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“Christmas Around the World” is How Festival of Trees Ushers in the Holiday Season in the Quad Cities 

November 23 - December 1

Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Christmas Around the World” is How Festival of Trees Ushers in the Holiday Season in the Quad Cities 

The 34th Annual Festival of Trees, a benefit for Quad City Arts, returns to the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on November 23-December 1, 2019, to kick off the holiday season in the Quad Cities.

Kwik Star Festival of Trees is a spectacular display of over 150 designer trees, holiday rooms, wreaths, decorated fireplace mantles, and gingerbread village creations.

This fun-filled event for all ages continues to feature the familiar attractions and events that many have come to know and love, including the Festival Express Train, Reindeer Games Children’s Activity Center, Gingerbread Village, Treat Shoppe, Tinsel Treasures Gift Shop, High School Art Exhibit, CenterStage performances and, of course, your chance to visit with Santa!

Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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Special ticketed events include: first-ever Silent Disco Sneak Peek, Festival Premiere Party, Teddy Bear Tea, Sugar Plum Ball, and Celebrity Lunch. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: www.qcfestivaloftrees.com

The 27th Annual Holiday Parade takes place in downtown Davenport on Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m.  This parade features over 20 giant helium character balloons, pageant queens, dance groups, floats, marching bands and, of course, your chance to see Santa making his way down the parade route in his shiny, red Santamobile!

The procession begins at 3rd Street & Pershing Ave. going west to Scott Street, then turning left to make its way back east on 2nd Street, finishing at 2nd Street and Iowa Ave.

Festival of Trees has become a beloved community event and holiday tradition.  More than 3,000 volunteers, 600 designers, and over 150 sponsors and friends of Festival, help make this event possible each year to raise money for Quad City Arts, a local non-profit arts organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad Cities region through the arts.  Over 100,000 people experience Festival annually, making it one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities.

General Admission Days & Hours:

November 22 • Silver Bell Social Senior Event, 9 am – 12 pm

November 23 • Festival Opens to Public 9 am – 8 pm

November 24 • 10 am – 8 pm Military Day $2 off all admission tickets for military families with military ID (Immediate family of military member only)

November 25 • 9 am – 8 pm

November 26 • 9 am – 8 pm

November 27 • 9 am – 8 pm

November 28 • CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

November 29 • 9 am – 8 pm

November 30 • 9 am – 8 pm Family Day $1 off all admission tickets

December 1 • 10 am – 4 pm

Santa’s hours differ from regular general admission and will be available at: www.qcfestivaloftrees.com


Tickets available for purchase at the doors during Festival hours.

$10 Adults

$3 Children (2-10)

$6 Seniors (60+)

Group rates available at quadcityarts.com/festival

NEED MORE INFORMATION visit: www.qcfestivaloftrees.com or call 309.793.1213

Contact Visit Quad Cities at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at www.visitquadcities.com.  The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.  The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.


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