I always loved celebrating St. Nick day in elementary school. It involved a European custom of putting your shoe out and waking to find it filled with goodies the next day.
This weekend, Central Iowa will be celebrating the holidays in a very European Way. If you want to take a drive to Pella, they are celebrating Kerstmarkt: Pella's Dutch Christmas Market. This event is inspired by Dutch Christmas markets in the Netherlands. The event will take place from 11am - 8pm this Thursday, December 2 - Saturday, December 4 at Molengracht Plaza.
Downtown Des Moines will be celebrating the holidays with the Chriskindlmarkt at Principal Park. The event kicks off Thursday, December 2 from 5pm - 9pm and runs 11am - 9pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am - 5pm on Sunday!