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 in 2022:

Thursday, December 1, 5pm – 9pm
Friday, December 2: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 3: 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 4: 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 A at 313 SW 5th Street.
Lot B at 325 SW 5th Street.
Lot C at 444 SW 5th Street.

Park Downtown Des Moines – Downtown Parking Rates

Parking Garages
Parking Garages: Parking Ramp – Market and SW 4th St
Parking Garages: Parking Ramp – 3rd & Court