Holiday Market

Central marks it’s ninth year of the Holiday Market, on Friday & Saturday (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Nov. 30, & Dec. 1, 2018. Once again, the Holiday Market will be held in conjunction with the Holly & Ivy tour sponsored by Salisbury House & Gardens of Des Moines.

The 2018 Holiday Market will feature over 50 vendors and local artisans, showcasing unique handmade crafts, jewelry, furniture and home decór – including a vintage offering, great food and more!

Free and open to the public, the 2018 Holiday Market is sure to be a fun time for all!


Soup, bread and pastries will be available for purchase (cost of lunch is $5 and includes choice of soup and bread), to fuel your Christmas shopping! We’ve even heard there will be Santa sightings along with holiday music.

The Holiday Market is an annual fundraiser to support Central’s mission efforts, locally and across the world.


This will be great time to finish your holiday shopping and support a good cause.

Vendor Registration is now closed!

2018 Holiday Market Vendors are:

Business Name

Products being sold

ADIO Chiropractic Clinic

Free health and posture screenings


Apple pastries and baked goods

Baskets Built by Linda

Handmade baskets using rattan and other natural fibers

Bee Mindful

Raw honey, skin care balms and beeswax candles

Beyond the Blue Door

Farmhouse signs and fragrant soy candles

Billy Love’s Historical Novels

Historical novels spanning pre- and post-World War II

Briden Originals

2D and 3D glass art pieces

Cards Truly from the Heart

Greeting cards and other stationery products

Central’s Knitting into the Mystery

Hand-crocheted and knitted dish clothes and scarves. Proceeds are for Christian education initiatives and programs, the World & Community Concerns Committee projects and the yarn and materials to produce these handmade items and the prayer shawls for the Deacon’s community care ministry.

Chapter APBN National TTT

Snowman tea light ornaments, magnets, felt scarves, jellies and jam. Proceeds are for sending deserving girls to camp.

Close Creek Creations

Favorite homemade soaps, lotions and lip balm

Cottage Gate Creations

Soy candles, night lights and holiday items

Cox Estate Appraisals

Vintage and antiques, costume and fine jewelry, art glass and collectibles

Crazy 4 Nuts

Gourmet cinnamon flavored roasted nuts

Creations by ACH

Winter and Christmas décor and jewelry

Creativity in Glass

Fused glass plates, bowls, home décor and garden art

CROSS Ministries

Festively decorated chocolate-covered pretzels. Proceeds are for homelessness and hunger prevention in Des Moines where over 21,000 acts of service are provided annually to low and no income people.

Dakota Designs by Alyce

Unique quality Southwestern designed jewelry

Daughters of Penelope #38

Fresh from Saint George’s Greek Orthodox Church, scrumptious homemade baklava and delectable baked goods!

Deer Creek Creations

Fabric handbags, scarves and ponchos

Designs by Deb

Intricate beaded jewelry and necklaces

Designs by Dotty

Fancy copper jewelry, gourds and wood carvings

Designs by Rebecca

Foot and neck warmers, scarves, cooling ties and wool dryer balls

Donna’s Mitten Factory

Wool mittens made out of re-purposed wool sweaters

Doodlebug Designs

Quizzical handcrafted jewelry and accessories

Fusion Boutique

Fun, positive, inspirational gifts and trendy home décor

Gemstones Jewelry

Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry

Grammy’s Bib Alls

Whimsical, hand-sewn children’s bibs

Grandma’s Fudge

Yummy fudge and peanut brittle just like Grandma’s!

Healthsource Chiropractic

FREE chair massages

Honey Badger Urban Farms, LLC

Pure raw honey, homemade jelly and olive oil soaps

Jan Davison Studio of Fine Art

Elegantly framed original art and notecards, featuring prints of original art

Jewelry Statement

Unique jewelry using nature’s crystals and pearls

Joan Mahaffey’s Crocheting & Crystal Jolly’s Embroidering

Delightful crocheted items and daintily embroidered dish towels

Kathie’s Custom Quilting

Beautiful quilts, table runners and quilted mug rugs

Lee Prairie Designs

Water-colored note cards, primitive Santa’s, Christmas houses and appliqued sewn items

Lockwood Jewelers

Original custom-designed and hand-crafted fine gold and sterling silver jewelry with cultured pearls and gemstones

Loveleee Things

Handmade crocheted goods

Lyall’s Labors, LTD

One-of-a-kind metal artwork

M.A.C.K. Crafts

Snowmen, lighted decorated glass blocks and wine bottles


Designer mittens, hats, scarves, vests, slippers, purses and ornaments made from felt wool sweaters

Mahler Ink, Etc.

Fine quality woodworking

Marcia Coughennower’s Decorative Glitter Houses

Charming handmade decorative homes


Books on the great state of Iowa!

Our Sister Parish

Bold aromatic Don Justo Coffee, El Salvador crafts, gift bags and baskets. Proceeds are for this faith-based ecumenical effort designed to bring hope and social development to the people of Berlín, Usulután and those who live in nearby cantons.

PATTH – A Honduras Ministry

Beautiful pine needle and plastic woven baskets. Proceeds are for this ministry of volunteers traveling to under-served villages in the mountains of Honduras, for medical, dental and surgery care, and construction projects for their residents.

P.E.O. Chapter JJ

Holiday décor and gifts. Proceeds go towards funding the education of women and girls, nationally and internationally.

Paper Matcha Santa’s

Santa figures made in paper mâché

Pursuit of a Dream – James Jordan: His Life and His Legacy

Biography on Historic Valley Junction’s James Cunningham Jordan – founding father of West Des Moines. Proceeds benefit the Historical Valley Junction Foundation.

Phunky Pallets

Pallets, wreaths and wood art

Rada Cutlery & Sculptural Felt

Iowa made, fine cutlery with a lifetime guarantee & small sculptural felt décor

Rising Sun Gems and Jewelry

Handmade jewelry, natural stones and rocks from around the world.

Sassy Stitches

Playful doll clothes and accessories

Socks, Slippers & More

Heavenly socks, felted slippers and mittens, baby shoes, hats and scarfs

The Knitting Sisters

Hand-knitted baby hats, sweaters and bags

Voss Woodworking

Wood turner and furniture maker