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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 08:37
Holiday Performances

Follow young Clara on her magical journey as she saves the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat King. The well-known holiday classic comes to life in Ballet Quad Cities' enchanting production at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa. With a cast of over 50, they bring Tchaikovsky's well-known music to life in three spectacular performances on Dec. 14th at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15th at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Adler Theater Box Office at 563-326-8500 or at any Ticketmaster outlet.

This is a Quad Cities premiere of this musical based on the famous movie, A Christmas Story. All of the iconic scenes from the movie are there as Ralphie wishes for a Red Rider BB Gun. Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse is a beautifully restored Vaudeville-era theater and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 1828 3rd Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois. Call 309-786-7733 for reservations or visit circa21.com.

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Celebrate at John Deere Historic Mansions

Christmas at the historic John Deere family mansions in Moline, Illinois, has become a holiday tradition. On Sunday, Dec. 1, step back in time for the free 19th Century Christmas celebration from 12-5 p.m. Also, visit with living-history volunteers, hear carolers, and participate in make-and-take activities.

Big Holiday Weekend Fri, Dec 6 - Sun, Dec 8

It's a family tradition for over 25 years in the Village of East Davenport. On Dec. 6-7, come and enjoy live windows, music, local artists, horse-drawn wagon rides, and of course Santa will be here. 6-9 p.m. each night. There will be fireworks on Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. The Village is located at Mound & 11th Street, Davenport, Iowa.

If you want to jazz up the holidays, come to the free Gallery Hop! from 6-10 p.m. on Dec. 6 in The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District in Rock Island, Ill. With great food and beverages to keep you motivated, where else can you party while you shop?

The charming village of LeClaire, Iowa, is transformed into a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting on Dec. 6-8 with its delightful shopping, trolley rides, bazaar, and breakfast with Santa. Christmas in LeClaire is where Santa comes to shop.

Princess Diana Exhibit Ends Sun, Jan 5

The award-winning exhibition Diana, A Celebration, chronicles the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, through 150 objects, including her famed royal wedding gown. It is on display until January 5 at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. The exhibit has nine galleries containing 150 objects-ranging from her royal wedding gown and 28 of her designer dresses to family heirlooms, personal mementoes, paintings and rare home movies and photos.

Quad City Mallards

The Quad City Mallards proudly take to the ice for their "AA" Central Hockey League (CHL) season in 2013-14. All Mallards home games are played at the iWireless Center in Moline from October-March. In December, the Mallards play at home on Dec. 6-8, and 21. Single game tickets start at only $10.

Ski Snowstar

Opening December 7! When the weather gets colder in the Quad Cities, it is time to head outdoors to play in the winter wonderland. One place to have a great time in the snow is at the 28-acre Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park. With downhill ski runs of all levels, a tube hill and plenty of lifts, anyone can have fun at Snowstar. The tube hill is twice as big now! For more information, call 800-383-4002. Only minutes from the Quad Cities - just off IL Route-92 at 9500 126th Street West in Andalusia, Ill.

More Events

Zither Winter Concert - German American Heritage Center, Sun, Dec 1

Winterfest Open House - Family Museum, Sun, Dec 1

Holiday Open House - Quad City Botanical Center, Sun, Dec 1

Winter in Bloom - Hauberg Civic Center, Sun, Dec 1

Holly Days - Aledo, Illinois, Fri, Dec 6 - Sat, Dec 7

Quad City Symphony Concert - Sat, Dec 7 - Sun, Dec 8

Branson on the Road - Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, Tue, Dec 10

Lucia Nights Festival of Lights - Bishop Hill, Illinois, Fri, Dec 13 - Sat, Dec 14

5-Course Wine Dinner by Candlelight - Bix Bistro, Fri, Dec 13

Seasons of Light Planetarium Program - John Deere Planetarium, Sat, Dec 14 - Fri, Dec 20

Quad City River Bandits Frost Fest - Modern Woodmen Park, Sun, Dec 15

Zac Brown Band - iWireless Center, Sun, Dec 15

Broadway's Mama Mia - Adler Theatre, Tue, Dec 17

Under the Streetlamp - Adler Theatre, Thu, Dec 19

New Year's Tea - German American Heritage Center, Sun, Dec 29

The Giving Tree - River Music Experience, Tue, Dec 31

Noon New Year's Eve Party - Family Museum, Tue, Dec 31

Celebrating the Music of Elvis Presley - Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, Tue, Dec 31

Christkindlmarkt - German American Heritage Center

Quad City Mallards Hockey - iWireless Center

Classic Holiday Movies on the Giant Screen - Putnam Museum

1934 New Deal Exhibit - Figge Art Museum

Fox Valley Town Exhibit - Family Museum

Treats & Traditions Exhibit - German American Heritage Center

River Music Experience - Live music

ComedySportz Quad Cities - The Establishment Theatre

Get Around With the Loop - Dec. 31

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