With the holidays less than 2 months away, now is the time to start that sh-sh-sh-shopping. But fear not, friends! Ankeny plays host to a HUGE annual event that makes the gift getting easy.  That’s right -- EASY!  With over 300 vendors, the SANTA'S NORTH POLE VILLAGE CRAFT SHOW is sure to have something for everyone. Even those hard to buy for people in your life!


The 33rd Santa’s North Pole Village is taking place this Saturday, November 1, 2014, so get it on your calendars and make plans now!  With between 5,000-10,000 visitors expected annually, this Ankeny Art Center fundraiser, is one of Iowa’s largest craft shows.  And, of course, that many visitors calls for multiple locations!  This year’s event will be held at Northview Middle School, Parkview Middle School, and Prairie Ridge Middle School.  Bonus: there is a shuttle service available for transportation from site to site!


From fine art crafters and “junkers,” to jewelry, candle makers, and more this is an event you do NOT want to miss!  So, here’s what you need to know:



32rd Annual Santa's North Pole Village Craft Show


Saturday, November 1, 2014.    Hours: 9am-4pm


Admission: $5.  Shuttle bus available.


Three locations: Northview  Middle School, Prairie Ridge Middle School and Parkview Middle School.


Cafeteria opens at 8 am and features an array of food vendors.


Tickets may be pre-purchased at www.AnkenyArtCenter.com