2019 Halloween on the Hill – October 31st

When: October 31st, 2019 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Starts at: Hoyt Sherman Place – 1501 Woodland Ave. Des Moines, Iowa

Parking, Directions, and Sponsors:

Since its inception in 2010, Halloween on the Hill continues to grow and has become Des Moines’s premier Halloween event.  Residents of the historic Sherman Hill neighborhood will be going all out to decorate their homes with spooky scenes while collecting items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry.  Halloween on the Hill will take place October 31 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring contributions of non-perishable food, other needed items, or donations to support the DMARC pantry.  Visit the DMARC website for a list of the most needed food items:  https://www.dmarcunited.org/movethefood/most-needed-items/

When you drop off your donation, you will be given a map and information to guide you to the spookiest displays.  The primary collection point will be Hoyt Sherman Place on the corner of 15th Street and Woodland Ave.  However, check the Facebook event page as we will be announcing additional drop off locations and information on expanded parking options.  16th Street (and parts of Center Street and Pleasant Street) will be completely blocked off to car traffic during the event. 

This neighborhood haunted house is a great family event for all ages and a fun way to support those in need in our community.  Visitors can expect to see lots of creatures, 7 foot tall Frankenstein, clowns, Medieval knights, zombie spiders, Freddy Kruger roaming the streets, a full-size pirate ship, live performances of Thriller, and much more.

Facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1391817864331789/?ti=icl

Some quotes from last year on Facebook:

“This was the coolest thing ever!  Thank you Sherman Hill for making Halloween spooky and fun!”

Stacey E.

“Went for the first time this year!  If you didn’t make it, this is something to put on your to do list!!! How much fun!!!

Christina A.

“Thank you so much to all the homeowners who put so much work into this night!  It was a blast and totally what Halloween should be!”

Amanda P.

This event is all trick, no treats!  However, hot chocolate and other items will be for sale with all proceeds going to the Beacon of Life a nonprofit which empowers women in crisis.

Previous Year Media Coverage and Recaps

This year is the 10th anniversary of Halloween on the Hill and we couldn’t be more excited to put on a spooky show and support a great cause! Check out some highlights from previous years:


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