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Jingle in the Junction

About the Event

The holiday season is in Valley Junction as many businesses extend their hours on Thursday nights to give you more time to find the perfect holiday gift, enjoy dinner, and enjoy three blocks of free entertainment on 5th Street under the glow of over 100,000 holiday lights.

  • 5:00-8:00pm: Shops are open with extended hours, sales, and mini events through the district
  • 6:00-8:00pm: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance each night at the Historic Valley Junction Foundation office next to the Theatrical Shop
  • 5:00-8:00pm: Free horse-drawn trolley rides around the district – load up in Railroad Park
  • 5:00-8:00pm: Christmas Tree – Send holiday cheer to friends far and near and celebrate your support of local small businesses in front of the West Des Moines Fire Admin Headquarters at 318 5t.
  • 5:00-8:00pm: Witness ice carvings by the talented Bill Gorish next to Memory Lane
  • Rotating carolers and musicians around the district will keep you entertained

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


5th Street & Railroad Park

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