Festive and Fun Holiday Events in the Quad Cities


Festive and Fun Holiday Events

Dec1- Colonel Davenport Open House 1840s Christmas On Sunday, December 1st, the Colonel Davenport House joins three other historic sites in the Quad Cities open with their historic Christmas decorations ready.  The Colonel Davenport House will have free admission December 1 to tour the house from 12-4 p.m.. 

Dec 1- Christmas Walk at Pioneer Village Sun 12 PM · Scott County, Iowa Conservation · Davenport, Iowa

Enjoy the historic buildings beautifully decorated at the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village in Scott County Park.  Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy make and take crafts, refreshments and more.  (12 to 4 p.m.; Free with North Scott Food Pantry Donation)

Dec 1- Kwik Star Festival of Trees 2019 Sun 10 AM · RiverCenter/Adler Theatre · Davenport, Iowa If you haven’t been to Festival of Trees this year, there’s still time.  Beautiful trees, a gingerbread village, a kid-friendly area with Santa – there is tons to do for the entire family at the River Center in Davenport. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Adults: $10, Kids 2-10: $3

Dec 1- Winter in Bloom Sun 12 PM · Friends of Hauberg Civic Center · Rock Island, Illinois

You are invited to the annual “Winter in Bloom” holiday open house at the Hauberg Estate in Rock Island, Ill., from 12-5 p.m.  With every room elegantly decorated, it’s the perfect place to take holiday photos with friends and family. Kids will enjoy fun crafts and games. There will be live music, cookies & cocoa for everyone. Come and see this historical treasure in our community, all dressed up for the holidays!  The event is FREE to the public and everyone is welcome.

Dec 1- 19th Century Christmas at Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House Sun 12 PM · Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House · Moline, Illinois

A Quad Cities tradition is just around the corner – 19th Century Christmas at Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House in Moline, Ill., is Sunday, December 1 from 12-5 p.m.  Free family activities are planned for all ages, from Santa handing out books to children in the Butterworth Education Center to cookies and punch for all visitors in the elegant Butterworth Center dining room.   

Dec 1- Gold Coast Glass: Works from the German Home Exhibit Sun 12 PM · German American Heritage Center & Museum · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 6- Christkindlmarkt St. Nicholas Dinner and Sneak Peek Party Fri 5 PM · Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 6-8  Christkindlmarkt QC 2019 Dec 6 – Dec 8 · Freight House Farmers’ Market · Davenport, Iowa

Christkindlmarkt includes over 45 vendors with traditional European crafts and fresh greenery, Christmas trees, candles, and treats at the Freight House, 421 W. River Drive in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  Enjoy the traditional Christkindlmarkt favorites such as gluhwein (German mulled wine), hot chocolate, and pretzels, along with seeing the German legendary characters such as Christkind, Krampus, and St. Nicholas.  Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Shuttles available to take you to Christmas in the Village and OMG Beckyfest. For more information, visit Facebook

December 6-7 Christmas in the Village 

It’s a family tradition for over 40 years in the Village of East Davenport.  Come and enjoy carolers, children’s activities, Nativity scene and petting zoo with animals, and, of course, Santa will be there along with other holiday characters.  6-9 p.m. each night.  There will be Winter Sparkle fireworks on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m.  The Village is located at Mound & 11th Street, Davenport, Iowa.

Dec 6- The 35th Annual Muscatine Holiday Stroll 2019 Fri 5:30 PM Downtown Muscatine, Iowa

Dec 6- December First Friday – Christmas in LeClaire Fri 5 PM · Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House · Le Claire, Iowa

Dec 6- Quad City Arts: Outreach Fri 9:30 AM · Handicapped Development Center · Davenport, Iowa

December 7-8 1840s Christmas 

On December 7-8, the decorated Colonel Davenport house will again be open for tours from 12-4 p.m.  This weekend includes children’s activities, refreshments, carolers, and an antique sleigh outside to take your holiday pictures. Admission for this weekend is $6 adults for 13 years and over; $4 for seniors (62 & older), free 12 and under and active military.

Dec 7- Lighted Christmas Parade Sat 5 PM · Runner’s Park 742 15th Ave East Moline, IL 61244 · East Moline, Illinois

Dec 7- CP Holiday Train w/ Meghan Patrick/Tanika Charles/Kelly Prescott Sat 9 PM · Davenport, Iowa · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 7- Family day in LeClaire Sat 10 AM · Le Claire, Iowa · Le Claire, Iowa

Christmas in LeClaire – December 6-8
The charming village of 
LeClaire, Iowa, is transformed into a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting with its delightful shopping, trolley rides, activities, bazaar, Santas from around the world, craft demonstrations with a wooden shoe maker and chainsaw carver, and breakfast with Santa.  On Saturday there is an Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K at 10 a.m.  Christmas in LeClaire is where Santa comes to shop.  LeClaire is located 20 minutes outside of the metro Quad Cities (just off I-80 on Hwy 67).

Dec 7- Disney On Ice presents Dream Big Sat 3 PM · TaxSlayer Center · Moline, Illinois

Dec 8- Disney On Ice Dream Big Sun 3 PM · TaxSlayer Center · Moline, Illinois

Dec 8- Women’s Christmas Event “Hope Has Come” Sun 5:30 PM · Coram Deo Bible Church · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 8- WinterFest Sun 12 PM · Family Museum · Bettendorf, Iowa

One of their most deer-ly beloved events is back again with lots of wintry fun activities for all ages from 12-5 p.m. at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa.  Meet a real reindeer and have your picture taken with Santa!  Make a variety of holiday crafts, enjoy performances by the Family Museum Dance Company (A Nutcracker “Sweet”), the Quad City Symphony Youth Choir, and other local musical groups.  A $1 cash or canned food donation for the River Bend Foodbank is all you need for admission (members, too!). Cash donations are preferred as every dollar donated provides FIVE meals for those in need.

Dec 8- Christmas MINI’s Sun 10 AM · Floreciente Neighborhood Association · Moline, Illinois

Dec 8- An Ambrosian Christmas Sun 3 PM · Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University · Davenport, IowaTHE mama's market the market journey to joy the spotlight moms night out

Dec 10- Harry Potter Trivia Night Tue 6 PM · Vander Veer Botanical Park · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 10- Dodgeball League at Elevate! (Ages 10-18) Tue 4 PM · Elevate Trampoline Park (Quad Cities) · Milan, Illinois

Dec 11- Children’s Holiday Party Wed 5 PM · The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center · Rock Island, Illinois

Dec 12- Pup Portraits & Holiday Open House Thu 12 PM · Giraffe Photography · Davenport, Iowa

Pup Photos with Giraffe Photography

Dec 12- Argrow’s House Christmas Party Thu 5:30 PM · Coworkqc · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 13- Fantastic Friends: Christmas Fri 6 PM · GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities · Moline, Illinois

Dec 13- Frightmare Before Christmas Fri 7 PM · Factory of Fear · Moline, Illinois

Dec 13 & 14- Lucia Nights Festival of Lights Buildings in the historic village of Bishop Hill, Ill., will have a single candle in each window and sidewalks will be illuminated by luminaries. Each business and museum will be open late and have a Lucia girl serving cookies. Activities begin on Friday with the lighting of the park Christmas tree with poetry and holiday singing. (Free, 6-9 p.m.)

Dec 14- The Galesburg Express Holiday Festival Sat 8 AM · Downtown Galesburg · Galesburg, Illinois

Dec 14- Geneseo Christmas Walk 2019 Sat 8 AM · Geneseo Christmas Walk · Geneseo, Illinois

There are tons of family-friendly activities in Geneseo, Ill., for the Christmas Walk, beginning with a fun run. Kids can write letters to Santa, make crafts, take photos with the Grinch, listen to holiday performances, and even enjoy a Christmas Walk Lighted Parade. In the evening, store windows come alive and streets buzz with carols and food vendors. (Free, 2 to 8 p.m.)

Dec 14- Cozy Christmas at R7 Barn Sat 10 AM · R7 Reclaimed · Grandview, Iowa

Dec 14- Jingle Bell Run Quad Cities Sat 9 AM · Credit Island · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 14- Army/Navy Game at The Tangled Wood Sat 1:30 PM · The Tangled Wood · Bettendorf, Iowa

Dec 14- Frightmare Before Christmas Sat 7 PM · Factory of Fear · Moline, Illinois

Dec 29- Gold Coast Glass: Works from the German Home Exhibit Sun 12 PM · German American Heritage Center & Museum · Davenport, Iowa

Dec 29- Tomfoolery On Tremont 43 // Costaki Economopoulos Sun 8 PM · The Renwick Mansion · Davenport, Iowa



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