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.

 

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

 

Ankeny Community Chamber Luncheon

 

While this event required tickets in advance, we feel it is worthy of mentioning so that you 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!

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

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

Take your own photos with Santa and Mrs Claus, hunt through Uptown, enjoy some holiday treats, and finish that shopping – all in one place!

 


 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Crafts and Cocoa

Join Ankeny Parks & Recreation for a new program called Holiday Crafts and Cocoa. Kids will be able to complete a variety of holiday-themed crafts at their own pace while sipping on cocoa. The event will be held Dec. 9 at the Lakeside Center, 400 NW Lakeshore Dr. There will be two sessions available. The first session is open to kids in K-2nd grade and will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The second session is open to kids in 3rd-5th grade and runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The registration fee is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents. The deadline to register is Nov. 30. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register online at www.activityreg.com or visit the Ankeny Parks & Recreation Office at 210 S. Ankeny Blvd. in Ankeny. 

 

 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Breakfast with Santa

Register now for the City’s annual Breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Kids will get to enjoy a delicious breakfast from Hy-Vee, make a Christmas craft, and spend time with Santa! The event will be held at the Lakeside Center, 400 NW Lakeshore Dr., and is open to children ages 3-7. The cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. The deadline to register is Dec. 7. Register online at www.activityreg.com or visit the Ankeny Parks & Recreation Office at 210 S. Ankeny Blvd. in Ankeny. 

 

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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!

 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Family Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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

 

Letters To Santa

The Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department is offering a new program this holiday season for Ankeny children, ages 3-6 only. Young children can send a “Letter to Santa.” In return, they will receive a free personalized letter back from Santa at the North Pole along with a certificate for being on the nice list. Parents must fill out an official letter sheet with their child about what he/she would like to receive for the holidays and return it via walk in or mail to the Ankeny Parks & Recreation office, located at 210 S. Ankeny Blvd., by Dec. 7. Official forms can be printed by clicking here. Call 515-963-3570with any questions. This program also is sponsored by Childtime Learning Centers.