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Jolly Holiday Lights

November 25, 2014 - January 1, 2015 - 5:30 pm at Waterworks Park
1398 Fleur Drive

Light Up a Child’s Life® at Jolly Holiday Lights, a great holiday tradition! Bundle up the family and enjoy a 3.5 mile ride through magical light displays. 100% of admission fees go directly to Make-A-Wish® Iowa!

Tree Of Life Display

December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014 - All Day at Animal Rescue League
5452 NE 22nd Street

www.arl-iowa.org

The Animal Rescue League’s annual Tree of Life display runs December 1-31 each year. Visit any ARL location or any of the businesses on the list below to place your donation under the tree & enjoy 10% off your Animal House retail store purchase at ARL Main or ARL South!Don’t have the time to run around town with all of your holiday errands?

Mary Poppins

December 5, 2014 - December 28, 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street

www.dmplayhouse.com

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this is the story of the Banks family and how their lives change when the practically perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives at their home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.

Mary Poppins

December 5, 2014 - December 28, 2014 - 12:00 am at Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street

Wednesdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.

www.dmplayhouse.com

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this is the story of the Banks family and how their lives change when the practically perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives at their home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.

A Christmas Carol

December 17, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - All Day at Kum & Go Theater @ DMSC
9th and Cherry Streets

$15 – $30; family packages available

www.RTIowa.com

All That Holiday Jazz featuring Sue Oatts

December 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Drake University Turner Jazz Center
2505 Carpenter Avenue

www.tcjo.org

Stay toasty and warm in the Turner Jazz Center as we celebrate the winter solstice with some familiar tunes and some new material sung in style by Minneapolis star, Ms.Sue Oatts! Nobody charms an audience like Sue, and nobody delivers a better performance, so we’re always looking forward to this night! Hot beverages and light snacks will be available!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org

Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!

Santa Express

December 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th st.

Enjoy a one hour plus round trip ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s Boone Depot to the North Pole. Enroute, you will be served hot chocolate and a cookie, and receive a special gift from Santa himself. Arrive in your pajamas, and enjoy a great adventure!

Energy vs Grand Rapids

December 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

IA Energy vs Grand Rapids

December 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.

Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Show

December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue

www.hoytsherman.org

Celebrate the holiday season at this popular holiday show. Greg, Mark, Jared, and Shaun have arranged a fantastic a cappella show, fun for any age!

Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Show

December 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue

www.hoytsherman.org

Celebrate the holiday season at this popular holiday show. Greg, Mark, Jared, and Shaun have arranged a fantastic a cappella show, fun for any age!

Winter Solstice Concert

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

Winter Solstice Concert

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

Ticket on sale soon

MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY!

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.

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.”

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.

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