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Holiday Spectacular – Des Moines

Holiday Spectacular – Des Moines


Sunday, December 17, 2023
3:00 pm


Franklin Events Center - Large Auditorium

Performance Details

Step into a winter wonderland of enchantment as we invite you to our heartwarming Holiday Spectacular! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season and let the joy, love, and merry cheer surround you, creating memories to last a lifetime.

So, gather your loved ones, wrap yourselves in cozy scarves and hats, and join us for an unforgettable afternoon of enchantment and holiday merriment. Our Holiday Spectacular is a celebration of the season’s magic, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Grab those cookies now and prepare to be immersed in the joyous spirit of the holidays!


Arre Borriquito
- Traditional
Away in a Manger
- arr. Chip Davis
El Año Viejo
- Crescencio Salcedo
Holiday Delight
- Caleb Hammer
Home Alone
- John Williams
Minor Alterations
- David Lovrien
Snowflakes Dancing
- Andrew Boysen Jr.
Toccata on "Carol of the Bells"
- David Lovrien
You Better Sleigh!
- JaRod Hall
Yuletide Riptide
- Peter Sciaino
- Genaro Codino


Christian Carichner
Christian Carichner
music director

Community Partner


Concert Sponsor


Support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council, which exists within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Support is also provided by BRAVO Greater Des Moines and the Polk County Board of Supervisors.

Franklin Events Center
4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, Iowa

Franklin Events Center - Large Auditorium

The large auditorium is on the north side of the building and has a huge parking lot with convenient drop-off at the doors. The distance from the drop-off to your seat in the auditorium is very manageable for people using walkers. Wheelchair accessibility is also very convenient. There are many handicapped parking spaces available, and they are located on both sides of the entrance.