Jolly Holiday Lights

November 25, 2014 - January 1, 2015 - 5:30 pm at Waterworks Park
2201 George Flagg Pkwy

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
all locations

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

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.

Concert featuring works by women composers

December 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

Make your holidays even more special with an evening of holiday music by women composers.

The concert will feature vocal music of many our finest women composers ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century – this concert will be a combined performance and lecture on an often bypassed study of classical music history – the influence and history of women composers and what they have brought, and continue to bring too classical music. The performers are all members of the Faith Lutheran Church Music Department and vocal students of Dr. David Johnson, Director of Music at Faith. A free-will offering will be collected.


Christmas Eve worship services

December 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm at

We will hold our Christmas Eve services featuring candlelight worship and communion at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on December 24 and Festival Worship at 10 a.m. on December 25.

Festival Worship

December 25, 2014 - 10:00 am at

Traditional Christmas worship featuring Bev Duffy playing the church’s Dobson pipe organ and piano duets.

Funny Bone presents Willie Farrell

December 26, 2014 - December 28, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Funny Bone Comedy Club
560 S Prairie View Drive

For information/tickets:

Iowa Grade School & Jr. High Wrestling Tournament

December 28, 2014 - 9:00 am at Iowa State Fairgrounds – Jacobson Exhibition Center
E 30th Street & E University Avenue

State Wrestling Tournament for 8th Grade and under. For all additional information (registration, weigh-ins) regarding this event, please visit the website.

Art in the Garden – Leaf Printing with a Twist

December 29, 2014 - 10:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Artists of all ages will be inspired by the scents and shapes of their favorite scented geraniums. Put your creativity to the test and choose between making a bookmark or a flexagon (older artists) using scented geranium leaves to print your own design.

Miniature Gardening

December 29, 2014 - 10:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Attention all fairies, pixies and gnomes! Come to the Botanical Garden this December for a mystical experience. Learn about fairies and gnomes and their hidden garden realms. Create your own miniature world with plants and other natural materials to attract fairies to your garden at home.

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