Looking for some fun holiday events coming up in the Quad-Cities?

Look no further!

Here are some of the cool things to do during the week before Christmas, for all of you coming home from college, all of you celebrating the break from school, and all of you who are out of school and are just looking for something fun to do!

‘A Christmas Story’ at Circa ’21

The musical version of the beloved holiday film, “A Christmas Story,” will run through Dec. 30 at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse!

I reviewed the show and I thought it was wonderful. Fans of the film will definitely enjoy it, but even if you’ve never seen the movie, you’ll really love this nostalgic look at Christmas in the midwest in 1940. Get your tickets and find out showtimes by calling (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

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Christmas Pajama Skate Party

A Christmas PJ skate party is going down at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at Skate City, 1140 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.

Rolling fun for everyone. Skating, laser tag, updated arcade with 20+ video and redemption games! It’s roller skating at a whole new level!

Got those Christmas PJ’s you would just love to show off? This is your night! Come skate with us. Laser tag open too!

See the Winter Lights in Rock Island

Winter Nights, powered by MidAmerican Energy, are back through Jan. 1 at Quad City Botanical Center!

The event takes place daily 5 to 9 p.m. It’s $10 for adults, $6 youth 2-15 and free for babies.

Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 225,000 glowing lights, featuring new, entertaining experiences. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year. New additions include pocket exhibits, lighted nature motifs, a new dancing light show performance, and two new events.
Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot drinks, cocoa and treats for purchase.
Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

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Rudolph Rides Into The Adler

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is bringing its touring show into the Adler Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22. Doors open at 6 p.m., tickets are on sale now at the Adler box office and website.

The critically acclaimed live stage show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns to entertain families at theatres across North America. The national tour featuring the “most famous reindeer of all” and his friends from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will soar into Davenport at Adler Theatre on December 22, 2023. Following seven successful years of touring and more than 600 performances, Rudolph and the holly jolly cast of characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster — along with the audience — will help Santa save Christmas.

For more information about the tour visit www.rudolphthemusical.com.

Christmas Vacation Trivia

Three, count ’em, THREE, local pubs are holding trivia nights centered around the movie “Christmas Vacation” at 7 p.m. Dec. 21!

Green Tree Brewery, 309 Cody Road in LeClaire, the Barrel House, 211 E. 2nd St., Davenport, and Five Cities Brewing, 2267 Falcon Avenue, Bettendorf.

It’s free to play, up to eight people per team, all-ages, and you can win yourself some cash! And don’t worry, the sh***ers won’t be too full, Clark!




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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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