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Don’t Miss These Five Downtown DSM Events This Week, Dec. 16-22

Five Downtown DSM Events

December 16, 2022

Coming up this week in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), discover holiday festivities, seafood and dancing, WWE wrestling and lots more!    

Holiday Promenade: Final Week!

Friday, Dec. 16 | Historic East Village
Friday is your last chance to enjoy the Historic East Village’s Holiday Promenade this holiday season! Shop Downtown DSM’s small businesses and enjoy carolers, a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick and fireworks sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company to top it off. Load up your sleigh and shop local in Downtown DSM!

Holiday Open House at the World Food Prize 

Saturday, Dec. 17 | World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Wonder at the beautiful Hall of Laureates decorated with magical holiday décor. Attendees will experience festive caroling, hot chocolate, seasonal treats and a special visit from Santa! This Holiday Open House is one you won’t want to miss!

Queen of Christmas Drag Brunch

Saturday, Dec. 17 | The Garden
It’s a battle for the unofficial title of Queen of Christmas — will Whitney or Mariah be crowned the winner? Several food and drink packages are available, including non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. All ages are welcome at this event!

Splash Dance

Sunday, Dec. 18 | Splash Seafood Bar & Grill
Dress to the nines and enjoy music and entertainment, as well as delicious eats from the chefs at Splash Seafood and Jethro’s BBQ. Snag a glass of bubbly from the complimentary champagne table and dance the night away!

WWE Monday Night 

Monday, Dec. 19 | Wells Fargo Arena
Get in on the WWE wrestling action — live and in person in Downtown DSM! The lineup will include favorites like Bianca Belair, Bobby Lashley, Bayley, Iyo Sky, AJ Styles and more.

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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