Tis the season to spend time with family, friends...and your community!  Lucky for you, Ankeny is a town with lots of really 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.


December 2 – 18

Ankeny Community Theatre’s production of The Very Merry Xmas Carol Holiday Adventure Show


Ankeny Community Theatre • 1932 SW 3rd Street • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 964-5007

A narrator’s retelling of Christmas tales quickly unravels into an action-packed adventure when the Xmas, a malicious force of holiday ruination, sweeps in to destroy all things red and green. Classic holiday characters are the only hope to stop it: reluctant Ebenezer Scrooge, intrepid Frosty the Snowman, and timid Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer among them. This dream team embarks on a journey to restore the Spirit of Christmas to the mysterious Ice Palace — but can they do it before the Xmas demolishes every last candy cane, sugar plum, and shred of Christmas cheer?

When: December 2-18, 2016; Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

Cost: Adult $15, Senior (60+) $12, Child (grades K-12) $10


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ankeny Historical Society Christmas Cookie Sale

Need Christmas cookies, but don’t feel like doing the baking?

Christmas in Uptown Ankeny - Santa’s Treasure Hunt

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, get your picture taken and receive your token to hunt for your Treasure in participating Uptown Businesses. Start at the Ankeny Historical Barn then Hunt for your treasure in Uptown. There will be a cookie and candy sale, cocoa and other goodies. 

Belgian waffle breakfast– 7:30–11:00 am

Treasure Hunt for children– 12:00–3:00 pm

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides– 12:00–3:00 pm

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ankeny Community Chamber Luncheon

This event is open to the public and requires tickets in advance. Click {here} to register.


Monday, December 12, 2016

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 from 6:00-7:30pm


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday Crafts and Cocoa

Join Ankeny Parks and Recreation for a night jam-packed with crafts, cocoa and fun!

Kids aged Kindergarten through 5th grade will be able to complete a variety of holiday-themed crafts at their own pace to celebrate the holiday.

K - 2nd: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

3rd - 5th: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Fee is $15 for residents, $18 for non-residents.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Registration deadline is December 4. 

To register online, please visit {this link}.