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Experience Marion County with the Exclusive Twinkleland Passport

Twinkleland Passport

November 17, 2023

The magic of twinkling lights this holiday season can be felt in Marion County, Iowa. The Knoxville, Pella, Pleasantville and Oskaloosa communities are coming together to offer special promotions via the free Twinkleland Passport, which includes locations for holiday light stops and discounts from retail shops selling items that will round out your shopping list.

Pella Light Display

About the Twinkleland Passport

Why explore Greater Des Moines (DSM) using the Twinkleland Passport this year? Well, for one, you’ll enjoy mobile exclusives delivered instantly via text and email, and there are no apps to download. It’s quick and simple, which is much appreciated this time of year, when we’re all busy with our holiday to-do lists! Not only can you win prizes by using the Twinkleland Passport, but you can also find special offers as you visit local shops and boutiques in the area.

The easiest way to get your mobile pass is to sign up at redrockarea.com/twinkleland. You will then receive a text and email instantly that can be saved to your home screen and accessed at the participating businesses. Ensure check-in is working via your GPS to earn points towards prizes.

Knoxville Holiday Tree

Holiday Light STOPS

Find opportunities to see holiday light displays in Marion County towns, including the drive-thru light displays in Cora Shadle Memorial Park in Pleasantville or live displays during Merry-N-County Christmas at Marion County Park in Knoxville. Even Downtown Oskaloosa will debut its Dancing Lights Show this month, and in Pella the Spirit of Pella Central Park Lights event see dozens of twinkling lights in the city’s downtown square.

Pella Festival of Trees and Lights 

Retail SHOPS

Here are just a few of the promotions you can expect to find during the event:

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Twinkland Passport sponsors include VisitPella, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and Mahaska Chamber & Development Group, and this project paid for in part by the Iowa Tourism Office. You can find the full list of local shops, discounts and light displays at redrockarea.com/twinkleland. The passport expires on Sunday, Jan.7.

The holiday season is the perfect time to shop local in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Support local businesses, creators and makers across the region. You can find ideas on where to shop using the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s #DSMlocal Guides and other regional business directories listed here.

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.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.