Tis the season to spend time with family, friends...and your community!  Lucky for you, Ankeny is a town with lots of super special Holiday events happening soon, making that quality family/friend/community time a reality!  Below you will find a list of a few of our favorite must-see and do special events.

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

 

Ankeny Community Chamber Luncheon

 

While this event requires tickets in advance, and that deadline has passed, we feel that it is still worthy of mentioning.  That way you will remember to put it on your calendar for next year!  And if you’re one of the lucky ones headed to the luncheon today -- we’ll see you there!

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the Library

 

Take your little ones for this event at our local library.  Let them visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, make a craft, watch a movie, and more!

 

 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

 

Past Time Treasures Holiday Open House

 

If you haven’t visited this new Uptown Ankeny store yet, make this Saturday your first trip!  Plan to shop, enjoy some goodies, and be entered in a giveaway!  Plus, you might just find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy for person on your list!  Take it from us…this well-run, family-owned business is unique and worth the trip!

 

Holiday Tree Festival Open House at the Ankeny Fire Department Headquarters

 

See the beautifully decorated trees sponsored by areas businesses, individuals and organizations. These trees are donated to families in need from the Ankeny, Bondurant, North Polk, and Saydel areas.

 

Festivities include music, hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

 

Christmas in Uptown Ankeny - Santa’s Treasure Hunt

 

First enjoy a pancake breakfast at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, next head over to meet Santa, have your picture taken with his sleigh, and then be sure to take advantage of the horse-drawn Wagon Rides!  See link for details.

 

Breakfast with Santa

 

Again, this event required pre-registration, but we found it worthy of mentioning for your future reference if you’ve already missed the deadline!

 

Saturday, December 12, 2013

 

Family Movie: The Polar Express

 

Head over to our local library to see this showing of a Christmas favorite!