Make-A-Wish Iowa’s Jolly Holiday Lights is transforming for 2023! 

We invite you to join us in our new location at the Outlets of Des Moines. This year’s event will feature incredible lights-to-music displays that guests can immerse themselves in as they walk through a winter wonderland while shopping for friends and family. We are excited to announce our Wish Shop will be back this year and open for business at The Outlets of Des Moines! We have already talked to Santa and he has cleared his busy holiday schedule and is excited to join us again at the Wish Shop and during several special shopping events throughout the Jolly Holiday Lights season from November 17th – January 7th. 

Jolly Holiday Lights continues to be one of Make-A-Wish Iowa’s top fundraising events, allowing us to grant wishes to children fighting critical illnesses across the state. Together we’ve granted more than 4,300 wishes and plan to grant over 200 wishes each year to local children when they need it most. 

You can light up a child’s life by becoming a Jolly Holiday Lights sponsor.

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Billing Information

FASB 606 requires non-profits to recognize revenue at specific times for event based donations and sponsorships. In accordance with an update from the Financial Standards Accounting Board, Make-A-Wish Iowa will reach out to you in the rare instance that this event would have to be rescheduled to see if you would like a refund or if you would still like for your donation to be maintained with Make-A-Wish Iowa for the rescheduled event or to impact the mission. For more information on FASB 606 please speak with your organization or personal tax advisor.

Please contact the Make-a-Wish Iowa team at with any outstanding questions

Do you prefer to receive an invoice?

Download and complete the Jolly Holiday Lights Contract below and email it to Once we receive the completed contract, we’ll send you the invoice.

2023 Jolly Holiday Lights Contract