Holiday Light Displays—And More! 2022 Edition

Take a tour of Brucemore Mansion during the holidays.

CEDAR RAPIDS. A Brucemore Christmas. On these self-guided tours, enjoy the Queen Anne mansion decked out, Victorian-style, for Christmas. Through Dec. 31.

IOWA CITY. ’Tis the Season. This month-long celebration includes a Downtown Holiday Pop-Up Market in Black Hawk Mini Park with rotating vendors through Dec. 23; free Tractor Wagon Rides sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company; a Downtown Hunt for the Elves, a free kid-friendly scavenger hunt; free photo ops on Santa Saturdays at FilmScene at the Chauncey, a Teddy Bear Room at Hilton Garden Innbrucem.

A small section of the holiday train display at Everybody’s.

FAIRFIELD. James A Beck House. The exterior of this spectacular historic home is decorated for the holidays. Located at the corner of D. Street and Burlington Ave. Everybody’s Train Display. The staff at Everybody’s Whole Foods takes about a week to install this multi-level, decorated train display. Lobby of Everybody’s, 501 N. 2nd St. Open 7 days a week.

KEOKUK. City of Christmas Lights Display. Enjoy a sparkling wonderland seven night a week in Rand Park, N. 17th & Park Lane. (319) 524-1127. 5 p.m., through Jan. 1.

The Festival of LIghts at Old Threshers is one spectaular light display!

MOUNT PLEASANT. Festival of Lights at Old Threshers. Southeast Iowa’s largest drive-thru holiday light park includes an animated toy factory. Various times, Midwest Old Threshers Campground, enter on S. Walnut St. Old Through Dec. 31. North Pole Express. Hop the train with Midwest Central Railroad, with visits from the Snow Princess and Santa, and hot cocoa and cookies in the caboose. Midwest Old Threshers. Weekends through Dec. 18.

OTTUMWA. Holiday Nights ’n’ Lights. Greater Ottumwa Park’s spectacular light display. Proceeds go to local nonprofits. 5:30 p.m. nightly, through Dec. 30.

Kall Christmas Lights

QUAD CITIES. Kall Christmas Lights. Tune your radio to 107.1 FM and watch a synchronized lights display every half hour, 1852 Westminster Circle, Davenport. @KallChristmasLights. Through Dec. 31. Winter Nights Winter Lights. Lights display open Wed.–Sun. through Dec. 13; open daily Dec. 14–Jan. 1. 5–9 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL. Vander Veer Conservatory Poinsettia & Lights Display.  Featuring countless pointsettias, a multitude of lights, and extended Saturday hours. Park open daily, free admission. 215 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Through Jan. 13.

Vander Veer Botanical Park Gingerbread Village

VILLAGES OF VAN BUREN COUNTY. Christmas in the Villages. Ongoing events include Festival of Trees fundraiser, soup suppers, museum open houses, sing-alongs, crafting, Artists Studio Tours, visits from Santa, and more. Through Dec. 25.

WEST DES MOINES & URBANDALE. Santa’s Rock N Lights. Drive-through lighted displays benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd., Urbandale. Through Jan. 1.

ALTOONA. Jolly Holiday Lights. Enjoy a 2.5-mile car ride through over 100 magical displays at Adventureland. 100% of admission fees go to Make-A-Wish Iowa. Adventureland Park, 3200 Adventureland Dr. Through Jan. 1. (Closed Dec. 24, 25, & 31)