ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 2, 2021) — Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20–28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.

In its 36th year as the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, over 30,000 people experience the ten-day Festival of Trees each year and an additional 45,000 watch the Holiday Parade, making this event one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees features a spectacular display of over 150 designer trees, rooms, hearth and homes, wreaths, gingerbread creations and other holiday gift-shop items that are all sold to raise money for Quad City Arts in support of local arts programs through the Quad Cities. This fun-filled event for all ages, will continue to feature all the familiar attractions and special events that many have come to know and love with some new twists, including designer selfie stations throughout the event, online bidding for designer displays, a silent disco after-party, and a new Mad-Hatter style Sunday brunch.

NEW this year, Festival of Trees is going cashless and general admission tickets are now available for purchase online at:

To streamline admission gates there will be a FAST PASS lane for all prepaid admission. Discounted general admission tickets are available for purchase at all area Kwik Star locations November 1-15. Tickets can still be purchased at the door with credit/debit card during Festival hours including IHMVCU BOGO offer.

The 29th Annual Holiday Parade will take place in downtown Davenport, Saturday, November 20, 10AM. Broadcast live by KWQC-TV6, this FREE event features giant helium character balloons, including the debut of Optimus Prime, Animal from the Muppets, the Cheshire Cat, and more, along with pageant queens, dance groups, floats, marching bands, and, of course, your chance to see Santa! The procession will begin at 3rd Street and Pershing Ave going west to Scott Street, then turning left to make its way back east on 2nd Street, finishing at 2nd Street and Iowa Ave. Don’t forget to stop by the free Hot Cocoa and Coffee tent sponsored by MetroNet before you make your way down the parade route!  Co-title sponsors of the holiday parade are: Arconic, John Deere, Regional Development Authority and KWQC-TV6.


It takes a village of over 2,000 volunteers to bring the magic of Festival to our community each year and we are thankful for all who donate their time to make it a success. Sign up for a shift and receive FREE admission to come back and visit us again. To register visit:

General Admission Days and Hours

November 18 • Santa’s Special Stars Private Tours

November 19 • Silver Bell Social Senior Event, 9AM-12PM

November 20 • Festival Opens to Public 9AM-8PM

November 21 • 10AM-8PM Military Day $2 off all admission tickets for military families with military ID (Immediate family of military member only)

November 22 • 9AM-8PM

November 23 • 9AM-8PM

November 24 • 9AM-8PM

November 25 • CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

November 26 • 9AM-8PM

November 27 • 9AM-8PM, Family Day $1 off all admission / Festival After Dark, 8–10PM ($10 upcharge with paid admission)

November 28 • 10AM-4PM

Santa’s hours differ from regular general admission and will be available at:


Tickets available for purchase at the doors during Festival hours.

$10 Adults

$3 Children (2-10)

$6 Seniors (60+)

Discounted adult general admission tickets available at all Quad City area Kwik Star locations, November 1-15.

Enjoy BOGO General Admission for all IHMVCU Members!

Special Events:

November 19 • Premiere Party

November 20 • FREE Holiday Parade

November 21 • NEW! A Rather Curious Brunch/Teddy Bear Tea

November 23 • SugarPlum Ball

November 24 • Celebrity Lunch

For more information or to purchase tickets visit: or call 309.793.1213. You can also check out the latest Insider’s Guide to Festival blog at:

In accordance with CDC recommendations, masks are highly encouraged for all visitors at this event. We continue to keep the health and safety of our community at the forefront, and any updates can be found on our website,

We are thankful for a generous and caring community of volunteers, designers, CenterStage entertainers, sponsors and friends of Festival that help bring the magic of this holiday event to our community each year.

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