to celebrate the holiday. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Holiday Crafts and Cocoa – 3rd-5th Grade @ Lakeside Center
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a night jam packed with crafts, cocoa and fun! Kids will be able to complete a variety of holiday themed crafts at their own pace to celebrate the holiday. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Dec
30
Mon
Babysitting Basics @ Ankeny Fire Station #1
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am

Ages: 5th – 6th Graders

Learn the basics of babysitting with the Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department. Becoming a better sitter, changing diapers, basic first aid and fire prevention are just a few of the objectives of this program. A pizza lunch and snack is included.

Hoop-Stars Winter Break Basketball Camp @ Faith Baptist College
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am

Hoop-Stars Winter Break Basketball Camp is a two-day clinic for kids in 2nd-7th grade who want to keep their skills sharp during the winter break. These two clinics will incorporate skills and drills, along with team and individual competition. The instructors for this clinic will be Faith Baptist College players and coaches. Clinic fee includes a t-shirt for all participants. The camp will be held at Faith Baptist College, 1900 NW 4th Street.

2nd-4th Grades 12/30/2019 to 12/31/2019
Thu,Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
5th-7th Grades 12/30/2019 to 12/31/2019
Thu,Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
Jan
31
Fri
Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance @ Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm

Ages: 1st – 5th grade.
To receive the multiple registration discount you must register in person.
One of the most popular special events in Ankeny is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount). A photographer will be on hand for optional picture packages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

SESSION 1 Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 3 Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 4 Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 5 Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

 

Feb
1
Sat
Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance @ Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm

Ages: 1st – 5th grade.
To receive the multiple registration discount you must register in person.
One of the most popular special events in Ankeny is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount). A photographer will be on hand for optional picture packages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

SESSION 1 Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 3 Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 4 Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 5 Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

 

Feb
7
Fri
Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance @ Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm

Ages: 1st – 5th grade.
To receive the multiple registration discount you must register in person.
One of the most popular special events in Ankeny is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount). A photographer will be on hand for optional picture packages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

SESSION 1 Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 3 Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 4 Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 5 Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

 

Feb
8
Sat
Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance @ Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm

Ages: 1st – 5th grade.
To receive the multiple registration discount you must register in person.
One of the most popular special events in Ankeny is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount). A photographer will be on hand for optional picture packages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

SESSION 1 Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 3 Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 4 Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 5 Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

 

Feb
17
Mon
Babysitting Basics @ Ankeny Fire Station #1
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am

Ages: 5th – 6th Graders

Learn the basics of babysitting with the Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department. Becoming a better sitter, changing diapers, basic first aid and fire prevention are just a few of the objectives of this program. A pizza lunch and snack is included.

Mar
16
Mon
Babysitting Basics @ Ankeny Fire Station #1
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am

Ages: 5th – 6th Graders

Learn the basics of babysitting with the Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department. Becoming a better sitter, changing diapers, basic first aid and fire prevention are just a few of the objectives of this program. A pizza lunch and snack is included.