Winter Fun Guide

Des Moines Winter Fun Guide

With the cooler temps you may just want to curl up and stay inside. Don’t let the weather keep you home! There’s plenty to do in Des Moines this winter with the kids, from museums and theater shows, to new classes and indoor play spaces, and of course winter sports like hockey. Embrace the season with a fun winter outing from our Winter Fun Guide.

Our Winter Fun Guide launches early in the season, a bit before all of the winter events have been announced, so check back often as we will be continuing to update the Winter Fun Guide throughout the season!

You can also visit our Events Calendar to find even more options.

Winter Holidays and Celebrations

Ninja Warrior Birthday Parties at TGR Fitness in Des Moines

Host Your Kid’s Next Birthday Paw-ty at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Play this Winter in Des Moines

Create a Box Full of Local Adventures for Your Des Moines Kids

It’s Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together at Jester Park Equestrian Center

Encourage Kids to Put a Little Love Out into the World

7 Places to Shake Up Winter in Des Moines

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Where to Ski, Snowboard and Tube Within a Short Drive of Des Moines

Sport Spotlight: Winter Ski Sports in Des Moines

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Learn this Winter in Des Moines

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Eat & Shop this Winter in Des Moines

A Hearty Beef Stew for a Cold Winter’s Night

Hot Spots for a Warm Beverage in Des Moines

Take Restaurant Night Up a Notch with a Progressive Dinner

Stay Healthy this Winter in Des Moines

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11 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy all Winter Long

Stay Active this Winter with Fun Indoor Activities