The Christkindlmarket Des Moines Silent Auction will be featuring 12 Iowa non-profit organizations and their festive tree creations in our Weihnachtswald tent during CDM 2023 November 30 – December 3, 2023.
The Daughters of Norway have been staples in the Weihnachtswald since our inaugural year in 2016. Eva Nansen Lodge 46 became the first Iowa lodge to bear the name Daughters of Norway on November 5, 2006 with forty-six charter members representing Norway, Denmark, and Sweden ancestries. Membership is available not only to Norwegians, but women with Danish, Swedish, Finnish, and Icelandic connections. The Lodge Sisters pride themselves in offering educational and festive events, cultural programs and activities, and social gatherings. Lifelong Nordic friendships have developed while sharing common interests. The Daughters of Norway continue to participate in the CDM Silent Auction because it promotes their organization to a broader audience so people are more aware of their existence. The lodge members create fantastic trees by working together to craft many of the ornaments and enjoy the camaraderie on decoration day. Here is their tree from 2022. Isn’t it amazing?
If you are excited to see what Daughter of Norway have in store for us this year, visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines November 30 – December 3, 2023!