Calls, Letters & Cookies for Santa in Des Moines

Calls, Letters + Cookies for Santa in Des Moines 2018

Note: This post has been updated to reflect dates and times for the 2018 season.

Does your kiddo have a letter for Santa? Do they want to receive a letter or phone call from Santa? There are some great opportunities to sign up for. Take a look at the list below. If I am missing your favorite activity contact me!

Bookmark our extensive event calendar to keep track of all the fun holiday events and activities happening all over Des Moines.

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Letters to Santa

Ankeny Parks & Recreation 

Register deadline December 7

Have your child fill out our “Letter to Santa” form and receive a personalized letter back from Santa along with a certificate for being on the nice list! The form will be available at the Parks & Recreation Office or online beginning November 1. Ankeny residents only, please.

North Pole Calling

Clive Parks & Recreation 

December 12 

Santa Claus will be calling children, ages 3 – 7, living in Clive on Wednesday, December 12, between 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Contact the Clive Parks and Recreation office beginning Monday, November 26 for an application.

Santa Day

Clive Parks & Recreation 

December 15 

9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

Clive Firefighters will be escorting Santa aboard Clive fire trucks to special Santa Stops throughout the City. This is the 56th consecutive year! Santa will be handing out candy canes to the children and listening to their Christmas requests. Don’t be late to the Santa Stop nearest you! If you have a child with a disability or who is physically limited and unable to travel,
please contact the Clive Fire Department at 223-1595 and we will arrange for a
special visit.

9:00 a.m. Santa Stops

 Linnan Park (8500 Alice Avenue)
 Clive Aquatics Center (1801 NW 114th Street)
 Living Faith Lutheran Church (2180 NW 142nd Street)

11:00 a.m. Santa Stops

 Indian Hills Junior High (North Green Space at 9400 Sunset Terrace)
 Campbell Park (12385 Woodlands Parkway)
 County Club Glen Park (16335 Sheridan Avenue)

Cookies For Santa

Urbandale Parks & Recreation; Giovannetti Shelter 

December 1

10 to 11 a.m. 

Everyone knows that Santa loves cookies! Join us as we decorate cookies for Santa. Please bring a container to bring cookies home. $12 fee per child, parents free. Register by November 26.

Letters From Santa

Urbandale Parks & Recreation

Register deadline December 7

Enjoy this opportunity to receive a letter from Santa mailed directly to your child. The letter, written in simple, easy to read the language, is a thrilling surprise for any child. It will come in an envelope with Santa’s name on it and return address in the corner. The letter will arrive approximately one week before Christmas. Register with Urbandale Parks & Rec. $2 fee. For ages 10 years and under.

Letters From Santa

Waukee Parks & Recreation

Register November 1 – 21

Because Santa is so busy during this time of year, he asked for Waukee Parks and Recreation’s help! To receive a personalized letter from Santa please register. $5 per child.

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