Santa Claus is coming to town, but where can you spot the jolly fellow?
From photo ops to brunching with St. Nicholas, there are plenty of chances to see Santa this Holiday Season right here in the Des Moines / Waukee area!
Peoples Trust & Savings Bank
10th Annual Magic of Christmas, come meet Santa and his REAL reindeer at PTSB. (Check back for date and time.)
Location: 1185 SE University Avenue
Jordan Creek Town Center: Younkers Court Lower Level
Location: 101 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
Hours: November 19th – December 24th, Monday – Saturday: Noon to 8pm; Sunday: Noon to 6pm
Special Hours: December 10th: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM; December 16th-23rd: 9am to 9pm
Merle Hay Mall: Lower Level
Location: 1551 Valley W Drive #400, West Des Moines, IA
Hours: November 12th – December 24th, Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm; Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Special Hours: Christmas Eve, 10am to 2pm
Bass Pro Shops: Santa’s Wonderland
Location: 1000 Bass Pro Drive NW, Altoona, IA
Hours: November 13 – December 24th, Monday – Saturday: 10am to 8pm; Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Blank Park Zoo: Santa & Reindeer at the Zoo
Location: Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA
Dates: December 10th and 17th
Extras: You will get a chance to take your picture with Santa AND enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, explore the wonders of the Zoo and write letters to the North Pole!
Jester Park Equestrian Center: Pony Express to Santa
Location: 11171 NW 103rd Ct, Granger, IA
Dates: December 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th starting at 11am
Extras: Enjoy fun with Santa, including games, a pony ride through Santa’s wonderland and a chance to take a photo and chat with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Oh and of course there will be hot cocoa and cookies!
Science Center of Iowa: Breakfast with Santa
Location: 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA
Dates: Saturday, December 17th or Sunday, December 18th from 8am to Noon
Extras: Reserve your table for a chance to eat breakfast with Santa! Also enjoy a special screening of the holiday classic, The Polar Express and a chance to take your picture with Santa!