WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The weather outside will be frightful Thursday night, but Valley Junction hopes to make it delightful for metro shoppers.
The annual Christmas market, Jingle in the Junction, will hold its final event Thursday night. It will be the third one of the year and like the other two markets the weather forecast is not going to be kind.
“It’s a little cold, but we are going to have hand warmers to try and warm people up a little bit,” said Jim Miller, executive director of Valley Junction. “We’ll have hot chocolate in the park. So bundle up and you’ll be OK. It gets cold but we’ll survive.”
The businesses in Valley Junction and the streets will be lined with over 150,000 twinkling lights.
The Junction will be filled with your old favorites. Visitors can find free horse and trolley rides, Santa, and caroling, as well as watch Bill Gordish carve beautiful ice sculptures and Professor Von Air will create balloon magic.
The event is free to attend and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.