Holiday Promenade Special Deals: Friday, Nov. 25
The 2022 Holiday Promenade continues with Historic East Village businesses, including shops and restaurants, celebrating the season with special deals and a 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Iowa State Bank. From 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. enjoy a family storytime along with Elephant and Piggie and another storytime featuring Max from “Where the Wild Things Are” at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at Storyhouse Bookpub sponsored by Global Atlantic Financial Group. Other Storyhouse activities taking place include an activity with JouJou: A Montessori Play Space and the Betty Walker Studio Pop-Up event featuring handmade wooden ornaments.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will host Dome After Dark from 6 – 10 p.m. when the conservatory and Gardeners Show House will be lit up for families. Trellis Café will serve concessions, drinks and mocktails in the Garden commons and make shared plates, drinks and mocktails available for purchase within the café.
From 6 – 8 p.m., visit with Santa and from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., sing along with carolers as they move throughout the Historic East Village. Retailers, restaurants and attractions are encouraged to stay open until 9 p.m. so you can get your holiday shopping in and enjoy a drink or quick bite to eat.
Check out the following deals this week!
Food + Drink
503 Cocktail Lab + Tasting Room will feature holiday drink(s) and an appetizer during the Promenade.
- Special holiday cocktails will be available at Franka Pizzeria from 3 – 9 p.m. Enjoy $2 off wine by the glass, menu cocktails and draft beer. $12 pizzas will be available from 3 – 6 p.m.
At HoQ, try special holiday cocktails — changing each week!
- Peace Tree Brewing Company will offer their second holiday beer, “Sweet ‘n Tart Cherry Sour Ale.”
- The New Northwestern will feature a holiday happy hour during the Promenade featuring half-off wines, half off Hot Toddies and a $7 “Miracle on 4th Street” martini.
- Every Friday is ‘Paella Night” at The Purveyor, rotating between the classic seafood presentation and a chicken chorizo. This Friday, visitors can also take advantage of the “Purveyor Porchetta” sandwich special for $9.
Retail + Services
Amour will close at 5 p.m. but encourages Promenade attendees to purchase gift certificates online.
- Ephemera will have milk and cookies available while you shop.
- Stop in at KIN DSM for a numerology reading by Andrea.
- Receive a free gift from Kitchen Collage with any purchase.
- Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design’s will close at their normal business hours, but lights will be kept on for attendees to enjoy during the Promenade.
- Find up to 50% off the entire store at Stoked.
- The AC Hotel East Village will host a Holiday Sip & Shop from 5 – 8 p.m. featuring around eight local vendors in the lobby. The AC Lounge Bar will be open, too — stop by for a mixed drink!
- Village IV and Wellness will host drawings for free infusions and shots. Specials for the Promenade include $10 B12 shots, $10 off any infusion and $25 for every $100 in gift cards.
The Holiday Promenade is an opportunity to support local businesses in the Historic East Village in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Learn more about this annual event here.
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