Holiday Fun Guide

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2019 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 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!

Thanksgiving Events and Activities in Des Moines

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Christmas and Holiday Events and Activities in Des Moines

Christmas & Holidays 2019: Best Christmas Light Displays in Des Moines
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Christmas & Holidays 2019: Central Iowa Christmas Tree Farms
2019: Top Things to Do This Holiday and Christmas Season with Des Moines Kids
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It’s Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together at Jester Park Equestrian Center
Tips 4 a Family Fun Day on the Santa Express
Santa Watch! How Kids Can Track Santa in Des Moines
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Book Nook: Books That Celebrate Des Moines and the Tall Corn State
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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Des Moines

The Tastiest Sugar Cookies (EVER)!
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Grandma Gerri’s Molasses Crisps Cookie Recipe
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Winter Themed Classroom Party
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Give Back this Holiday Season in Des Moines

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Charities That Help Kids and Families in Des Moines

Winter Break Resources in Des Moines

10 Children’s Museums in (or Near) Iowa
5 Fun Indoor Activities to Get You Through Winter Break

New Year’s Events and Activities in Des Moines

5 Fun New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Closer Family
Top 10 Tips to Help Children Develop Healthy Habits
20 FUN New Year’s Resolutions 4 Des Moines Families
Host a Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Bash
2 Holiday Appetizers Even Kids Will Like
5 New Year’s Mocktails 4 Kids