Celebrate the Holidays in Des Moines

Find the best places to see Christmas lights, where to see Santa,
where to shop for holiday gifts, and more!

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December Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

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Hooray for the holidays! We’re more than ready for a little Christmas cheer! From drive-through light displays to streaming live theater events, there is...
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Why I Never Miss Festival of Trees and Lights + a Giveaway

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Blank Children's Hospital's Festival of Trees and Lights will always hold a special place in my family's heart. A few days ago my youngest...
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25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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It’s 9 p.m. and you just crawled into bed after another exhausting day of parenting. You start to drift off when suddenly you’re jolted...
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Holiday Gifts for Busy Moms

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The holiday season is here! If you're anything like me, I've already put my tree up before Thanksgiving because let's face it; we could...
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Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide

The Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide is here to help you find the best dentist for your child. All local pediatric dentists compiled in one place.
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Des Moines Shop Local Gift Guide

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Supporting local businesses is one of our favorite things to do ALL YEAR and it is especially important this year! Check out our great...
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Christmas Tree Farms Near Des Moines

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Nothing compares to having a real Christmas tree. Your house smells amazing and picking it out is half the fun! Start a family tradition...
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Choosing Thankfulness….Even In A Pandemic

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With a new year in sight, most of us are simply counting down the days until 2020 is OVER, am I right?!? Forget about...
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Creating the Best Holiday in the Craziest Year EVER!

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With each passing day, we inch closer and closer to Santa soaring through the sky to deliver goodies to all the good boys and...
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Where to See Santa in Des Moines

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It's the most wonderful time of the year—Santa is coming to Des Moines! You can still get cute photos of your kids with Santa...

Ideas for Holiday Volunteering and Giving in Des Moines

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The holidays are a great time to give back and pay your good fortune forward. 2020 has been a hard year for many and...

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Activities for Kids Stuck at Home

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Being a parent is exceedingly difficult right now. In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are concerned about keeping their families and...

5 Best Places to See Fall Leaves in Central Iowa

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Central Iowa is beautiful this time of year! If checking out fall color is on your bucket list, check out one of these spots....

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