We love supporting local businesses! Check out this gift guide to some of our favorite Des Moines shops and businesses to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. The annual Holiday Promenade will return to the Historic East...
A cookie plate is essential to the holiday season. Leave the baking to the professionals and put out an impressive spread this year while supporting local! And don't stop at cookies, there are muffins, cakes, pies and more to be...
Another holiday season is upon us! As soon as the calendar turns to November, this mama is preparing to deck the halls and binge watch holiday movies. Like most moms, I’m also gearing up for a stressful season of...
We received a holiday toy catalog in the mail in mid-September. I quickly took it straight from the mailbox to my super secret hiding space so the kids wouldn’t find it. I should’ve known better. An hour later, the catalog...
As moms, I think we can agree that all the stuff that comes with the holidays can be overwhelming! This year we encourage you to create meaningful experiences for your kids and family while supporting local businesses. Share this guide...
Smile! Santa's coming to town. Make a special trip to see Santa and don't forget your list. Or, if you want to just enjoy time around Santa, check out one of the fun holiday events with activities, Santa, and...
Is heading out to a Christmas tree farm part of your holiday tradition? There are so many wonderful, local farms to support here in Central Iowa. Spend a day selecting your perfect tree and maybe enjoying some hot cocoa...
If the idea of cooking and cleaning up a huge Thanksgiving meal does not sound like your idea of a holiday, why not go out to eat? Several restaurants in the metro offer Thanksgiving meals or skip the traditional...
Spend more time with family this year and less time in the kitchen, get your holiday meal catered! There are many tasty options around the Des Moines metro from grocery stores to restaurants. So if you don't like to cook...
The holidays are a great time to give back and pay your good fortune forward. 2022 brought tighter budgets to many as prices of gas, groceries, and everything in-between increased significantly. These daily expenses will definitely bring challenges for...

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Things to do in Des Moines in December 2022

It's a magical time of year for kids and adults alike. Relish it with seasonal events. There are so many things to do in...