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Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep Returns to Downtown DSM in December

November 3, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 3, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced that the free, fun pop-up activation called Downtown DSM Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep will return this holiday season to encourage people from across the region to visit Downtown Des Moines (DSM) and support local.

Each day from Friday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 12, local artists will be placing handmade ornaments in different locations in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Ornaments will be hidden in trees and other areas near retailers, restaurants and attractions in Western Gateway, Historic Court District, central Downtown and the Historic East Village to encourage patrons to shop local while participating in the scavenger hunt.

“This activation showcases local artists and encourages people from across the region to explore Downtown DSM while embracing winter,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Operations Officer at the Greater Des Moines Partnership and President of Downtown DSM, Inc. “We hope that this activation will add moments of surprise and delight for participants and provide another reason for people to support local retailers and restaurants while searching for ornaments throughout Downtown DSM.”

Artists will make sure that ornaments are easily accessible and will post pictures and clues on the whereabouts of the ornaments each day using #downtownDSM and #DSMlocal. Interested individuals can find more information as well as ornament photos by following @downtownDSMUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Participants who find an ornament are invited to share a photo of themselves with the ornament for social media and then take it home with them. Please limit to one ornament per family. Local artists and ornament placements for Downtown DSM Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep will be announced in the upcoming weeks. 

About the 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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.

About Downtown, DSM, Inc.

Downtown DSM, Inc. is part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and is dedicated to ensuring the continued growth of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). A strong region needs a strong Downtown. Downtown DSM, Inc. leads efforts to drive development, placemaking and events in Downtown DSM. It promotes a strong Downtown through integration of retail, restaurants, businesses, housing, events and placemaking.