Holiday Markets and Craft Shows 2020

This guide is sponsored by Polk County Conservation.

Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2020 Holiday Market and Craft Show guide. This year they are hosting a Virtual Makers Market. If you’re looking for thoughtful handmade gifts, you don’t want to miss it!

November 12 – December 12 | Virtual Makers Market

Since they are not able to hold the physical Fall Makers Market at the Jester Park Nature Center as planned in November, they moved the event online! The 2020 Virtual Makers Market is November 12 – December 12. They are hosting links and information for each local vendor on their website, where you will be able to shop from the comfort of your home or while you’re outside in your favorite spot! They will also be spotlighting each local vendor on their social media pages and encourage you to check them all out.



2020 Des Moines area holiday markets, craft shows, and markets featuring local and handmade Christmas gifts

Holiday markets and craft shows are a great way to shop local and support local businesses whether online or in person. We found the best local holiday markets and craft shows and put them in one place. Mark your calendar and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! 

November 1 – 11 | Beaverdale Holiday Boutique
Holy Trinity Catholic School, 2926 Beaver Ave., Des Moines
Sunday, Nov 1 to Wednesday, Nov 11 online sales at Beaverdale Holiday Boutique website
Friday Nov 13 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday Nov 14 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Curbside pickup for baked goods and chili
Friday Nov 13 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa Virtual Visits (sign up required) Saturday, Nov 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Santa Live in the L Drive

November 9 – 22  | “CDM Curbside,” presented by Christkindlmarket Des Moines
Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A German-inspired Christmas market. This year’s event will feature an online marketplace open Nov. 9 to 22, hosting several vendor stores featuring unique holiday wares and edibles. After purchasing, customers can choose various drive-thru pickup times December 3-6.
Free and open to the public

November 13 – 15 | Junk Jubilee Jingles
Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fair Grounds
Earlybird 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday; Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Love vintage treasures? This is the place to shop for unique vintage, mid-century, and industrial pieces.
Tickets: Earlybird $20 (includes Saturday & Sunday admission) General admission $8 for adults; ages 14 and under free

November 14 | “In Precious Memory” Sister’s Arts and Crafts Shows
3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 19 | Ankeny Holiday Pop Up
The District 1350 S.W. Vintage Parkway, Ankeny
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kick-off your holiday shopping and shop small with local vendors at the fifth annual holiday pop up. 

November 21 | Drive-Through Winter Farmers’ and Makers’ Market
Principal Park parking lot, 1 Line Drive
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Includes 30 vendors selling a variety of products, gift items from local artists and makers, food and drink options, and more. Customers can either pre-order items online and attend The Drive-Through Winter Market to pick them up, or may shop in-person from their vehicles.

Holiday market craft


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