Viewing the lights at the Outlets of Des Moines is free to guests. We are excited to share new Jolly Holiday Lights ticketed events throughout the holiday season.
Detailed descriptions of the events can be found below.
Please note that Jolly Holiday Lights Wish Shop will be closed November 23 and December 25. Additionally, any weather related announcements will be shared on the Jolly Holiday Lights Facebook page.
Tickets are only valid for the special event purchased.
Jolly Holiday Lights Coupon Book
Support wish kids in Iowa by purchasing a Jolly Holiday Lights Coupon Book! The coupon book includes coupons to a variety of stores at the Outlets of Des Moines, see participating stores below.
Coupon books can be purchased here online or in the Wish Shop. Only physical copies will be available to use. They can be picked up in the Wish Shop at the Outlets, suite 634, during the Jolly Holiday Lights season.
Pricing is based per person and per special event. Tickets may be purchased online or at the event.
Jolly Holiday Lights 2023 Kickoff Ceremony - sponsored by Honda of Altoona
$25 per ticket
Friday, November 17, 2023 from 6pm-8pm
Kick off the holiday season with a tree and display-lighting event on November 17th at the Outlets of Des Moines! Be there when we light the 2023 lights for the first time with a lights to music show and join us for an exclusive opportunity to be a part of a wish child’s wish experience. You will also have a chance to meet Santa’s Reindeer and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.
Breakfast with Santa at the Outlets
$25 per ticket
Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 8am-10am
Bring your family for an exclusive Breakfast with Santa event. This ticketed event is the perfect opportunity for children to share their wish lists with Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast provided by Early Bird Brunch. Breakfast will be a build your own breakfast burrito/taco bar. Mini cinnamon rolls will be provided by Cinnaholic.
Train Ride at the Outlets
$5 per child and $10 per adult
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 4pm-8pm - Tickets can be purchased at the event.
View Jolly Holiday Lights like never before in a train ride around the Outlets of Des Moines! Nothing Bundt Cakes will also be selling bundt cakes with 10% of sales donated to Make-A-Wish Iowa.
On December 8th from 4-8pm, Community Choice Credit Union will be handing out free hot chocolate and winter-themed swag while supplies last.
Sip & Shop Night at the Outlets
$25 per ticket
Friday, December 15, 2023 from 5pm-8pm
Grab your spouse or closest friends, call a babysitter, and come enjoy a night out of last-minute shopping with a drink in hand! Join us for a fun night of the best of both worlds - shopping and making a difference!
Your Private Bar will be providing beer, wine, mulled hot red wine sangria, holiday beers, and hot chocolate. Millstream Brewing Co. will be providing beer samples and Lucky Wife Wine Slushies will provide wine slushie samples. Flavors include homemade ice cream, strawberry, pina colada, mojito, wild berry and green apple.
The Midwest Local Vendor Market will also be at Sip & Shop Night! Several vendors will be donating a portion of sales to Make-A-Wish Iowa. Tupelo Honey will be providing small snacks and drink samples. Nothing Bundt Cakes will be selling bundt cakes with 10% of sales donated to Make-A-Wish Iowa.
Each guest will receive 2 drink tickets that can be redeemed at Your Private Bar and a flashing light up cup! Located at suites 315 and 325 at the Outlets of Des Moines. Must be 21 or older to attend.
The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan at the Outlets
Free photo with Santa
Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 4pm-8pm
Stop by the Outlets to see The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan! Photos with Santa at the Holiday Caravan are free with a printed photo for you to take home. A free-will donation opportunity will be available. Enjoy free drink samples provided by Atlantic Bottling Company. The Coca-Cola Polar Bear will be in the Wish Shop that evening ready to take photos!