TDL - Family in Photobooth

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our wish families and guests, no program or pre-walk activities, as well as activities inside of the Wish Shop, will be offered this year. Guests will head to the Palace Theatre to check in or register, and then head straight to the lights route, with fun activities happening along the way. Registration will be open from 4:30 to 8:00; participants can arrive and check in at any point in this time frame. 

For more information on our COVID-19 related policies and procedures, click here.

Join Make-A-Wish ® Iowa for our annual Tour De Lights event! Come walk, run, or bike the 1.5 mile route of light displays at Jolly Holiday Lights, another holiday tradition for the Des Moines area. Money raised during Tour De Lights grants wishes to children with critical illnesses - life-changing experiences made possible by donors like you. All participants are encouraged to raise money to help grant wishes of kids in our community through their personal and team fundraising pages.

Cystic Fibrosis

15-year-old Brandon didn’t let his cystic fibrosis keep him from completing the obstacle course during his wish to be a Navy SEAL.


13-year-old Emmalee wished to take her family to a tropical resort.