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 37 years!