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Valley Junction Holiday Tour


2 hours


0.4 mile walk


5 stops


Local Foodie

Tour Host


Wine tasting & bubbly


Food tasting

& sweet samples


No hidden fees

Tour Notes

The Valley Junction district has been part of Des Moines' holiday tradition for decades. Our special holiday tour shares the stories, sights and sounds of Valley Junction past and present. The entire district will be lit up with twinkling lights and full of beautiful store windows. Our friendly host will share historic holiday traditions plus take you to the special sweet shops, gift shops and holiday sites.


Your tour will include a glass of bubbly plus a sweet tasting, then visit some unique local gift shops, a fudge sample, a Iowa wine tasting and a special appetizer from a beautiful restaurant. Support local as you experience a classic Christmas tradition in the city.​

  • This tour is available between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day

  • Gratuities are never expected but always appreciated if you feel you have a great tour experience

  • Our standard tour times are Thursday through Saturday. Click Find Available Dates above for available times. 

  • Contact us for other available private customized tour times and larger group sizes

  • Each guest will need to have an ID proving their age of 21 years or older

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