Quad Cities | Winter Bucket List


Get Crafty

Shop for your loved ones while supporting local, small businesses at these Holiday Makers Markets throughout Iowa and Illinois from November to December.

Sign your kids up for a FREE online art workshop with Michaels craft store!

Beat the boredom with Crayola by using their online resources for winter-themed crafts and coloring pages.

Get some holiday inspo by checking out our Winter board on Pinterest!

Explore the QCA

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do this winter, rent an igloo at Tycoga Winery.

Check out the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train before it leaves our QCA Stations!

Stop by the Walcott branch library to write a letter to Santa then send it to the special Noth Pole mailbox inside the library!

Support your local sports team and attend a Quad City Storm Game.

Get Outside

Go ice skating locally or take a short drive to go snow tubing.

Whether you are a professional skier or want to take snowboarding lessons, plan a day trip or an entire weekend at one of these Ski Resorts within 2 hours of the Quad Cities!

Hit up one of QC’s many hiking trails for a winter wonderland walk.

Explore the Quad Cities with friends and family using your mobile trail pass!

Holiday Must-Do’s

Be sure to get in the holiday spirit by visiting the various Holiday Lights & Displays throughout the Quad Cities such as the Festival of Trees in Downtown Davenport, Winter Nights Winter Lights at the QC Botanical Center, Holiday Lights at Fejervary Learning Center, and many more!

Plan a visit to see Santa at one or all of the dozen locations around the Quad Cities!

Go see the classic Christmas tale in a different rendition of A Christmas Story: The Musical.

Ride the North Pole Express where you will meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, a snow princess, and all the elves – decorate cookies, make toys and so much more!

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