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Greater Des Moines is open and ready to welcome you safely and responsibly. Here is information on venues, attractions, things to do and other services.

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Jingle in the Junction

  • Overview

    The holiday classic you look forward to all year is back, as many Valley Junction businesses extend their hours on Thursday nights to give you more time to find the perfect holiday gift, enjoy dinner & stroll 5th Street under the glow of over 125,000 holiday lights!

    Many businesses offer carry out, curbside, and online services too – there’s no wrong way to support local this year!

    Letters to Santa:  Santa’s not able to join us in person this year, but each night during the holiday season, he’s sending a reindeer to collect your letters to Santa which will receive a real written response from Mr. Claus on custom stationery from Bozz Prints & some help from our Elf Patrol at Veridian Credit Union.

    Jingle Bingo: Folks who visit stores for this holiday season can complete a bingo card for a prize drawing. You can participate in this any time stores are open, not just Thursdays.

    Selfie Spot: Send holiday cheer to friends far and near and celebrate your support of local small businesses by stopping for a selfie at our surprise selfie spot.

    Watch for more SPECIAL SURPRISES, too!  We have a few tricks up our sleeve…

    Valley Junction wears masks for safety this holiday season, and some crowd favorites, like carriage rides and caroling, will return next year when social distancing guidelines allow.

    Our local businesses are the star of the show! Thank you for respecting each business’s social distancing guidelines.

    OPEN UNTIL 9 PM

    • A Okay Antiques and Atomic Garage
    • Artisan Gallery 218
    • Bing’s
    • Bozz Prints
    • Coffee Cats
    • GMigs 5th Street Pub
    • Heart of Iowa Market Place
    • Heavenly Asian Cuisine & Lounge
    • Judy Ks and Now and Then
    • Kunzler Studios
    • Martin’s Flag
    • Memory Lane
    • Metro Market Boutique
    • Mint LA
    • MoMere
    • Sisters
    • The Knotty Nail
    • Theatrical Shop
    • Wines of Iowa

    OPEN UNTIL 8 PM

    • 2AU Limited
    • Cindys Boutique
    • Isabel Bloom
    • Olson-Larsen Galleries
    • Sassy’s

    OPEN UNTIL 6 PM

    • Alexander’s Photo

    Jingle in the Junction is presented by Veridian Credit Union.