Alex Wilson of Catch Des Moines and Julie Kraft of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance preview events around Iowa on the last weekend before Christmas. Powered by Mr. Electric Of Central Iowa. Click to listen:
This entire experience has been created to benefit Dorothy’s House. Dorothy’s House is a non-profit that supports victims of human trafficking. They create a “safe place for the practice of lives that have been interrupted by human trafficking, exploitation, and prostitution.” When you attend the Holiday Hullabaloo you are supporting an important non-profit within the Des Moines community.Santa’s Workshop is off to another area where you will find fun crafts and shopping! This area reminds me of the German-inspired Christmas market, Christkindlmarket. Local makers are in small wooden huts where you can purchase local gifts for loved ones such as candies, honey, beeswax candles, and so much more. When you walk into the Horizon Event Center you feel like you are walking into a magical wonderland. The kids were in awe over all of the immersive colors, lights, and decor. So much thought and preparation went into this event! As you walk around the area you will find a variety of activities including: We also fully enjoyed the fun characters wandering around including The Grinch, Olaf, and Elves. Everyone was so fun. We had a blast interacting with everyone who has brought the Holiday Hullabaloo to life!
Looking for a unique date night? The Holiday Hullabaloo becomes an adult holiday entertainment venue for adults 21+ years from 7 to 11 p.m. Adults can enjoy signature cocktails, ice bar entertainment (take a look at the schedule), make new friends, enjoy fun activities, and a festive atmosphere! Save the date for New Year’s Eve and attend the New Year’s Eve Silver Bell Soiree! This will be the last opportunity to enjoy the holiday festivities, hear live music from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, silver balloon drop, and more. Purchase tickets here. Are you looking to ring in the holiday season? Head to Horizon Events Center for the Holiday Hullabaloo benefiting Dorothy’s House through December 31st. This is a family-friendly holiday experience that will delight guests of all ages. Wear your best festive wear, grab your friends, and beat the central Iowa seasonal temperatures for this fun Holiday Hullabaloo all indoors! HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! There are so many things to be grateful for, we want to share the joy with you, starting with FREE TICKETS to Des Moines’s Holiday Hullabaloo this Friday night, December 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. for adults 21+ (two tickets per party). By day you can decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen, […]We have a lot to be proud of and grateful for as we head into the new year. 😁 We are starting 2023 off slow and ramping up in February but here is where you can find us!
Happy spring, everyone! As we are finally thawing out here in the midwest it’s time to treat those taste buds to a sweet treat, courtesy of Smile Labs VIP and Metro-area Des Moines Culver’s locations. 🍦The 2022 Holiday Hullabaloo is an immersive, family-friendly holiday experience that will surprise and delight guests this holiday season. Enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment and festivities that will allow you to create some fun holiday hullabaloo and memories.Valley Junction’s holiday jubilee in West Des Moines returns from mid-November through mid-December. The free event will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Thursdays from Nov. 17 to Dec. 15.Tickets cost $5 per person (free for children 2 or younger) and may be purchased at unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/about-festival-of-trees or at the door.Polk County Conservation’s Fall Makers Market is a free event that provides an opportunity to browse goods offered by more than 40 local makers, artists and handcrafters.The Holiday Hullabaloo benefitting Dorothy’s House will take place each Friday to Sunday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 at the Horizon Events Center, 2100 N.W. 100th St in Clive.
Starting on the market’s first Friday, Brenton Skating Plaza at Grand Avenue and Robert D. Ray Drive will be open for ice skating, with sessions from 5-6:45 p.m., 7:15-9 p.m. and 9:15-11:00 p.m. For information on admission, skate rentals and registration, visit dsm.city/departments/parks_and_recreation-division and click on “places.”The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand and the Roosevelt Cultural District on 42nd Street will host a new holiday event Dec. 10: a Peppermint Trail, with shops, restaurants and other businesses featuring peppermint or holiday-themed specials and décor.
From 7-11 p.m. each night, the event will be limited to adults 21 and older, with an ice bar offering cocktails. Admission during the day will be $20 (free for children 2 or younger). Evening admission will be $25. Tickets may be purchased online at eventbrite.com.Philip Joens covers retailing and real estate for the Des Moines Register. He can be reached at 515-443-3347 at [email protected] or on Twitter @Philip_Joens.This year’s Christkindlmarket Des Moines will be held at Principal Park at 1 Line Drive in Des Moines from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Dec. 4.Many businesses in Valley Junction’s historic business district will extend their hours. Visitors can walk along Fifth Street or Railroad Avenue and find all manner of holiday happenings, from horse-drawn trolley rides to Christmas carolers under 125,000 holiday lights.