Van Meter Sips and Samples

4:30-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 around Van Meter.

Van Meter Community Development Corporation is hosting the annual Sips and Samples around Van Meter on Dec. 6. Complimentary food & bevererages will be provided by businesses on your route. An After Party starts at 8 p.m. at the Legion. There is a $5 entry fee. Find more details at

Adel Sip and Sample

5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 around Adel.

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Sip and Sample event on Dec. 6. Various businesses will have items to sample throughout the night. Cheer Cards can be picked up at Harvey’s Greenhouse or Modville. The event will also include local authors and a craft show from 2-5 p.m. at the Adel Public Library, wreath lighting and carolers on the Square at 5:30 p.m. carriage rides at Restoration Harmony, visits with Santa from 5:30-8 p.m. at Adel Dentral Group and more. Visit the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more details.

Adel Breakfast with Santa

8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Adel Fire Department.

Santa is excited to see the kids and hear their wish lists! Boy Scout Troop 152 will be cooking breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Fun activities will be held from 9-11 a.m. Free-will donations during the event are greatly appreciated and will benefit both the Boy Scouts and the Fire Department Association.

Granger Breakfast with Santa

8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Community Center, 2200 Walnut St., Granger.

The Granger Emergency Services Auxiliary is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, donuts, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds from this free-will donation breakfast will be used to purchase supplies and provide training for the fire department. Santa will visit from 9-10 a.m. Each child will get the opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a special treat from him. There will e a vendor fair from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. featuring a large selection of vendors. Please come and support your local fire and EMS departments!

Santa at Archers Home Center

9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Archers Home Center, 618 Greene St., Adel.

Santa will be arriving at Archers Home Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa, decorate cookies and more.

Van Meter Visit with Santa

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at American Legion, 910 Main St., Van Meter.

Your Van Meter Fire Department will be bringing Santa to the Legion. Each child will receive a bag of goodies and can have their picture taken with Santa. Stick around for the Chili Feed and the Van Meter Farmers Winter Market.

Van Meter Chili Feed

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at American Legion, Van Meter.

Warm up from the cold with chili, corn bread, dessert, coffee and hot chocolate on Saturday, Dec. 7. The cost is $5. Van Meter Fire and Rescue appreciates your support.

De Soto Holiday Party

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at De Soto Intermediate School.

The annual holiday party will be held on Dec. 7. Come visit Santa, decorate cookies and make some crafts with the De Soto Public Library & De Soto Fire & Rescue! All ages are welcome.

Hometown Christmas

4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 around Dallas Center.

Join the Seasonal Fun Committee for a night of holiday joy for everyone! Enjoy caroling & lots of activities to get everyone in the holiday spirit for the season throughout Walnut Street! Make sure to bring a Food Pantry donation to be entered in the prize drawing & remember to check out the Dallas Center & Dallas County Giving Trees. Find the full schedule at

A Day of Christmas Cheer

5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Minburn.

Come celebrate the Holiday’s with Minburn Library. There will be a free-will donation soup supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Minburn Methodist Church. The menus includes chili and chicken noodle soups, crackers, carrots, celery and homemade pies. The soup supper will be followed by Nativity lighting (Meek Park Stage) at 6:30 p.m., cookie decorating and Santa and Mrs. Claus visit at 7. All community members are encouraged to attend.

Woodward Tree Lighting

1-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Woodward.

In conjunction with this Festival of Wreaths, a cookie and candy sale will run from 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Woodward Public Library. Wreath bid winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Social Center. The lighting of the town tree in Mural Plaza will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7, followed by a visit from Santa in the Social Center.

Festival of Trees, Tea Room, Quilt Show

11-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Adel First Christian Church, 2018 North Nile Kinnick Dr.

The Adel First Christian Church is hosting a Festival of Trees and Tea Room on Sunday, Dec. 8. Soup and fancy desserts will be served for $11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fancy desserts and beverages will be served for $5 from 2-4 p.m. A quilt show will also be held from 1-4 p.m. upstairs in the sanctuary.

Adel Holiday Home Tour

1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 around Adel.

Come explore the Adel community! Tour five beautiful homes celebrating the holidays on the Adel Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 8. You can also pop over to the First Christian Church for some delicious soup or dessert while taking in their many Christmas trees on display and the beautiful quilts. Tickets for the Adel Holiday Home Tour are $10 each. You can grab them locally in Adel at 1 of 3 locations (Harvey’s Greenhouse, Lincoln Savings Bank, or Adel Health Mart on the square). OR you can grab them at the Raccoon Valley Community House starting at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8, the day of the tour. Ticket proceeds to be used for promotional efforts for Adel to support our local businesses, growth, and tourism.

Online link to purchase tickets:

Grimes Holiday Celebration

4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Grimes Community Complex.

Join us with our Presenting Sponsor: State Farm Insurance - Andrea Sabus at the Grimes Community Complex for a Holiday Celebration! Santa & Mrs. Claus, hot cocoa, cookies, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon artist, silent auction, bake sale by Girl Scout Troop 808 and dance entertainment by Grimes Superstars and Inspiring Dance. Find more details at