3rd Annual Sips and Snacks Holiday Tour


4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 around Van Meter


The Van Meter Community Development Corporation is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Sips and Snacks Holiday Tour on Dec. 7. Tour the local businesses while enjoying food and drinks. Start your tour at the The Law Shop. Tickets are $5 per person and can be picked up at The Law Shop.


A free shuttle bus will be circulating during the tour. Also be sure to shop the Van Meter Winter Market from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 403 and enjoy the After Party at GroVer Flavors. Visit the Van Meter Community Development Corporation Facebook page for more information.


Waukee’s Wonderland


9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8 at People’s Bank


Join Peoples Bank to meet Santa and His Real Reindeer at the 12th Annual Waukee Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 8. Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. People’s Bank is located at 1185 SE University Ave.


Minburn Heated Garage Sale


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Legion Hall, 319 Baker St., Minburn


A heated garage sale will be held on Dec. 8 in Minburn. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the Central Iowa Bible Camp, north of Earlham in Dallas County. Sale items include videos, books, games, stuffed animals, kitchen items, jewelry, tools, sewing items and more.


Woodward Holiday Bazaar


10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Social Center, 218 S Main St., Woodward


A Holiday Bazaar will be held on Dec. 8 at the Woodward Social Center. Come do your holiday shopping while supporting small businesses. Vendors include Young Living, Thirty-One, Color Street, Tallhia Designs/Lipsence, Tupperware, Norex, LulaRoe, Paparazzi and more.


Van Meter Chili Feed and Santa


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at American Legion Hall


The Van Meter Firefighter Association will host its Firehouse Chili Feed on Saturday, Dec. 8 at American Legion Hall. Warm up from the cold with chili, cornbread, dessert, coffee, hot chocolate. $5 per person.


The Van Meter Fire Department will be hosting Santa Claus prior to the chili feed. Stop by and see Santa, receive a goody bag and get your picture taken from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Veterans Reception Center, 910 Main St.


A Christmas Carol Tea


2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Waukee Public Library


Join the library for warm tea and tasty delights in celebration of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ much-loved “A Christmas Carol.” As entertainment, the Top Hat Carolers will be singing all of your favorite carols while dressed in Victorian era costume. High tea finery or Victorian costumes are encouraged but not required. This is an Adult event, however children and teens in 3rd grade and up are welcome but must be accompanied by a guardian. Registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Waukee Public Library Friends Foundation. Registration will begin three weeks before the event.


Hometown Christmas


4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 down Walnut Street in Dallas Center


Mark your calendars to join the Seasonal Fun Committee at Dallas Center’s Hometown Christmas from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 8 for Santa, activities, food, carolers and a great, free family event. Look for more details on the Seasonal Fun Committee’s Facebook page.