Holidays at the Town Center

Mark your calendars for Holidays at the Town Center on Saturday, December 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Johnston Town Center (6245 Merle Hay Rd.). 

This annual celebration of holiday spirit will feature the community tree lighting, an exciting visit with Santa and his reindeer, free ice skating, samples from local businesses and more! 

If you wish to be part of the event, please contact Communications Director Janet Wilwerding at 515-727-7781 or email Janet

What: Holidays at the Town Center
When: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Where: 6245 Merle Hay Rd.
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Schedule of events:

  • 4:00 p.m. - Santa arrives
  • 4:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Dancer's Theatre/Midwest Youth Performing Arts Center
  • 4:30 p.m. FREE Dunkin' Donuts (while supplies last)
  • 5:00 p.m. - Community tree lighting
  • 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. - The Unaccompanied Minors performance

Activities throughout the event:

  • Santa and his reindeer
  • Cookie decorating sponsored by Northpoint Church
  • Reindeer making food sponsored by the Johnston Public Library
  • Free ice skating on the synthetic rink
  • Neon Heart Salon will be offering “Holiday Festival Hair” they will have tinsel and other ribbons to incorporate into braids and simple hairstyles
  • Holiday kids games with First Baptist Church

Check out special offers at the Johnston Town Center:

Backpocket Pin & Pixel will be operating the FREE skate rentals and offering a special holiday menu out of the concessions building.

Backpocket Pin & Pixel Concessions Menu: 

  • FREE skate rentals
  • FREE hot chocolate
  • Cheese and pepperoni pizza slices ($3)
  • Specialty pizza slices ($4) 

Blue Bean Polar Express Menu

  • Peppermint Mocha
  • S'mores Hot Chocolate
  • Chai-nog
  • Brewed Coffee

The Cork 50131 Holiday Event Menu:

  • Candy Cane Wine Flight (2 red, 2 white) at the happy hour price ($20)
  • Spiced Cider Sangria ($8)
  • Grinch Mimosa ($8)
  • Live music by Patricia Sue Holly at 7:30 p.m.
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