Welcome to Pleasantville

Located only 25 miles southeast of Des Moines in central Marion County, Iowa, Pleasantville offers a a small-town feel with large town amenities.

With a variety of services, businesses, restaurants and more in Pleasantville, we encourage you to visit and take a look around to see what our community offers!

Christmas in the Park

November 30th – December 1
December 7 – 8
Festival of Lights in the Park

Drive through the Cora Shadle Park to enjoy the Festival of Lights.
Beginning at 5:00 pm each night, Cora Shadle Park will be lit up with Christmas displays.  Christmas Magic is sponsored this year by McKay Insurance, Michelle Greene, MidAmerican Energy, Peoples Bank, and Smokey Row.  Santa’s Helper sponsors are Accura Healthcare of Pleasantville, AutoKraft, D & D Autobody, Knoxville Hy-Vee, Maechen LTD., McCarty Roofing, Pleasantville Baptist Church, Sally & Leland VanderLinden, Stubbs Mechanical, Wagner Miller, Webb Shadle Library, and Weichman Pig.

December 8
Santa & Mrs. Clause in the Park

Santa and Mrs. Clause will be at the shelter house from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by to get a picture taken with Santa, and let Mrs. Clause help decorate a cookie to take home. You’ll also want to check out the shelter house to see it decorated for Christmas.

You’ve never seen the shelter house like this before, and won’t be disappointed! Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, and listen to carolers from our local churches sing holiday favorites!

For more information, download the flyer or e-mail Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org.