Where to See Santa in the Quad Cities this Holiday Season



The holiday season is nearly here, and we are excited to see Santa in the Quad Cities very soon!

For many families, the holiday season just isn’t complete without a visit to see Santa himself! Whether you are 2 or 92, nothing captures the spirit of the season like Santa, especially when Mrs. Claus or the reindeer are near. We heard a rumor that the big fella himself will be making some appearances around the QC area real soon, so we want to make sure you know where to be and when! So be good, for goodness sake!

Lighting on the Commons

November 19

Meet Santa at the John Deere Pavillion while enjoying free cookies and hot cocoa!

Festival of Trees

November 19 – 27

Visit Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! A photographer is available on-site to capture this special moment with photographs available for purchase.

NorthPark Mall

November 25 – December 24

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting November 25 and is located at Von Maur court. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. 

SouthPark Mall

December 1 – 24 

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 1 and is located at Von Maur. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. 

Christmas in the Village

December 2 & 3

Santa will be at the International Fire Museum. The Grinch, An Elf, Frosty the Snowman, and a Reindeer will be in the Village too!

Christmas in LeClaire

December 2 – 4

This 3-day celebration of the holiday season features photos with Santa, breakfast with Santa, arts & crafts events, trolley rides, strolling Santa, and Christmas characters from around the world.

Rivermont Collegiate

December 3, 10 & 17 (9-Noon & 2-5pm)

Free photos with Santa! Stop by Rivermont Collegiate on December 3rd, 10th, or 17th. Santa will be there from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and again from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Winter in Bloom

December 4

The Hauberg Estate is the perfect way to start the holiday season with your entire family. Beautifully decorated trees adorn the magnificent mansion. There will be a visit from Santa. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be back again this year. Kids will enjoy crafts and games. Cookies and cocoa for everyone. A cash bar will also be available. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome!

QC Toddler Zone

December 4

Santa Claus will be at our store to hear your children’s wishes! Children will be able to participate in a craft, storytime, and receive a goodie bag! Stay and play after the event!

Symphony of Lights

December 4, 11 & 18

Meet with Santa Claus at the Eagle Point Lodge.

Santa at the Library

December 7

Santa Claus will be visiting the Geneseo Public Library District! Please come and visit Santa.

Winter Nights Winter Lights

December 9 & 10

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take your own photos. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.

Corn Crib Nursery

December 10 & 11

Corn Crib has all of your Holiday greenery with custom wreaths, bows, grave blankets, and more!  Be sure to visit Santa for a photo.

Elf Academy – Open House @ LeClaire Library

December 12

Join us for the return of Elf Academy! There will be games, crafts, and snacks for you to explore as you earn your ears as one of Santa’s elves! There will be music by The Connections and a special appearance from Santa Claus himself!

Niabi Zoo – Breakfast/Brunch with Santa Paws

December 18 & 19

Holiday cheer abounds when Santa Paws comes to town! Bring the family to our winter wonderland to eat a warm meal, decorate cookies with the elves, and get a photo with Santa Paws!

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