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2018: Countdown to Christmas in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Waiting and preparing for Christmas can be almost as magical and fun as the holiday itself. Counting down the days builds suspense for the big holiday and rewards your kids with a little surprise for each day of patience in the long, cold month of December. If you’re searching for some fun, festive ways to celebrate, look no further. We’ve gathered 25 events and activities to help your family countdown to Christmas in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

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

Find 2018 Santa Sightings here.

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…

Say, “Thank You Santa!” with a FREE Printable from dsm4kids - dsm4kids.com

The other morning my daughter and I were having a conversation at breakfast and she mentioned something about sending Santa a Christmas Card.  My reaction, “Umm, you didn’t send Santa a Christmas card, you sent him a list of things you want.” “That’s not the same thing.”  Her response, “Well, I told him Merry Christmas.”  Ugh!  Continue Reading…

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day on the Santa Express - dsm4kids.com

Updated October 28, 2018

If you’re looking for a holiday adventure, we’ve got just the ticket! The Santa Express at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is the merriest holiday train experience in Central Iowa, complete with Santa, his elves, hot cocoa and cookies.  The Santa Express doesn’t wait for stragglers, so you’ll want to reserve your tickets ASAP!  Read on to discover more about this memorable holiday train ride adventure.  Continue Reading…