The Downtown Muscatine Holiday Stroll is once again upon us!

The 34th Annual Holiday Stroll takes place this Friday Dec 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Muscatine. 2nd Street from Pine Street to Mulberry Avenue will be closed off for visitors and shoppers to experience some Muscatine holiday cheer!

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a tree lighting ceremony at the First National Bank Plaza (300 E 2nd St.). The fun continues throughout the evening with in-store specials, hot cocoa, singing, dancing, music and holiday displays.

The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center (119 W Mississippi Drive) will be welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus in the lobby. Stop by and get those last-minute Christmas wish lists to Santa. Also enjoy free horse and buggy rides around the hotel block. For more information, visit

The Pearl City Life Riders will also be in attendance. They will be hosting a coat drive for Jessica Faye’s Closet at Pearl City Outreach. In addition, they will be stationed outside Stigma Tattoo (106 E 2nd St.) handing serving free hot cocoa and snacks.

The Muscatine Parks and Recreation will also hold its annual Candy Cane Hunt during the Holiday Stroll. Families will gather at the riverfront for kids to gather candy canes in the dark, which they can then turn in for prizes.

Don’t miss the 34th Annual Downtown Muscatine Holiday Stroll, this Friday night!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.