If you are looking for a free, family-friendly holiday event with the added bonus of an opportunity for some beautiful photo backdrops, then look no further than the Hauberg Mansion in Rock Island!

The 50th Annual ‘Winter in Bloom’ holiday open house will be taking place at the Hauberg Civic Center (1300 24th Street Rock Island) this Sunday Dec 3 from 12-5 p.m.

New to this year’s event will be a special Photo Booth room, in addition to the other elegantly decorated rooms! Perfect for holiday family photos!

Make-n-take crafts will be available for the children, as well as a scavenger hunt throughout the entire mansion. Free horse and carriage rides will be available from 1-5 p.m. Sign-ups will begin at 12:30 and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.

Cookies and hot cocoa will be served, and a cash bar will be open to adults 21 and over.

Do not miss this opportunity to experience this historical treasure all dressed up for the holidays!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.