The holidays are almost upon us, Thanksgiving having already passed and Christmas looming. Winter Break for the kids in our lives will be here soon, and the question of how to entertain them without handing them a videogame controller for the entire break I bugging us all. Well, look no further than The Chieftain to help you have fun during December.
At the Putnam Museum in Davenport, you can enjoy some wintery fun with a Frozen Sing-along every Sunday until Dec. 27. Showtime is at 4:15, and adults can watch for only $8.50. Kids get admittance to the show for $7.00.
At the Figge Museum, Quad City Moms Blog is hosting an event for moms on Dec. 3 called Jingle Mingle Moms Night out. Tickets are $10 for the event that includes “great food, warm drinks, amazing holiday giveaways, pampering, LIVE music, and tons of fun for moms.” The QC Moms Blog will be donating a Halo Sleepsack for each ticket purchased. A Sleepsack is a wearable blanket created by Elizabeth Grace given to new mothers to keep their newborn babies warm. With your ticket to the event, you also gain admittance to the Museum to explore by yourself or be guided on a tour.
Disney On Ice returns to the iWireless Center from Dec. 3 – 6. On Thursday and Friday shows will start at 7 PM, while there will be three shows on Saturday at 11 AM, 3 PM, and 7 PM. Sunday’s shows will be at 1 PM and 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased on ticketmaster.com or at the iWireless Center Box Office.
In Eldridge, the Hometown Holiday festival will begin at 5:30 PM on Dec 4. Festivities include Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, the Crowning of the Grinch, a dancing show presented by Tina’s Dancers, and Sky Lanterns. More info about the event, as well as times, can be found on the facebook event page.
Christmas in LeClaire starts on Dec 4 and lasts until Dec 6. The event includes Santas from around the world walking the streets, face painting, breakfast with Santa, free trolley rides, and for adults Mississippi River Distilling Company will be having their First Friday event, where shops throughout LeClaire will be open late and live music will be at the Faithful Pilot Café at 7:30 PM.
The Village of East Davenport will be having a fireworks show at 9 PM on Dec. 5 after their Village Christmas Walk.
A Wonderful Life will be showing at Circa 21 until Dec. 27. A dinner buffet is included with the show except for matinee performances. Tickets are $50.16 for adults, $29.26 for 18 and under, and $48.16 for seniors. Group pricing is available for a discounted price. Circa 21 will also be presenting a Childrens Theatre presentation of The Most Famous Reindeer of All, the musical twist on the famous story of Rudolph the Rednosed reindeer. More info about both shows is available at circa21.com.
The District Theatre in downtown Rock Island will be presenting A Christmas Carol Dec 10-12, 17-20 at 8 PM and on Dec 13 and 20 at 3 PM. Tickets are only $20 to the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic.
Submitted by Anna Headley