The holidays are right around the corner in Des Moines! Get in the holiday spirit with Des Moines Performing Arts and all the seasonal shows they have to offer including the wonderful, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, December 22 and 23!   Cirque...
Kick off the holidays at a Christmas tree lighting happening in and around Des Moines. Bundle up the family and get ready to enjoy the lights.  Christmas Tree Lightings Nov 17 | Holiday Promenade, East Village 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kick off...
Get in the holiday spirit and have your kids write letters to Santa. Drop them off at one of these locations around Des Moines and they will even get a response from Santa by Christmas!  USPS If you’re hoping to send your...
Santa is coming to Des Moines! Make a list, check it twice, and head out to see Santa. From the traditional mall Santa to festivals and events, if your family loves a trip to see Santa, this is your...
It's not the holidays without treats! Get your sugar fix and celebrate with family and friends over a tray of cookies. And don't stop at cookies, there are muffins, cakes, pies and more to be had. You can also grab...
As moms, I think we can agree that all the stuff that comes with the holidays can be overwhelming! This year, create meaningful experiences for your kids and family while supporting local businesses. Share this guide with friends and family....
I think what makes December such a special month isn't just that holidays are coming up at the end of the month, it's that we set aside time for family traditions. Here are a few of our favorites that...
'Tis the season to see holiday lights in Des Moines. From large-scale installations to neighborhood displays, enjoy the beautiful lights on a chilly night. Hop in your warm car or bundle up to stroll through these magical displays. The best...
Who loves the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree? There are many wonderful, local farms to support here in Central Iowa. Spend a day selecting your perfect tree and maybe enjoying some hot cocoa and other amenities. Where to...
Now is the time to start thinking about holiday giving. This year brought tighter budgets to many as prices of gas, groceries, and everything in between increased significantly. These daily expenses will definitely bring challenges for many during the...

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