Yes, it’s true, you’ve missed it! The last Winter Market was Dec. 12-13! Thank you to all of the vendors who participated and patrons who came and enjoyed The Market with us this year!

Happy Holidays!

Winter Market

Nov. 21 – 22 and Dec. 12 – 13, 2014

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at The Hub
400 Locust St.
Downtown Des Moines


The Winter Farmers’  Market  is a perfect opportunity to stock up for holiday meals, parties, and gift giving with more than 130 vendors. Farmers will be selling a variety of locally raised products including eggs, beef, pork, duck, turkeys, holiday hams, and a variety of late season and greenhouse produce. Shoppers can also expect to find an abundance of fresh handmade products including locally produced honey, jams, salsa, wine, cheese, noodles, breads, pies and cinnamon rolls. In addition, poinsettias, fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, handmade holiday ornaments and home decorations will be available. Click here for a complete list of vendors.

This event is free and open to the public.

Winter Market Entertainment – December 2014

Friday, December 12
Time Location Entertainer
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Capital Square The Rubys
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Capital Square Stan the Pan Man
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Capital Square The Jeffrey Scott Band
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Skywalk hallway Julius Brooks
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kaleidoscope ground Cory Briggs
Saturday, December 13
Time Location Entertainer
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Capital Square Party of 4
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Capital Square West Connection
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Capital Square UnityPoint Ensemble
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Roaming Top Hat Carolers
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Skywalk hallway Lily DeTaeye
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Skywalk hallway Josh and Amanda Miller
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Kaleidoscope ground Tropical Steel
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Kaleidoscope ground The Des Moines Symphony Academy Winter Flute Choir




  • Market
  • Parking

Capital Square

Capital Square, Fifth and Walnut streets, downtown Des Moines

Winter Location

Driving Directions

Coming from the West
Take I-235 East
Take Exit 8A
Turn right onto 3rd St.
Turn right onto Grand Ave.
Turn left onto 5th Ave.
Capitol Square is on the left.

Coming from the East
Take I-235 West
Take Exit 8A, keep right at the fork, follow signs for 3rd St.
Continue onto 3rd St.
Turn right onto Grand Ave.
Turn left onto 5th Ave.
Capitol Square is on the left.

Coming from the South
Take Fleur Drive
Merge onto Fleur Drive via ramp to Grand Avenue/Downtown
Slight right onto Locust Street
Turn right on 5th Ave.
Capitol Square is on the left.


*Street parking is free of charge on Saturday.
Parking Ramps
Parking is available in nearby parking ramps at Fifth Street and Walnut Street, Fourth and Grand Avenue as well as on the street at the meters around the perimeter of the Market.

Street Parking
All metered parking around the perimeter of the Market.