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    Jolly Holiday Lights

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

    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 Des Moines,

    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 Des Moines, IA

    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 Des Moines,

    $15 – $30; family packages available

    www.RTIowa.com

    Funny Bone presents Pete Lee

    December 17, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Funny Bone Comedy Club
    560 S Prairie View Drive West Des Moines, IA

    www.funnybonedm.com

    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

    December 19, 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center’s Stoner Theater
    221 Walnut St Des Moines, IA

    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!

    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

    December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center’s Stoner Theater
    221 Walnut St Des Moines, IA

    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 Woodlawn Avenue Des Moines, IA

    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 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
    1501 Woodlawn Avenue Des Moines, IA

    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 Parking lot of First Christian Church
    2500 University Ave., Des Moines,

    Winter Solstice Concert

    December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Parking lot of First Christian Church
    2500 University Ave., Des Moines,

    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 Street Des Moines, IA

    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 Des Moines,

    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 Johnston,

    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 Des Moines, IA

    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 Des Moines,

    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.

    Iowa LEGO Users Group Meet-Up

    December 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
    401 W MLK Jr Parkway Des Moines, IA

    www.sciowa.org

    Join the Iowa LEGO Users Group (IowaLUG) from 2 – 4 p.m. on third Sunday of every month for some free building and LEGO discussion! What is LUG? A LEGO Users Group is simply a community of LEGO enthusiasts who meet up regularly to be social, share ideas, trade parts, build on collaborative projects, plan awesome events and generally share in the hobby.

    Concert featuring works by women composers

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

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

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