Things to Do
It's that time of year where Christmas lights are going up and people are getting out to see them. We compiled a list of some of the Des Moines metro's best holiday light displays.
- The neighborhood sites are free but some seek donations for charities.
If you've ever wanted to live in nature, a volunteer opportunity from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources may be your shot.
Driving the news: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is searching for volunteers who are willing to live at its parks for up to five months in exchange for a free campsite.
- The program has been going on for several years.
Get in the mood for the holiday season by going a little green.
Driving the news: "Shrek Rave — Shrek the Halls" is coming to Wooly's for one night only on Thursday starting at 9pm.
🛍 Outlets of Des Moines is giving away free swag bags to the first 300 people who show up in line at the food pavilion. Gift cards range from $5 to $50with one person receiving $250. Starts at 8am.
🎄 Holiday Hullabaloo starts at Horizon Event Center and runs every weekend through the rest of the year. Decorate cookies, play mini golf and drink at an ice bar. Tickets are $20 and benefit Dorothy's House.
If you're looking for something to do on Thanksgiving Day, give our Iowa 2022 Bingo Card a shot!
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting its third annual, free "Downtown DSM Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep."
Step back into the 60s and 70s at Highland Park's newest store, Divine Times Vintage.
Driving the news: Owner Jerrica Yasumura is opening her new shop today, showcasing everything from groovy furniture to second-hand clothing.
The Hinterland 2023 lineup is bringing back old faces while introducing some new, prominent indie bands to the St. Charles' festival.
- It'll run from Aug. 4-6.
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