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Calorie-Free* Holiday Cookies at Salisbury House
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Calorie-Free* Holiday Cookies at Salisbury House

Iowa’s classiest holiday event is back.

Salisbury House is proud to announce our nineteenth annual Holly & Ivy Tour of Homes in Des Moines.

Dates and time: December 4, 5, and 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Here’s where you’ll go:

  • Salisbury House*
  • TWO private residences in Des Moines’ swank South of Grand neighborhood
  • The Chamberlain Mansion at Wesley Acres
  • Central Presbyterian Holiday Market
  • West End Architectural Salvage

All of these stops are going to be awesome. Still, if you're thinking, "But I've visited Salisbury House before. Why would I want to go again?", we can tell you that Salisbury House decorated for the holidays is a sight to behold.

We've got TWELVE local interior designers bringing their own distinctive holiday style to Salisbury House. Each designer has selected space in the museum to decorate.

Spoiler alert: This year is going to be fabulous.

The two South of Grand private homes are spectacular. Who doesn't want to get a peek inside a house in this exclusive neighborhood?! The Chamberlain Mansion and the Central Presbyterian Holiday Market are a must around the holidays. The guys over at West End Architectural Salvage, who are new to the tour this year, are gearing up for the Holly & Ivy weekend as well.

If you’ve missed the annual Salisbury House Holly & Ivy event for the past eighteen years – no worries! This is YOUR year.

You’ve got three days to choose from: December 4, 5, and 6. Don’t have time for all the stops in one day? No prob. Your ticket(s) is good for the entire weekend.

Tickets and more info at

*We’ll be selling homemade holiday cookies at Salisbury House. And since you’ll be getting exercise by visiting the different stops on the tour, this means that you can eat as many cookies as you want. Tell your friends. Holiday cookies at Salisbury House are calorie-free.**

** Not really.

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    What a wonderful event! Thanks for the post!
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