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Don’t Miss These Five Downtown DSM Events Happening Dec. 9-15

Five Downtown DSM Events

Coming up this week, Dec. 9 - 15 in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), are five must-experience events including bright and colorful lights, a jolly 5k run, an ornament scavenger hunt and more! 

Hide & Seek Ornaments You Keep 

Now – Sunday, Dec. 11 | Downtown Des Moines 
Fourteen local artists will place handmade ornaments around Downtown DSM over the course of 10 days, creating a holiday-themed scavenger hunt through downtown neighborhoods. The ornaments will be hidden in areas nearby restaurants, shops and attractions to encourage shopping and dining local. Finders, keepers! 

A Christmas Carol 

Friday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 18   | Des Moines Stoner Theater 
You’ll be drawn into the famous, classic story of Scrooge as he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Yet to Come as the Iowa Stage Theater takes to the stage in Downtown DSM. 

Santa Run Fun Run 5k 

Saturday, Dec. 10 | Fleet Feet Des Moines 
Sign up for this 5k run and receive a Santa suit to wear, along with other participants, in the race! Part of the registration fee will also be donated towards your charity of choice. 

‘Tis the Season with the Beach Boys 

Thursday, Dec. 15 | Des Moines Civic Center 
The unique sound of the Beach Boys will combine with holiday favorite tunes in this Downtown DSM stop along their “’Tis The Season” tour. 

Dome After Dark 

Friday, Dec. 9 | Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 
Enjoy this family friendly event, where the geodesic botanical conservatory and Gardeners Show House will both be illuminated with colorful lighting. The in-house eatery, Trellis Café, will have food, beverages and mocktails available for purchase as well. 

For these upcoming events and more, find tips on Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking and navigation. For additional upcoming events, visit the Downtown DSM events calendar. Plus, follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown. 

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