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Bring Hope, Grant Wishes at Jolly Holiday Lights 2022 Through Jan. 1

Jolly Holiday Lights

December 13, 2022

Jolly Holiday Lights is Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) must-see holiday experience! Bring your family or group to Adventureland Resort in Altoona, now through Sunday, January 1, to experience a magical 2.5-mile drive through an unforgettable holiday light display from Make-A-Wish® Iowa. Be part of the Make-A-Wish Iowa magic this year!

Light the way for critically ill children in Iowa.Wishes for Iowa Children

When you purchase an admission ticket for Jolly Holiday Lights, proceeds go directly toward granting life-changing wishes for Iowa children with critical illnesses. In 2022, we were able to grant more than 150 wishes for kids in the DSM community, and there’s so much more work to do. With your support, wishes can come true; wishes that provide hope, strength and resiliency for critically ill children and their families. Across the nation — and here in Iowa — Make-A-Wish is one of the “Most Loved Nonprofits,” according to Morning Consult. Show your support for Make-A-Wish Iowa and our work to grant life-changing wishes for critically ill children by visiting the Jolly Holiday Lights display today!

Make-A-Wish LightsPlan ahead to save time and money.

The holidays are a busy time of year, and that’s why we’ve created plenty of ways for you make the most of Jolly Holiday Lights. Each Tuesday in December is “Holiday Cheer Night,” with special extras for the first 200 vehicles as they drive through, sponsored by Sammons Financial Group and Fidelity & Guaranty Life. It’s also a great night to beat the weekend crowds and take in all the magic of the 2.5-mile light display. Be sure to check out wait times and display info at JollyHolidayLights.org before you go so you know what to expect. Jolly Holiday Lights is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Finally, you can purchase discounted tickets at Hy-Vee and online at JollyHolidayLights.org.

Share the magic.

We’d love for you to share the joy of Jolly Holiday Lights on social media! Tag us on your favorite channel: 

Facebook: @makeawish.iowa.jollyholidaylights
Instagram: @makeawishiowa
Twitter: @MakeAWish_Iowa 

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.  

Sara Kurovski

Sara Kurovski has been the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa since March 2021. She is an accomplished business leader and also serves as the mayor of Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Kurovski is well acquainted with hands-on, nonprofit experience and comes to Make-A-Wish Iowa from United Way of Central Iowa as the Tocqueville Society Director. During her over five years at United Way, she worked with local philanthropic leaders to create long-lasting change through philanthropic giving, in the community.