Support the Children's Cancer Connection by getting your gifts wrapped at Valley West Mall. Now through December 24th, the Children's Cancer Connection Gift Wrap booth will be open during mall hours to help you with your holiday wrapping needs. They are located on the lower level in the Von Maur Court area. Bring in your gifts and choose from about a dozen different wraps. Absolutely all proceeds go directly to the Children's Cancer Connection to help children and families right here in Iowa. 

Santa will be in Center Court visiting with boys and girls from Saturday, November 16th through Wednesday, December 24.

Train Tickets are just $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

Santa's Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Christmas Eve Hours:

  • Santa: 10am to Noon
  • Train: 10am to 4pm


Santa's Helpful Hints

Santa's Cookie Breaks:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:30-1:30 and 4:30 to 5:30
  • Sunday: 2:00-3:00


  • You may take your own photo or video or your child’s visit. A floor sticker with "Photo Spot" are reserved for the parents of the visiting children. You may take one photo of your own or video from this spot.
  • If you are interested in having your childs photo taken by our staff just let us know. Our staff will get that special photo for you.

Evening Line Closures:

  • Please keep in mind that Santa visits with guests until 8pm Monday-Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. During high volume days we must close the line to new visitors at times up to 1/2 hour or more prior to close to ensure that everyone in line will get a chance to visit prior to closing time.

If your child is apprehensive about visiting Santa, stop by to visit a few times prior to the photo session. This will ensure that your child is willing to sit and visit so that you can get the perfect photo.

Photo Packages Available:

  • A: Two 5x7's, Eight Wallets, Four 3x5’s, All your Images on USB with Photo Release,  Plus a Free Gift – $39.99
  • B: Two 5x7's, Four Wallets, Two 3x5's -  $29.99
  • C: One 5x7, and All Images on USB with Photo Release - $26.99
  • D: One 5x7 & Four Wallets - $21.99
  • E: One 3x5, Plus Two Photos in Two Key Chains - $16.99
  • F: One 5 x 7 - $11.99

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Cash Accepted.

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Cash Accepted.

All photos are copyright protected and can only be reproduced with the purchase of "A" or "C" packages. 



Special Extended Holiday Shopping Hours for Valley West Mall:

  • Thursday, November 27th: 6pm to Midnight
  • Friday, November 28: Midnight to 9pm
  • Saturday, November 29: 9am to 9pm
  • Sunday, November 30: 11am to 6pm
  • Monday, December 1- Saturday, December 6:10am to 9pm
  • Sunday, December 7: 11am to 6pm
  • Monday, December 8- Friday, December 12: 10am to 9pm
  • Saturday, December 13: 9am to 9pm
  • Sunday, December 14: 10am to 7pm
  • Monday, December 15-Thursday, December 18: 9am to 10pm
  • Friday, December 19 - Saturday, December 20: 8am to 10pm
  • Sunday, December 21: 10am to 7pm
  • Monday, December 22: 8am to 10pm 
  • Tuesday, December 23: 8am to 10pm
  • Wednesday, December 24: 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, December 25: Closed
  • Friday, December 26: 8am to 9pm
  • Wednesday, December 31: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday, January 1: 10am to 5pm

All days not listed are Mon-Sat 10am to 9pm and Sun: 11am to 6pm
Department store hours may vary.

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