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Seek Out Ornaments This Month in Downtown DSM

2021 Hide and Seek Ornaments

December 2, 2021

The Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep pop-up activation event in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is back! In 2021, find handmade ornaments placed by local artists in different locations across the Western Gateway, Historic Court District, the Historic East Village and central Downtown DSM neighborhoods. Beginning tomorrow, join in on the fun by using clues on social media to find your own ornament, then shop local by stopping in at nearby retailers, restaurants and attractions.Nicole Spain Ornaments

Participate with Friends + Family

Ornament photos will post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for @downtownDSMUSA at various times each day and participants are encouraged to share a photo of your own (limit one per family) using the hashtags #downtownDSM and #DSMlocal if you find one. While this ornament is free, we also encourage you to seek out each artist online to support them, too. Ornaments make perfect stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts!

The event will kick off with ornaments by Hanna Piepel on Friday, Dec. 3, followed by Tim Schmitt and returning artist Nicole James (2020 ornaments pictured) on Saturday, Dec. 4 and Jess Quinn and returning artist Molly Spain (2020 ornament pictured) on Sunday, Dec. 5. See the full list of artists participating through Sunday, Dec. 12 here.

We hope to see your social media posts as you search and find one of this year’s ornaments. Pick a day — or an artist — and take home your own locally-made seasonal treasure to add to the tree or gift to someone you love.

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Josie Burgett

Josie Burgett is the downtown activation manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.