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Santa's North Pole Village


  • Santa’s North Pole Village Craft Sale is one of the most popular craft shows in Iowa.
  • The event features hand-crafted items such as jewelry, furniture, clothing, holiday decor and more.
  • There are over 250 exhibitors at this event; it's so big we use three Ankeny Schools!
  • With three locations, we even provide a shuttle bus to take you from school to school.

A huge one day annual event!

Santa’s North Pole Village Craft Sale (SNPV) is one of the most popular craft shows in Iowa, featuring hand-crafted items such as jewelry, furniture, clothing and holiday decor. There are about 250 exhibitors at this event, from fine art crafters to jewelry and candle makers, and more. Local non-profit organizations offer food and drinks for sale, and the shuttle will take you from location to location all day for only a dollar. The cafeterias at each school open at 8 am and there is an array of food vendors throughout the event as well.

This event is the Ankeny Art Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This event began several decades ago as a means to raise operational funds for the Ankeny Art Center as well as financial support for other local nonprofit groups. This event has been an Ankeny tradition for 36 years!


36th Annual Santa's North Pole Village Craft Show

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017     Hours: 9am-4pm
  • Admission: $5. Shuttle buses are available.
  • Three locations:
  • Northview Middle School: 1302 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023   Map it!
  • Parkview Middle School: 105 NW Pleasant, Ankeny, IA 50023   Map it!
  • Prairie Ridge Middle School: 1010 NW Prairie Ridge Dr., Ankeny, IA 50023   Map it!


If you are a vendor looking for an application, click here! Applications will be avaiable in Mid February.

Click Here to see our list of the 2016 vendors. The list of vendors will be updated late October prior to this year's event.

Click Here For $1.00 off Admission

Advanced admission tickets will be avaiable here at a later date.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank AgVision, Plot Twist Bookstore, Memory Bound, Leaning Tower Pizza, Cumulus Radio and 101.7FM for sponsoring Santa's North Pole Village in 2016. We are extremely grateful for the contributions and support of these local businesses that help keep this important event in Ankeny!