The Peppermint Trail is a new event happening this holiday season hosted by The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand and Roosevelt Cultural District on Dec. 10.
50+ of your favorite local shops, restaurants and businesses will be featuring peppermint or holiday-themed specials and decor at each stop along the Peppermint Trail.
Thank you for choosing to #ShopLocal and #DineLocal this holiday season!

Roosevelt Cultural District

Shop & dine holiday specials all day in the Roosevelt Cultural District – plus these fun holiday festivities:

  • 10-11 a.m.: Toys for Tots Collection at Des Moines Playhouse
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Carolers from the Roosevelt High School Choir

See below for all restaurant and retail specials.

The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand

Shop & dine holiday specials all day and night on The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand – plus these fun holiday festivities:

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Toys for Tots collection at corner of 28th & Ingersoll
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Gingerbread House Decorating Contest at Creme (543 28th St). Entries by local businesses – come vote for your favorite!
  • 10 a.m.–Noon: Carolers from the Plymouth Church Chancel Choir
  • Noon–2 p.m.: Shop visits from Santa Claus

See below for all restaurant and retail specials.

The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand

Arick Reese Art & Tattoos

Address: 3704 Ingersoll Ave.

Hours: Noon–6 p.m.

Arick Reese Art & Tattoos will be offering Buy One, Get One 25% off on sage, candles, seeds, bath bombs and more! Plus, stop in to enter a drawing for a tattoo gift certificate during the Peppermint Trail.

Audio Labs

Address: 2212 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Visit Audio Labs during the Peppermint Trail to take advantage of their 20% off speaker sale, including Paradigm & Monitor Audio brand systems.

Bauder’s & Donut King

Address: 3802 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Bauder’s will be selling their famous Peppermint Ice Cream Bars and Peppermint Pies (Peppermint Ice Cream Bars in pie form!) plus, just for the Peppermint Trail you can try a Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundae.

Bartender’s Handshake

Address: 3615 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 2 p.m.–2 a.m.

Stop by The Bartender’s Handshake for a brand-new cocktail created just for the Peppermint Trail! Order the “Elfin’ Around,” a peppermint eggnog-style cocktail that just happens to be vegan.

Boesen the Florist

Address: 3801 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Let Boesen the Florist help you decorate your home or office for the holidays! Take advantage of 2-for-1 stems and 20% off poinsettias during the Peppermint Trail. 

The Cheese Bar

Address: 2925 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–9 .m.

Need to take a break from shopping on the Peppermint Trail? Stop into The Cheese Bar for *ALL DAY* Bubbles & Bites. Enjoy $5 glasses of Champagne and sparkling wine as well as $5 seasonal bites.

Chocolaterie Stam

Address: 2814 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Stock up on sweet treats for the holidays at Chocolaterie Stam during the Peppermint Trail! Their Bonbon of the Month is Mint Truffle, plus indulge in their specialty Peppermint Shivers (peppermint bark) while supplies last or sip on a Peppermint Hot Cocoa. Stam will also be making *fresh* stroopwafels in-store on Saturday!

Copy Cat Prints

Address: 2415 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Special Hours)

Stop by Copy Cat Prints during the Peppermint Trail for family fun and a free photo session! From 10-2:30 p.m. families can get photos taken in front of the tree and receive 4 free 5×7 holiday cards. From 2:30-4:30 Santa will be there and children can get photos taken with him along with 4 free 5×7 holiday cards.  There will be snacks, drinks, coloring books for kids, as well as coupons for Canvas prints!

Cownie Furs

Address: 2819 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

All new items at Cownie Furs will be 30% off Saturday only during the Peppermint Trail. Pre-owned items will be discounted 20%. Free holiday gift wrap and holds till Christmas Eve. Enjoy hot apple cider and sugar cookies while you shop.


Address: 543 28th St

Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit Creme during the Peppermint Trail for complimentary peppermint hot chocolate (which can be made boozy if you choose!), plus lots of holiday goodies in the case, including a gluten-free chocolate torte with peppermint mousse and chocolate peppermint cheesecake cupcakes.

You can also sign up for a Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop at Creme, hosted by Cha Cha’s Confections, on December 10. See class times and sign up here.

Creme is also the location of the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – come cast your vote for your favorite!

Des Moines Art Center

Address: 4700 Grand Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday treat while browsing fantastic gift selections in the Museum Shop  between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the Peppermint Trail. Curious about the current exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center? Join us for a free guided tour of the extraordinary work of Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Miriam Alarcón Avila, this year’s Iowa Artist, in addition to experiencing new accessions and old favorites. These drop-in, docent-led tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Devine Dancers

Address: 2913 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: See class schedule below!

Devine Dancers will be hosting Nutcracker Master Classes for ages 5-18 for the Peppermint Trail. These classes offer a glimpse into the magical world of Nutcracker to get the experience without the months of time commitment. Visit or email to sign up!
  • For ages 5-8 years: Learn the Angels ballet from The Nutcracker – 10:00-10:45 a.m. ($15)
  • For ages 9-11 years: Learn the Arabian acrobatics from The Nutcracker – 10:00-10:45 a.m. ($15)
  • For ages 12-18 years: Learn the Snowflake ballet from The Nutcracker – 10:45am-12:00 p.m. ($15)
Anyone who stops by can put their name in a raffle for a FREE JBL Bluetooth Speaker. Plus, anyone who signs up for a regular class will be given a FREE Christmas tutu and certificate to wrap as a Christmas gift.

Enchanted Mystical Boutique

Address: 3621 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Stop into Enchanted Mystical Boutique during the Peppermint Trail to enjoy peppermint treats while you browse their assortment of magical goods and gifts. 

Funky Finds Vintage

Address: 1731 Grand Ave

Hours: Noon–6 p.m.

Take a step back in time at Funky Finds Vintage during the Peppermint Trail and take advantage of their “Draw Your Discount” promotion plus holiday treats and decor.

Gusto Pizza Bar

Address: 2301 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Gusto Pizza Bar will be offering a special cocktail and dessert during the Peppermint Trail! Try “The Seasons Greetings” cocktail with AE Eggnog, Liquore Branca Menta, Plantation Dark Rum & Agave with a Peppermint Rim. Or skip straight to dessert with a Gingerbread Crusted Cheesecake with Eggnog Whipped Cream & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark.


Address: 2724 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 4–9 p.m.

Harbinger wants you to stop in for a quick bite and a cocktail while you’re visiting the Peppermint Trail. Staff will pull out all of the bar seats so guests can enjoy a standing-room-only $15 bite + cocktail combo at the bar:
  • Bite: Lemongrass Sausage grilled over charcoal – Steamed Rice Noodle / Vietnamese Mint / Crispy Shallot
  • Cocktail: Peppermint Perfection

Ingersoll Dinner Theater

Address: 3711 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: TBD

Walk by the still-under-construction Ingersoll Dinner Theater during the Peppermint Trail to see photos and videos of what the theater looked like inside when it first opened in the 1940s, learn some history about the venue and get a preview of what developers have planned for the property. The Ingersoll Dinner Theater is also partnering with the Roosevelt High School art department to create Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus and other holiday art displays in and around the building.

Jeid Studio

Address: 2921 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m. (yoga) then 11–3 p.m. (Special Hours)

Start your day on the Peppermint Trail for a special yoga class from 10-11 a.m. with Power Life in the Jeid Studio showroom. (Details on how to sign up for class here.) Then, join the Jeid team to assemble  “Blessing Bags for the Homeless” which will have toiletries, hygiene goods, and munchies to be given out to those locally in need. While you’re assembling the bags or visiting the showroom, enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate bar from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Junior League of Des Moines – Bargain Basket

Address: 3811 Ingersoll

Hours: 9 a.m. –3 p.m.

The Des Moines Bargain Basket will have regularly have discounted clothing/accessories and are planning to have a warm beverage available for shoppers during the Peppermint Trail. All proceeds go towards the Junior League of Des Moines, a nonprofit that focuses on supporting and developing women across the greater community through a variety of partnerships with other local non-profits and organizations.

Lachele’s Fine Foods

Address: 2716 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Lachele’s is known for their daily specials – and you don’t want to miss this one! During the Peppermint Trail, you can order The Pepper and Mint Cherry Pie Burger with a peppercorn smash patty, goat cheese, cherry mint compote, bacon, graham cracker dust on a potato roll.

Lucky Lotus

Address: 2721 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 5–9 p.m.

Grab dinner at Lucky Lotus during the Peppermint Trail where you can try a special menu item the team has dreamed up just for the festive occasion: a Gingerbread Thai Tea Latte!

Moberg Gallery

Address: 2411 Grand Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Shop Moberg Gallery’s winter group exhibition featuring new works from more than 20 artists. Enjoy complimentary holiday snacks when you visit during the Peppermint Trail.

Panka Peruvian Restaurant

Address: 2708 Ingersoll Ave Suite 200

Hours: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (lunch) and 5–9 p.m. (dinner)

Panka will be treating Peppermint Trail diners to Peruvian Chocolate Caliente (no alcohol) and Calientito (traditional hot cocktail from Peru). The restaurant will also be decorated for the holidays.

Palmer’s Deli

Address: 2843 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Visit Palmer’s Deli during the Peppermint Trail for Buy One, Get One Free Cookies and Brownies. The deli will also be stocked with holiday sweets including peppermint bark, peppermint pretzels and other candy. Plus, enjoy 15% off wine for your holiday gatherings.


Address: 3815 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Special Hours)

Be welcomed to Pigott during the Peppermint Trail with a balloon display from JoyPop Events! Cookies by Lo will be setting up in the Pigott showroom with specialty peppermint-themed cookies. The Pigott team will be hosting a gift wrapping station and self-serve hot beverage station with hot apple cider and hot chai lattes. Plus, enter a giveaway for a HermanMiller Eames Hang-it-All ($300 value) when you visit! 


Address: 3619 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Preservation will be launching a special Holiday Collection during the Peppermint Trail, plus drinks and sweet treats for all shoppers. Plus, take advantage of the gift card promotion – get $20 (on a gift card for use Dec. 26-Jan. 31) for every $100 you spend in store. Between 12-4 p.m., join them for their annual Holiday Party which will include a new release from A Bronze Age & Stvdio Brooklyn, perfect pieces for the holidays! 

Renovation Jungle

Address: 607 37th St

Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Get $10 of bonus cash on any gift certificate purchase at Renovation Jungle during the Peppermint Trail! Also enjoy a holiday treat and browse their large new shipment of flowering and tropical houseplants.

Smitten Kitten

Address: 549 28th St.

Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cat lovers: Be sure to visit Smitten Kitten during the Peppermint Trail for a free peppermint cat toy with a $10 purchase. 

Star Bar

Address: 2811 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 9 a.m.–2 a.m.

Visit Star Bar during the Peppermint Trail for a variety of holiday drinks and desserts! Drinks: Peppermint White Russian with a Candy Cane Rim; Jack Daniels with Egg Nog topped with Cinnamon; Windsor Apple Mule garnished with lemon & mint. Dessert: Crushed Oreo & Peppermint Sundae.

Stylin’ Paws Salon & Boutique

Address: 1905 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Don’t forget about the four-legged friends on your holiday shopping list! Stylin Paws will be featuring 30% off all retail, plus a free candy cane plush toy for our first 20 customers to visit during the Peppermint Trail.

Tandem Brick Gallery

Address: 2722 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tandem Brick is stocked for the holidays! Find gifts for all of the people on your list during the Peppermint Trail. Between 3-6 p.m. enjoy complimentary wine and treats in-store, plus a discount for shoppers!

Tickled Turquoise 

Address: 745 33rd St (to access the tiny shop signs will guide you to the tiny shop in the backyard)

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tickled Turquoise will be hosting a Christmas Open House the weekend of Dec. 9-11 so include a stop at this Tiny Shop on your Peppermint Trail route to find colorful seasonal decor made from paper crafts.

Ted’s Coney Island

Address: 3020 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

With any purchase during the Peppermint Trail, customers will receive a peppermint bark treat at Ted’s Coney Island. Plus, don’t miss the holiday decor in the drive-thru and dining room.

The Station on Ingersoll & Miracle on Ingersoll

Address: 3124 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–2 a.m. (The Station) and Noon–Midnight (Miracle on Ingersoll)

Miracle on Ingersoll is back this year! The seasonal holiday pop-up bar in Dugan’s Hideaway (in the back of The Station) features festive drinks and glassware in a highly-decorative space. Aside from the Miracle on Ingersoll experience, The Station will also have a holiday drink menu (see it here) and treats during the Peppermint Trail. 

Tru All American Barbershop & Apprenticeship

Address: 3200 Ingersoll Ave, Suite D

Hours: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Visit Tru All American Barbershop & Apprenticeship for $20 adult haircuts during the Peppermint Trail. Walk-ins welcome!

Van Ginkel’s Athletic Co.

Address: 2208 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Van Ginkel’s will have Peppermint Trail inaugural shirts available with all the businesses listed on the back. Shoppers can take 20% off all in-stock items (some exclusions apply), plus browse T-shirts commemorating the store’s 100 year anniversary and infant Christmas attire (“My First Christmas”). Sweet treats and hot cocoa available while you shop!

Vanity & Glamour Cosmetics

Address: 547 28th Street

Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Stop by Vanity & Glamor Cosmetics during the Peppermint Trail for a variety of specials: Buy 2, Get 1 FREE special on minty fresh Ooh LaLip Plump Treatment, the shop’s #1 selling skincare product. Shoppers who buy any Glamintorous Lipgloss will get a second one half off. All purchases $75 and over get a FREE Full Size Mint Pink Natural Lipgloss. Plus, the first 20 people in store get a FREE mini Glamintorous Lipgloss of their choice. 

Vogue Vision

Address: 2405 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Visit Vogue Vision during the Peppermint Trail for special holiday treats. Plus, 50% off all lenses!

Wellman’s Pub Ingersoll

Address: 2920 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 11 a.m.–2 am.

Looking for a party after a day of shopping on the Peppermint Trail? Wellman’s Pub will be offering their specialty holiday shots: Peanut Butter Cookie, Santa’s Milk and Santa’s Little Helper. 


Address: 2718 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Looking for a quick way to add some holiday color to your home or office? Wildflower will have fresh holiday arrangements wraps and wreaths ready for you to grab-and-go during the Peppermint Trail. Check out their other giftable items while you’re in the shop. 

The Woodland Realm

Address: 24th and High Streets

Hours: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Swing by the Woodland Realm during the Peppermint Trail to learn more about this volunteer-led, 1/2 acre urban garden and woodland right in our neighborhood. Stick around for cob-oven cookies, a cauldron fire and outdoor fun at the garden!

Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure

Address: 2723 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

During the Peppermint Trail at Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure, enjoy peppermint cookies and add complimentary peppermint flavoring to any beverage.

ZZZ Records

Address: 2200 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

During the Peppermint Trail, all holiday-themed CDs and records will be 20% off at ZZZ Records. Stop in for some holiday tunes, plus for drawings for prizes at end of the night. 

Zora Bar & Rooftop

Address: 2120 Ingersoll Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–2 a.m.

If you work up an appetite on the Peppermint Trail, stop into Zora for half-price appetizers all day.

Roosevelt Cultural District

be., LLC

Address: 859L 42nd Street

Hours: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Take advantage of this Peppermint Trail deal at be, LLC: Peppermint lip balm and an herb mojo bag for $10.  Or come “spell” the goodness by making a peppermint spell jar to get through the holiday season.

Cabana Swim

Address: 835 42nd St. 

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Stop into Cabana Swim during the Peppermint Trail for Christmas decor, candies and discount coupons for use in December.

Campbell’s Nutrition

Address:4040 University Ave.

Hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Do some grocery shopping at Campbell’s Nutrition during the Peppermint Trail and receive a complimentary Iowa made organic peppermint lip balm with any purchase.

Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center

Address: 900 42nd St.

Hours: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join Capital Chiropractic, Iowa HBOT & Joujou for an afternoon of holiday cheer during the Peppermint Trail! Enjoy delicious bites and peppermint drinks as you peruse Capital Chiropractic’s office, purchase gift options, and the kids play on Joujou’s pop-up play areas.

The Cheese Shop

Address: 833 42nd Street, Suite B

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Stop into The Cheese during the Peppermint Trail to sample an assortment of holiday cheeses and stock up on holiday entertaining supplies.

Des Moines Community Playhouse

Address: 831 42nd St.

Hours: Photos and ticket specials are 10:00–11:00 a.m. only

Visit The Des Moines Playhouse for a chance to meet and be photographed with Cinderella and Prince Topher in the west lobby. This photo opportunity is free! The Playhouse will also have discounts on upcoming shows for Peppermint Trail visitors. Then bring your family back to the theatre after a day of shopping and dining for a performance of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at 1:00 PM or 5:00 PM. Tickets on sale now at

Iowa IV

Address: 833 42nd St

Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Stop into Iowa IV during the Peppermint Trail for Buy One, Get One Free Vitamin B12 injections. Purchase and receive a B12 injection for only $10 (normally $20) and receive a card for a FREE B12 injection on your next visit! Plus, complimentary drinks and holiday treats!


Address: 900 42nd St. (Note: Joujou is popping up in the Capital Chiropractic space!) 

Hours: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join Capital Chiropractic, Iowa HBOT & Joujou for an afternoon of holiday cheer during the Peppermint Trail! Enjoy delicious bites and peppermint drinks as you peruse Capital Chiropractic’s office, purchase gift options, and the kids play on Joujou’s pop-up play area.

La Mie Bakery & Restaurant

Address: 833 42nd St

Hours: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

La Mie will have their usual case full of delicious holiday sweets and pastries – including a new plum pastry! – available during the Peppermint Trail. They also have a line-up of winter coffee drinks including a Peppermint Mocha.

POP & NOD Boutique

Address: 833 42nd St

Hours: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Visit a new boutique during the Peppermint Trail! All holiday decor and candles will be 30% off at POP & NOD. All scarves, hats, and gloves are also 30% off.

Rogue Planet Music

Address: 4211 Chamberlain Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (opening one hour early)

Browse records during the Peppermint Trail at Rogue Planet Music while listening to holiday tunes on vinyl and enjoying holiday decor.

Rumors Vintage

Address: 4211 Chamberlain Ave

Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (opening one hour early)

Visit Rumors Vintage during the Peppermint Trail for a complimentary holiday Polaroid portrait! Plus, you don’t want to miss the holiday pop-up Mini Market in the shop featuring 4 local vendors selling vintage clothing and accessories alongside Rumors Vintage. The shop will be decorated with peppermint decor and lights and shoppers can enjoy holiday music and a complimentary beverage.

Russ Uptown Optical

Address: 4122 University Ave

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Visit Russ Uptown Optical during the Peppermint Trail for complimentary treats and beverages plus a special goodie bag with any purchase.

Susan Noland Designs in Gold

Address: 902 42nd St

Hours: 11 a.m.–1 p .m.

The Susan Noland Designs in Gold shop will be decorated in red and white for the holidays. Peppermint Trail guests will receive a special treat when they stop by.