Take afternoon tea like a Londoner here in Des Moines!
Afternoon Tea Along the River is a British tea event in an elegant setting with views of the Des Moines River. Tickets are $50 each, including ticketing fees. All proceeds will go towards the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, the Des Moines European Heritage Association’s signature event and the city’s only German-inspired Christmas market. Gather your friends and don your fancy hats for a memorable afternoon!
Entertainment to be announced.
Where: The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA 50309
We are a 3-pc group based out of the Omaha, NE. area consisting of an Accordion, Tuba/Bass Guitar & Drums. We play a variety of Polkas & Waltzes consisting of Czech, Polish & German music with English vocals. We also play a variety of oldies & Christmas songs played in polka & waltz tempo.
It’s always great to get to perform our style of music for many different crowds & we think it would be fun to perform at the Christkindlmarket. We always seem to find something within our music that would interest many age groups
Playing for an event that has a wide range in ages that may never have listened to our style of polka. Also, we get to play our songs of the season.
Feel free to share with your friends and listen for the spot on select iHeart Radio stations as we get closer to Christkindlmarket Des Moines.
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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.
Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) partnered with Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, and Whistlin’ Donkey Sports Bar and Grill for an evening ride along the High Trestle Trail on July 28 from 4-8pm.
Riding in either direction, riders stopped at each of these participating bars to enjoy live music, European games, Christmas decorations and a costume contest!
Donations to participate in the European games and silent auction, will support DMEHA’s production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018.
Thanks to Gail’s Photography & Designs for the photos!
The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble is a charitable fine arts organization dedicated to providing opportunities for listening to, and participating in, outstanding performances of wind band music. We do this by assembling musicians of advanced proficiency, performing concerts throughout the community, and reaching out to young and/or disadvantaged audiences. Chamber groups from the ensemble will be performing music with a holiday and/or European theme.
Members of CIWE are looking forward to performing at 2018 Christkindlmarket Des Moines because it gives us the opportunity to perform in small chamber ensembles. This gives us the chance to explore and perform music that we do not normally play in the large ensemble.
We enjoy performing at Christkindlmarket Des Moines because of the great festival atmosphere. It is great to get out into the community and play during the holiday season.
Tell us about your group and what type of performance you offer.
This is Cantilena Choir, one of five ensembles that make up the Heartland Youth Choir. Cantilena Choir generally features singers in grades 3 – 5 from throughout Central Iowa.
What are you most looking forward to at the 2018 Christkindmarket Des Moines?
Our singers enjoy the excitement of the large audience, the wonderful tented venue, and the atmosphere of the entire event. And they are eager to share the music they have prepared for our WinterSongs holiday concert.
What do you enjoy most about this type of crowd or venue?
Heartland Youth Choir strives to offer young singers unique performance opportunities just like Christkindlmarket. It’s a chance for these young people to engage with the larger community through music and to make memories along the way. Our singers and their families love to stick around after performing to enjoy the rest of this wonderful festival.