Check out these fun holiday events in the Quad Cities!

Cue the holiday music, and mix up the cocoa. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas festivities are in full swing in the Quad Cities. Join in on the fun with these merry activities!

Christmas in the Village

The Village of East Davenport

November 30 + December 1, 2018: 6 PM – 9 PM

Observe the Village of East Davenport come alive for Christmas! Come to this annual event to see Santa and Rudolph, hear live music and Christmas stories, and make crafts and memories with family and friends!

See the event page for more information here.

Elf on the Shelf

Vander Veer Park - 215 E Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA

December 1, 2018: 7 PM – 9 PM

December 8, 15, 22, 2018: 5 PM – 7 PM

Gather at Vander Veer Park on Saturdays in December for events for the whole family. These elf themed happenings include crafts, games, family photo sessions, Santa, park tours, and more!

See the event page for more information here.

SantaCon Davenport

Downtown Davenport

December 8, 2018: 11:35 AM – 8 PM

Don’t be intimidated by the mob of Santas running through the streets of downtown Davenport, just join in. The SantaCon Davenport pub crawl encourages every wannabe Santa to participate, provided you have the proper attire. Dress head-to-toe as the great man himself for drink deals and a festive time with friends!

Check out rules and more information on the route here.


Freight House – 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA

December 8, 2018: 10 AM - 10 PM 

December 9, 2018: 10 AM - 4 PM

The famous German Christmas market is coming to the Quad Cities! Browse hand-crafted merchandise and souvenirs, taste traditional cuisine, and experience festive German music, all at the Freight House in Davenport. It’s the perfect way to create a new holiday tradition with family and friends!

Find out more information on the event page here.

Ho Ho Holiday Light Tours

Check out some of the best Iowa QC holiday light displays while we at altSTATES do the driving for your group of up to 14 people! Private tours are available any day of the week through December 23. Learn more and grab your spot today here!