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2017 Nutcracker Performances in Central Iowa – dsm4kids.com

It’s one of the world’s most beloved ballets, and quite often the first ballet experience for children. It’s the Nutcracker – and if you’re thinking about taking your kids to see it this holiday season, you’ve got a few options to choose from! Here’s our 2017 roundup of Nutcracker performances in Central Iowa. Continue Reading…

2017 Holiday Event Guide 4 Kids + Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The Christmas season is just around the corner and Des Moines is coming alive with the holiday spirit. Festive events in Des Moines are fantastic ways for families to make memories. Whether you’re seeking a community celebration or looking for a jolly holiday concert or stage performance, we’ve got you covered with our 2017 Holiday Event Guide. Check out all these incredible seasonal celebrations and have a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Also be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide, Where to Visit Santa in Des Moines, our Calendar, and more articles to come! Continue Reading…

2017 Where Kids Can Visit Santa in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

He’s holly and jolly and popping up all over the Des Moines metro. Santa Claus is the man of the hour and we’ve rounded up a list of places your kids can find him in Des Moines this holiday season!  Also see our Holiday Fun Guide, 2017 Holiday Event Guide or Events Calendar for even more festive events and activities happening around town. Continue Reading…

2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids & Families - dsm4kids.com

The holiday season ushers in a lot of big budget films for our movie going pleasure. But at this hectic time of year, who has time to search out the kid-pleasing and family friendly titles? We do! Below you’ll find 14 family-friendly films to put on your movie wish list this holiday season. Here’s your 2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids and Families.

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5 Des Moines Neighborhoods That Make Supporting Small Business Saturday Easy - dsm4kids.com

Small Business Saturday is now in its eighth official year.  It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating local communities across the country. Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on November 25th. Continue Reading…

2017 Thanksgiving Weekend Planner in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to enjoy family time and entertain guests. Luckily, Thanksgiving weekend is teeming with family- and kid-friendly events and activities, including many holiday kick-off celebrations. Here’s a few ideas on how to make the most of your Thanksgiving weekend in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Veteran’s Day Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Veteran’s Day gives us an opportunity to say thank you to all the men and women who have fought to protect America’s freedom! And, if you are a veteran, you can enjoy discounts at a few local attractions, in Des Moines. Read on for a few of our favorite ways for the whole family to celebrate our country, city, history and American heroes this Veteran’s Day in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

If you believe October is all about the costumes and the candy, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up a list of Halloween events happening this month in Des Moines and beyond that are all about the tricks and treats. So, don’t wait until Beggar’s Night to get that costume on, celebrate all month long with these trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat events in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Halloween Events and Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Halloween brings tons of festivities to the Des Moines metro. From trick-or-treat events that encourage kids to get dressed up in their favorite costumes to fall extravaganzas full of candy and crafts, there are tons of ways to celebrate Halloween throughout October. Check out our list of Halloween events and activities for kids in Des Moines, if you dare… Continue Reading…

Beggar’s Night 2017 in Des Moines & Surrounding Communities - dsm4kids.com

Put the costumes on your kiddos and hit the streets in Des Moines and surrounding communities! Trick or Treating on Beggar’s Night is a rite of passage for Des Moines kids. Unlike other places, each local municipality in Central Iowa designates the specific date and time of their Beggar’s Night and when kids can tell their jokes and gather up their sweet treats. Read on to find out when your little ghouls and goblins can trick or treat on Beggar’s Night in your neighborhood. Continue Reading…

2017 Ultimate Guide to Fall Story Times in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

There’s no question reading aloud to kids is good for them. In fact, research shows kids benefit from being read to as early as birth! Lucky for you, Des Moines boasts plenty of opportunities for your kids to hear their favorite books. And, it’s not just public libraries that offer these fun events. You can find someone reading stories aloud in the darndest places, including the Iowa Historical Museum and at ARL. Lastly, did we mention they’re all FREE! Check out our list.   Continue Reading…

A Perfect Fall Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

After summer, fall is my next favorite season in Des Moines. A perfect fall day to me, isn’t anything too complicated.  Something good to eat (always tops on my list😉), a little bit of outdoor time or a quick day trip to a fun local attraction, will do the trick. To help you enjoy the magic of the season, here are few ways to spend a perfect fall day in Des Moines with your family. Continue Reading…