Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Reiman Gardens' Winter Wonderscape to bring you the 2022 Holiday Lights Guide. Holiday lights come but once a year, so get out and see some of the impressive displays around the metro...
Do you love baking during the holidays? Cookies are a quintessential treat for celebrating the season. Having a plate of cookies or other holiday treats on the counter for guests or just an extra special snack for your household...
Finding gifts for guys can be hard. With a husband, two sons, a dad, two brothers, two father-in-laws, uncles and even a great-grandpa-in law, I have a lot of guys in my life to buy gifts for. So, what...
When the weather outside is frightful, a movie sounds so delightful! From animated to comedy to classic, check this list twice for our top, family-friendly holiday movies. And when it's mom's turn to choose the movie, we have a...
Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2022 Holiday Markets and Craft Show guide. November 20 | Fall Makers Market, Jester Park Nature Center 12130 NW 128th St, Granger 11 a.m. –...
Christmas traditions are some of the best memories a mom can have with her kids. One of my favorites is making salt dough ornaments and letting the kids paint them. So many cookie cutter choices and the are colors...
For many, this time of year evokes images of pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and goblins - all things traditional when you think of Halloween. But there's a different kind of tradition that exists this time of year. Día de los...
Want to celebrate Halloween all October long? You are in luck! There are myriad events to mark the spooky season. Start by heading out to a pumpkin patch to start your decorating, then really get in the spirit with...
I didn’t grow up in Central Iowa, so when I bought a house in Des Moines I was new to the concept of Beggars' Night. (Traditionally October 30 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.) In the first couple of...
Easter egg hunts are a great tradition. Cute kiddos running around and excited over finding an egg. Plus it preemptively burns some of that energy from candies found in the eggs. Leading up to Easter, there are several community hunts...

In + Around Des Moines

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...