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Holiday Promenade

November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - December 15, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Holiday Promenade – Fridays, November 17 through December 15

2023 Holiday Promenade

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Historic East Village Neighborhood Association will spread holiday cheer throughout Downtown Des Moines (DSM) during the Holiday Promenade which will return to the Historic East Village for five Fridays in 2023. The 22nd annual Holiday Promenade will begin on Friday, Nov. 17 and continue each Friday through Dec. 15.

The Holiday Promenade is an exciting, free celebration full of activities, entertainment, shopping and family-friendly fun. A number of activities will be scheduled throughout the five Fridays, including the inaugural tree lighting. During the Holiday Promenade dates, Historic East Village retailers, restaurants and attractions are encouraged to remain open until 8 p.m.

The Holiday Promenade is sponsored by
Iowa State Bank, MidAmerican Energy Company, and Prairie Meadows.

Stay tuned for more announcements about surprise and delight moments you don’t want to miss by following:

@downtownDSMUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

@eastvillagedsm on Facebook and Instagram

Click here for the HOLIDAY PROMENADE MAP


Click here for the Holiday Promenade page for detailed events, specials, and fun!

  • November 17 – Tree Lighting Ceremony at Brenton Skating Plaza
  • November 24 – Window Display Judging
  • Dec 1 – Gingerbread House Displays and Activities
  • Dec. 8 – Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt
  • Dec. 15 – Santa Everything!


November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
December 15, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
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