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Winter Solstice Concert

December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at First Christian Church
2500 University Ave

Ticket on sale soon

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Breakfast with Santa

December 20, 2014 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Breakfast with Santa is a yearly tradition at SCI that brings families and friends together for food, fun, science and Santa!  Enjoy a delicious buffet-style catered meal in the Food Chain Café, decked out especially for the season.  Snap a picture with Santa and share your wish list.  Experience a journey on The Polar Express on Central Iowa’s only six-story IMAX dome screen. Explore SCI, see science demonstrations, live programs… and more!  Reservations required. Tickets on sales soon!

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Decks the Halls for Holiday Open Houses

December 20, 2014 - 9:00 am at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
100 locust st

www.worldfoodprize.org/visit

The community is invited to visit the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates on Saturday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.for special Holiday Open Houses. Experience the majestic sound of the Grace Church Ensemble singing holiday music, view the beautiful holiday decor, and view the World Food Prize’s collections of artwork and exhibits.

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MORE 104 Presents Mannheim Steamroller

December 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for two performances only at the Des Moines Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Hy-Vee Big Four Basketball Classic

December 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street

www.iowaeventscenter.com

The Hy-Vee Big Four Classic is one of the marquee basketball events in the Midwest, the Hy-Vee Big Four Classic Tickets exclusively through iowaeventscenter.com, 866-553-2457, or the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office. Tickets will be good for admission to both games of the doubleheader.

Christmas at The Barn

December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm at The Simpson Barn
6169 Northglenn Drive

www.JohnstonRiverofLife.org

O Holy Night! 4th Annual Community Christmas At the Barn celebrating the birth of Jesus with music, live nativity, praise and worship in a beautiful setting.

Bonnie Koloc – Live at the Temple Series

December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/events/live-at-the-temple-concert-series/395-bonnie-koloc/

One of the top folk singers from the Midwest, Iowa-native Bonnie Koloc brings her unique and timeless blend of jazz, folk and blues music to the Temple Theater. Following the release of her newest album, Bonnie Koloc – Rediscovered, experience the singer the Chicago Tribune calls “one of the originals of the 70’s Old Town folk scene.”

Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas

December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at

Taking a break from all the standard holiday stories, Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas is a funny, heartwarming and poignant look at the struggle to find the holiday spirit amid the commercialism, stress and chaos that consumes us all every December.  This show contains fifteen holiday stories from Robert Fulgram, the author of ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten’.

Tickets: $10 for children (ages 5-18), $12 for seniors (60+), $15 for adults.  Reservations Recommended:  call 515-964-5007 or online at www.ankenycommunitytheatre.com

Americana’s Ugly Christmas Sweaters/Toys for Tots Brunch

December 21, 2014 - 9:30 am at Americana Restaurant & Lounge
1312 Locust Street

www.americanadsm.com

Americana Restaurant & Lounge is hosting an Ugly Sweater Brunch sponsoring Toys for Tots. On December 21, from 9:30am-2:30pm! Guests are encouraged to bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots & to wear unique & outlandish Christmas sweaters. Americana will give a $10 gift card for every toy donated, now through December 21.

Breakfast with Santa

December 21, 2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Breakfast with Santa is a yearly tradition at SCI that brings families and friends together for food, fun, science and Santa!  Enjoy a delicious buffet-style catered meal in the Food Chain Café, decked out especially for the season.  Snap a picture with Santa and share your wish list.  Experience a journey on The Polar Express on Central Iowa’s only six-story IMAX dome screen. Explore SCI, see science demonstrations, live programs… and more!  Reservations required. Tickets on sales soon!

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