Where to See Holiday Lights & Displays in the QCA


Holiday lights are one of the best ways to start feeling festive. And we have some great places to check out right here in the Quad Cities!

Winter Nights Winter Lights

November 18 – January 1

Be amongst the first to experience this year’s light display. Guests will gather around the pond for the first lighting of the season after a short introduction of our presenting sponsor, MidAmerican Energy Company. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.

Lighting on the Commons

November 19

The Lighting on the John Deere Commons is a free annual community event that kicks off the holiday season. Join your friends and neighbors in downtown Moline for attractions that include Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides courtesy of MidAmerican Energy, live music, a children’s craft area, and of course, the famous Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks.

Festival of Trees

November 19 – 27 

Welcome to the Festival of Trees, where holiday magic comes to life each year in downtown Davenport! Featuring over 150 designer displays, fun-filled attractions, special events, and the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest, join us as we welcome back this 10-day holiday extravaganza in-person, bigger and better than ever before!

Symphony of Lights

November 26 – December 30

Visitors to the festival will enjoy the viewing of over 40 lighted displays, 500,000+ supporting lights, castles, streams, and a gingerbread lodge that fill a 1.1-mile loop of Eagle Point Park located off highway 67 North. Its beauty and splendor will take you back to those holiday memories of your childhood.

Holiday Lights @ Fejervary Park

November 26 – January 8

Join us for the seasonal holiday lights display at Fejervary Learning Center! Shows last approx. 15 minutes. A new show starts every 30 minutes beginning at 5 PM with the last show starting at 9:30 PM. Parking and viewing areas can be found online at www.davenportiowa.com/holidaylights

Radio broadcast: turn your radio to FM 107.5 to sync with the holiday lights’ music broadcast!

Vander Veer Conservatory Poinsettia & Light Display

November 26 – January 13

The annual holiday spectacular features countless poinsettias (and Paintsettias!), a multitude of lights, and extended Saturday evening hours. (Closed Mondays and holidays)

Geneseo Christmas Lighted Parade

December 10

The Victorian Walk returns for one year only as the 2022 Geneseo Christmas Walk presents Victorian Walk Throwback. This year’s logo features the classic Victorian family walking towards the Central Schoolhouse to celebrate Christmas in Geneseo!

Attending the Victorian Walk Throwback will be a must for anyone’s holiday schedule, so save the date!


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  1. Thank you for providing the holiday lights listing! Your listing was the only one I could find this year. I would suggest you consider adding 14th St, Moline between 18th and 19th Avenues. Homes on both sides of the street decorate quite heavily, especially for Christmas but also for Halloween.


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