Holiday Lights Displays & More—2023 Edition!

Vander Veer Conservatory Poinsettia & Lights Display in Davenport

QUAD CITIES. Kall Christmas Lights. Tune your radio to 107.1 FM and watch a synchronized lights display every half hour, with a throwback soundtrack on Thursdays. 1852 Westminster Circle, Davenport. Facebook @KallChristmasLights. Through Dec. 31. Winter Nights Winter Lights. Open daily Dec. 10–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. 14. Holiday Lights at Fejervary Park. This is a 15-minute park-and-watch lights event. Tune-in to FM 107.5 to sync with the holiday lights music broadcast. Nightly, 5–9:30 p.m., Fejervary Learning Center, 1800 West 12th St., Davenport. Through Jan. 7.

Take a Christmastime tour of Brucemore Mansion, decked out Victorian-style.

CEDAR RAPIDS. Five Seasons Lights. New holiday lights display on the banks of the Cedar River, with entertainment at McGrath Ampitheatre. Open nightly, with Santa visits and food and beverages for sale Fri. & Sat. Freewill donation to area nonprofits. Through Dec. 31. A Brucemore Christmas & Holidays Nights. Enjoy the Queen Anne mansion decked out Victorian-style for Christmas—by day or by night. RSVP. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. through Dec. 31. (Closed Dec. 24–27).

A small section of the holiday train display at Everybody’s.
The Beck House decorated for Christmas

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. (Private home—exterior viewing only). 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 Whole Foods, 501 N. 2nd St. Open 7 days a week.

IOWA CITY. Holiday Lights at the Lake. Drive-thru or walk-thru lights display open nightly through Dec. 31. West Overlook Campground, West Overlook Rd. NE.

The Festival of Lights at Old Threshers is one spectacular light display!

MOUNT PLEASANT. Festival of Lights at Old Threshers. Southeast Iowa’s largest drive-thru holiday light park includes an animated toy factory. 5:30–8 p.m., Old Threshers, enter on Walnut Street. Through Dec. 31.

OTTUMWA. Holiday Nights ’n’ Lights. Greater Ottumwa Park’s spectacular lights display. Proceeds go to local nonprofits. Thursday, 5:30–8 p.m. and Fri. 5:30–9 p.m. Greater Ottumwa Park, 1 Joe Lord Memorial Dr., Ottumwa. (641) 682-3465. GOPIPOttumwa. Through Dec. 29.

Kall Christmas Lights, Davenport

DES MOINES AREA. Santa’s Rock N Lights. Drive-thru lighted displays benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd., Urbandale. Through Dec. 31.

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. 7. (Closed on Dec. 25)

KEOKUK. City of Christmas. A sparkling wonderland seven night a week in Rand Park, N. 17th & Park Lane. 5–10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1.