Grand Holiday Open Houses

Above: Check out three of Des Moines’ most impressive buildings in holiday trim, including the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

Expand your world this holiday season by venturing into some grand and festive environments:

• World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Open House: Free, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, enjoy holiday music as well as the artwork and exhibits.

• Terrace Hill Open House: The governor’s home,  decorated for the season, will be open to visitors Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s free, including refreshments and enjoying music from the 1869 piano. No need to check in at the Carriage House; you can go straight to the north door.

• Salisbury House Holly & Ivy home tour: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, the grand manor at 4025 Tonawanda Drive will be decked out for the holidays. The Holly & Ivy tour includes visits to three elegant homes, too. For prices, hours and other details, click here

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