Holiday Fun Guide

2018 Holiday Fun Guide -

2018 Des Moines Holiday Fun Guide

If you’re looking for holiday fun in Des Moines, look no further than our Holiday Fun Guide! This list features everything from Santa sightings and light displays to one-of-a-kind events like the Santa Express and festive stage performances, like The Nutcracker.

You can also visit our Events Calendar or sign up to receive our Weekend Fun Guide to find out about even more holiday events and activities happening in Des Moines.

And, please be sure to check back often as we are continually adding more event information throughout the Holiday season!

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