Nothing kicks off the holiday season in the Quad Cities more festively than the Festival of Trees!

This amazing annual tradition since 1986, held at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd St Davenport), will commence festivities on Thursday Nov 21. There will be something to enjoy for the entire family between the art galleries, Bo the Bear, the decorated trees and much more!

 

Here is a full list of the Special Events at the Festival of Trees 2019:

 

Silent Disco Sneak Peek!

Thursday Nov 21             6 – 9 p.m.                         RiverCenter South, Great Hall

Get a first glimpse into Festival at this quiet clubbing headphone party! Enjoy a sneak peek at all the designer displays while 3 live DJ’s battle for your attention at the Quad Cities first-ever silent disco party!  Nosh on tasty hors d’oeuvres and sample craft beers & wines from local distributors. Cash bar also available. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, visit https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/silent-disco.

 

Santa’s Special Stars

Thursday Nov 21             9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                            RiverCenter (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)

A special day dedicated exclusively to our stars with disabilities. This event is not open to the public. Visit https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/special-stars for more information.

 

Silver Bell Social

Friday Nov 22                  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                            RiverCenter South (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)

A party dedicated to our senior friends age 55 and over. Tickets are $5 at the door. Visit https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/silver-bell-social for more information.

 

Grand Premiere

Friday Nov 22                      6:30 p.m.        RiverCenter South, Great Hall (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)

Grand Premiere Party- Be one of the first to purchase or bid on beautiful designer displays while enjoying culinary creations by Chef Chris Carton. Enjoy the jazzy-funky sounds of the popular band Soul Storm, while you take in the marvelous displays and participate in some awesome raffles. Tickets are $75. Reserved table for 8 is $800. Get tickets today at https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/grand-premiere.

 

Holiday Parade

Saturday Nov 23                 10 a.m.            Downtown Davenport

This event features giant helium character balloons, pageant queens, dance groups, floats, bands, tractors, and of course your chance to see Santa making his way down the parade route! For parade route, visit https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/holiday-parade.

 

Teddy Bear Tea

Sunday Nov 24                     2 p.m.             Radisson (111 E 2nd St. Davenport)

Children are invited to bring their favorite plush animal to an adorable Teddy Bear Tea party for youngsters and their adult guests. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/teddy-bear-tea.

 

Sugar Plum Ball

Tuesday Nov 26                   6-9 p.m.         Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State St. Bettendorf)

Quoted as being the “best event in the Quad Cities,” this evening is for all the special sugarplums and their favorite gentlemen. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/sugar-plum-ball.

 

Celebrity Lunch

Wednesday Nov 27           11 a.m.             Radisson (111 E 2nd St. Davenport)

Local Celebrities will become waiters for a day and entertain guests by showcasing their outrageous and wacky talents for tips. Tickets are $50 each or a table of 10 is $475 (Includes one FREE Adult General Admission ticket to Festival). Make your reservation today at https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/celebrity-lunch.

 

Family Day

Saturday Nov 30                9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Family Day– $1 off General Admission prices for the whole family!

 

 

General admission tickets are available for purchase at the door during Festival hours. Adults are $10, Seniors (60+) are $6 and Children (2-10) are only $3. All IHMVCU Members can show their debit, credit or membership cards or IHMVCU checks for BOGO General Admission tickets (only applies to same type of tickets).

 

Here are the General Admission Hours:

Saturday Nov 23                 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday Nov 24                    10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Military Day)

Monday Nov 25                   9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday Nov 26                   9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday Nov 27           9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday Nov 28                 CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Friday Nov 29                       9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday Nov 30                 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Family Day)

Sunday Dec 1                     10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

For a full list of Santa’s hours and group rates, go to https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/admission.

The Festival of Trees is the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, a non-profit organization that enriches the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Visit https://www.qcfestivaloftrees.com for more information.

Get into the holiday spirit, while making lifelong memories with your family and friends, at this year’s Festival of Trees!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.