Jolly Holiday Lights is open beginning November 17th, 2023 and running through January 7th, 2024.

Jolly Holiday Lights Special Events

Jolly Holiday Lights 2023 Kickoff Ceremony

Friday, November 17, 2023 from 6pm-8pm - Purchase Tickets
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

Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 8am-10am - Purchase Tickets
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.

Santa Paws: Pet Photos with Santa

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 5pm-8pm - Photos with Santa available for $10 in the Wish Shop.
Bring your furry friends to the Wish Shop for photos with Santa! This event is a chance for pet owners to have their pets take a picture with Santa while supporting Jolly Holiday Lights!

Train Ride at the Outlets

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 4pm-8pm - Train rides will be $5 per rider. 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.

Sip & Shop Night at the Outlets 

Friday, December 15, 2023 from 5pm-8pm - Purchase Tickets
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. 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. 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 

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 Wish Shop is closed November 23 and December 25, 2023

The Jolly Holiday Lights Wish Shop will be open during Outlet Mall hours and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We are pleased to give our volunteers, wish families and staff time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. 

Weather related announcements will be shared on the Jolly Holiday Lights Facebook page.