Weekend plans?

December 16, 2010 —

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and there are all kinds of fun things going on in Des Moines. If you’re still finishing up your holiday shopping, don’t miss the Downtown Farmer’s Market Winter Market. It’s this Friday and Saturday, inside Capitol Square and at Nollen Plaza, Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Iowa Dance Theater is presenting The Nutcracker at the Civic Center, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are sold through the Civic Center.

If you’re feeling really ambitious, and don’t mind the cold, sign up for the 3rd annual Jingle Jog at Gray’s Lake, Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Next week Mannheim Steamroller with be at the Civic Center on Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget about Jolly Holiday Lights in Waterworks Park (through January 1) and outdoor ice skating at Brenton Plaza.

Have a great weekend!!

Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.