Holiday Promenade is Friday, November 22nd!

2013 East Village Holiday Promenade Poster

Enjoy everybody’s favorite holiday kick-off in everybody’s favorite neighborhood with the 12th Annual Holiday Promenade on Friday November 22nd from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.! 

Spend quality time with Santa at The State Historical Building from 5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. and Brenton Plaza from 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Enjoy caroling, ice skating, sparkling holiday lights, festive surprises and your favorite boutique’s holiday open house from 5 p.m. -9 p.m.

Relax with a free horse-drawn hay rack ride from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the corner of East 5th and Walnut.  Top off your evening with a delicious dinner and glass of cheer at one of over 20 East Village eateries!

Shopping maps and event information will be available at Brenton Skating Plaza and the State Historical Building from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

As you stroll through the neighborhood, peek into the festively decorated windows and vote for your favorite! Access your ballot on your smartphone with the QR code or website address listed at each participating businesses!  Voting will end on December 12th!  Lucky winners will be announced on December 13th!

*NEW IN 2013:  Late Friday Shopping in the Village!  Many of your favorite East Village shops will have extended holiday hours every Friday from Promenade until Christmas.  Go here for participating businesses and hours!

Need more information?  Please email Cassie at

Thank You to our Amazing Sponsors!

Operation Downtown Logo iowastatebank
VillageBoutiqueLogo lite104

All-Pets Hospital

E5W Office Suites

Found Things
The Goodwin Family
The Tezak Family

We’ll see you at the Holiday Promenade on November 22nd!

Holiday lights decorate Des Moines' East Village.