Downtown Moline will be kicking off the 2018 Holiday Season this weekend with the 2nd Annual Holiday Hop!

The Moline Centre Holiday Hop involves over 40 unique stores, restaurants and much more! On Friday Nov 9 from 4-8 p.m. this free event will provide to be a magical and memorable evening for all.

An array of family-friendly events will be available, including children’s holiday movies at the Black Box Theatre and the Boys & Girls Club. There will also be live music, arts, crafts, in-house specials, food, refreshments, interactive games, carolers, and even Santa!

Here are just a few of the participating business in this year’s Holiday Hop:

Ann Layne Studio                          415 14th St

New season? New hairstyle. Get a haircut at Anne Layne Studio, where women’s cuts are $20, men’s cuts are $12, exfoliation is $10 and brow waxes are free.

Bad Boyz Pizza and Pub Moline Il            313 16th St

Prepare for winter hibernation by getting $3 off every large specialty pizza.

Barley & Rye Bistro                      1320 5th Ave

Order a bottle of wine with dinner and receive half off the bottle’s price.

Barrel House 2011                        1321 5th Ave

Get $3 off any draft beer.

Bent River Brewing                       1412 5th Ave

Get in the holiday spirit by watching Christmas movies on the patio with your dinner.

Bierstube Moline                          1413 5th Ave

Children receive complimentary Kinderpunsch and Frittierte Schneebälle (fried snowballs). Glühwein, seasonal mulled wine, is also available for adult purchase.

The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities            1623 5th Ave

He’s making his list and checking it twice: Santa will be at the Black Box Theatre to give out free books to kids while children’s Christmas movies play.

BLVD Barbers                  1332 5th Ave

Stop by for the chance to win a free hair cut certificate and enjoy some refreshments.


Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley                   338 6th St

Play in all the reindeer games at the Boys & Girls Club, where there will be free hot chocolate, popcorn, crafts and games for kids.

Cruz cuts Barbershop                  1609 5th Ave

Come through to elevate your hairstyle with the chance to win a raffle basket of elegance products, as well as refreshments for everyone.

Cup A Joe                          1603 5th Ave

Warm up as temperatures drop with free coffee, a chocolate fountain and other treats.

Dead Poet’s Espresso Ltd.                         1525 3rd Ave

Fog up your glasses with a free hot chocolate after any purchase of food or a gift basket.

DIY craft lounge                            1514 5th Ave

Get creative with free cider and hand-crafted cupcakes.

Elite Audio QC                 Location TBA

Remix it up with a set from DJ Thadius.

Flutter of the Quad Cities, Inc.                 419 13th St

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t stay on top of the hottest trends in clothes: get 15% off all regular priced items.

Cafe Fresh!                      1514 5th Ave

1/2 off House Selects

Global Communities                    Moline

Stop by to support local Floreciente businesses, including Don Chuy’s Enchiladas, Carmen’s Jewelry, Chocofresas Ice Cream Shop, Boost Mobile and Nueva Vida Health Products.

Gentlemen’s Barbershop & Shave Parlor                           1715 5th Ave

Feeling like you lost some inches (after a haircut)? Recuperate with free beverages and snacks.

Heritage Natural Foods               1317 6th Ave

Keep your body healthy with 20% off regular priced goods and free samples.

Isabel Bloom                    1505 River Dr

Decorate your home with the holidays and get a free Gift with any purchase while in-house entertainment plays.

Jimmy John’s                   1401 5th Ave

Enjoy a freaky-fast and free sample sandwich.

Julie’s Artistic Rose                      1601 5th Ave

Who says flowers can’t bloom in the winter? Enjoy 20% off everything storewide with free refreshments.

King’s Daughters Thrift Shop                    1333,1317 5th Ave

Open House

Lagomarcino’s                 1422 5th Ave

He’s a mean one, Mr. Grinch — get a selfie with the Grinch and listen to Christmas music as you drink shots of hot fudge if he proves too grumpy for the holidays.

Le Mekong Restaurant                1606 5th Ave

Order a bottle of wine with dinner and receive half off the bottle’s price.

Lillee Leighton Salon feat. Arlo & Elm popup shop                         417 14th St

O’Keefe’s Sports Pub & Grub                    1331 5th Ave

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau                         136 E 3rd St (Dav)

It’s time for Chriskindlemarkt, the most holly and jolly of Christmas markets.

Quad City Storm                           1201 River Dr

The puck drops for the game against the Birmingham Bulls at 7:10 p.m.

The River House                            1333,1317 5th Ave

It’s fish and shrimp night with special dishes at $13.99.

Rebellion Brew Haus                   1529 3rd Ave

Buy 2 chorizo, shrimp or pork shoulder taco get one free. Mix and match however they like. Limit one per customer.

Rob Storm        

Look at someone who’s more frozen than you feel — ice sculptures will be available for special viewing at the Riverhouse Landing.

The Shameless Chocoholic                        1526 River Dr

Shamelessly walk in for the chance to win tickets to see Disney on Ice: Frozen.

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center                          101 18th St

Find out if Stoney Creek’s got the softest of marshmallowest at their complimentary hot chocolate station as Christmas music plays.

The Planning Center, Inc.                          1615 5th Ave

Enjoy the beautiful decorations in the windows.

Two Rivers Massage                     1411 6th Ave

Have the winter blues got you down? Get a free chair massage, gift bag, cider, and cookies to lift your holiday spirits.

TaxSlayer Center                           1201 River Dr

The puck drops for the Quad City Storm game against the Birmingham Bulls at 7:10 p.m.

The Other Bar                 1522 River Dr

Take a break — domestic bottles are $2 while cooler shots are $3.

WaterMark Corners                     1500 River Dr

Upgrade your palate and add to your palette with free wine and cheese, personalized stationery for the first 100 customers and live music. On Friday and Saturday, receive $10 WaterMark Cash for every $50 spent (good toward any purchase in December).


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Make plans to hop on Downtown Moline this Friday night for an evening filled with holiday fun! And don’t worry about having to travel on foot to each of the participating businesses because there will be free trolley service available!

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.