Free parking for Christkindlmarket Des Moines visitors is available in Lots 3 and 4 (see map below) west of Principal Park (between SW 2nd St and SW 3rd St and south of W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy) during the following days/times:
Thursday, December 2, 5pm – 9pm
Friday, December 3: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 4: 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 5: 11am – 5pm
Seven handicapped parking stalls are located in Lot 2 for those with a visible permit. All others parking in Lot 2 will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Park Downtown Des Moines:
ON-STREET: FREE parking all-day in these areas. Vehicles must move every 24 Hours.
Pennsylvania Avenue, E Court to Des Moines Street
River Bridges: Walnut, Locust, and Grand
North Side of Locust, from 15th to 17th (look for the Green “FREE Parking” Meter Bags)
Lot B at 325 SW 5th Street. Rates are $5/hour and are paid on exit by credit card. Lot is open 24/7.
Lot C at 444 SW 5th Street. Rates are $2/hour and are paid on exit by credit card. Lot is open 24/7.
Park Downtown Des Moines – Downtown Parking Rates
Parking Garages: Parking Ramp – Market and SW 4th St
Parking Garages: Parking Ramp – 3rd & Court