Historic East Village Hosts Holiday Promenade Next Week
GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 14, 2019) – The Holiday Promenade in Historic East Village is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Holiday Promenade is the kickoff to the holiday season in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) and has a fun-filled weekend of events.
The Holiday Promenade Schedule
Friday, Nov. 22
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Horse-drawn Trolley Rides at the Historical Building on E. Locust St.
6 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa at Brenton Skating Plaza
6 p.m. – Tap Dancers on the corner of E. 5th and E. Locust St.
6 – 8 p.m. – Chocolate Milk Cheer Station on the corner of E. Grand and E. 2nd St.
6:30 p.m. – Ice Carving Demonstration at Brenton Skating Plaza
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. – Santa at LifeServe Blood Center
9 p.m. – Fireworks Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company
Saturday, Nov. 23
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Santa in the Historic East Village Businesses
12 – 3 p.m. – Horse-drawn Trolley Rides at the Historical Building on E. Locust St.
12 p.m. – Tap Dancers on the corner of E. 5th and Locust St.
12:30 p.m. – East High School Bell Choir on E. Locust St. adjacent from E. 3rd St.
1 – 3 p.m. – Chocolate Milk Cheer Station on the corner of E. Grand and E. 2nd St.
The Holiday Promenade is looking for choir groups to stroll around the East Village and help spread holiday cheer to guests and local businesses with festive songs. If you are interested in participating, please contact Emily Lyon for more information.
Another way to help spread holiday cheer is to play the holiday music on the official Holiday Promenade playlist on Spotify.
The Holiday Promenade is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa State Bank, The Patty & Jim Cownie Charitable Fund, Beal Derkenne Construction, LLC, Christensen Development, 111 E. Grand, Community Choice Credit Union, RAYGUN, AC Marriott, AE Dairy, Ernie’s Boondock and Kitchen Collage and supported by numerous Historic East Village retailers.
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 6,600 Regional Business Members and more than 360 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 the Historic East Village
The Historic East Village is Des Moines’ most vibrant and diverse district, home to many of the finest shopping, dining, nightlife and commerce in Iowa. Located in Downtown Des Moines, on the East side of the river near the Iowa State Capitol, the East Village is one of the original commerce areas of Des Moines, now with over 200 businesses and encompassing some of Iowa’s most significant buildings. Learn more, find parking instructions, and download a map of our diverse community at eastvillagedesmoines.com.