Christmas Tree Lightings in Des Moines

Christmas tree lighting in Des Moines
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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 the shopping season with the tree lighting at the annual Holiday Promenade.

Nov 17 | Santa’s Arrival, Holiday Tree Lighting, and Fireworks, Jordan Creek Amphitheater
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nov 17 | Jolly Holiday Lights Kick Off Ceremoony, Outlets of Des Moines
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The lighting of the 2023 lights for the first time with a lights to music show.

Nov 24–26 | Festival of Trees and Lights, Iowa Events Center
See the most beautifully decorated trees at this fundraiser for Blank Children’s Hospital.

Nov 24 | Tree Lighting at Holiday Hullabaloo, 10320 Hickman Rd, Clive
10 a.m.
Opening day at Holiday Hullabaloo includes a tree lighting, santa, live reindeer, and so much more! 

Nov 25 | Christmas in Olde Town, Altoona
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy live music, walking tours, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, a light show, and a special appearance from Santa.

Dec 1 | Mayor’s Tree Lighting, Clive City Hall
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dec 2 | Mayor’s Tree Lighting, Town Square Park in the District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny
Tree lighting at 6 p.m.; fireworks at 6:30 p.m.

 Looking for more festive fun in Des Moines? Check out these holiday guides.

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