Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Kids Activities

Yesterday, a woman emailed me and said that Thanksgiving is a magnifying glass.  It dramatically blows up both your blessings and your empty spots.   But, HEY -- IT IS OVER.  You have survived 2014 Thanksgiving.  Now the countdown starts for Christmas...(lol)...

If you have a child in your life -- hey -- EVEN IF YOU DON'T -- there are a bizillion wonderful activities going on at this time of the year.  I have the joy of picking and choosing what I want to do with Lilly (and now, Warren) --  and people often ask how I find out about all these events.  I look in the usual places -- the Museums and theater websites...

No matter where you live -- you have the same options, I'm sure. Start looking around -- surf the net in your area for plays or concerts or holiday mansion tours.  Plan some fun outings.  Make it a surprise adventure for a friend, your sister, a neighbor or a distant cousin.  Use it as an excuse to get back in touch with somebody you miss...

There are so many things happening at basically THE SAME TIME -- I decided to compile a list...

2014 Christmas Events…(Quad Cities, Iowa)

Twas the Night Before Christmas -- at Circa 21….$10 for show only (sat), $20 for brunch (Sunday) -- most weekends, starting the weekend after Thanksgiving…every weekend in December  (309) 786-7733 ext. 2
Disney on Ice -- Opening Night, December 4 - 7, at I Wireless…all opening night tickets are $13 -- but you’ve got to buy them at the ticket booth at I Wireless…

1940’s Radio Christmas Carol, QC Music Guild, $16 adult, $11 child,  Dec 4,5,6,7  Call 309-762-6610

 Dr. Suess, Cat in the Hat, December 6-7, off Locust Street, St. Ambrose’s Galvin…$9 tickets, (563) 333-6251

19th Century Christmas Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center, where you’ll find: 2014 Schedule   Dec. 7, noon to 5p.   No charge for admission.

• Beautiful decorations throughout both homes
• Exclusive appearance by Santa Claus. (bring your camera!)
• Free book for each of Santa’s first 400 visitors
• Performance by the Moline Boys Choir at Butterworth Center
• Face painting for children and caricature artist
• Art show and Children’s make-and-take crafts (sponsored by Left Bank Art
   League) in the Deere-Wiman Carriage House
• Children's make-and-take crafts

A Christmas Carol, Dec. 12-21, at the District Theater, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island, Illinois  61201  (309) 235-1654

Nutcracker -- December 14-15, at the Adler -- QC Ballet (tickets are from $10-$40)
If you don’t want the whole BALLET experience -- the ballerinas are “reading the book” at these locations this year.  These events are free…and little girls LOVE this story…

The Fountains Senior Living Community
3552 Thunder Ridge Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Wed, November 26th
12:30 pm
Davenport Public Library
(Fairmont Branch)
3000 North Fairmont Street
Davenport, IA 52804
Tues, December 2nd
7:00 pm
Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street
Moline, IL 61265
Wed, December 3rd
2:30 pm
Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Drive
Bettendorf, IA  52722
Mon, December 8th
6:30 pm

Dec. 19 and 20, Putnam Museum, Polar Express Pajama Party:  includes hot chocolate, lights out tour of the museum. There are two times each night…For tickets call (563) 324-1933

THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING do not haves to be a kid to LOVE THIS TRAIN.  Go to the website (linked below), you can see if the train will be in your area. It will be in Davenport and then Clinton Iowa on December 5..and my dilemma is whether we should go early to stake out a place to stand (they open up several of the cars and give a concert -- great Christmas music, wonderful entertainment)...or just bundle the kids in the car and watch the train go through Princeton...(it is soo impressive)...

1 comment:

  1. We are starting our Christmas season by seeing Seattle Men's Chorus' concert, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel, and wearing tacky Christmas sweaters to the show :-)