The holiday season is just around the corner, and Muscatine is rolling out the red and green carpet for visitors and residents alike, the weekend of December 1 thru 3, with a holiday street celebration, dazzling light shows, shopping opportunities and an enchanting tour of homes.

“We’re excited to have so many wonderful holiday activities for families to enjoy,” said Brad Bark, Mayor, and Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry President. “Muscatine is known for its beautiful riverfront, parks, and historic downtown and this is the perfect showcase of our holiday spirit. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the most wonderful time of year.”

Jingle & Mingle
December 1, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Downtown Muscatine will be transformed into six blocks of holiday cheer including pictures with Santa by Tiny Tunes, visits from famous holiday characters presented by Ascentra Credit Union, free hot chocolate provided by Hy-Vee, live music and much more! Over 30 participating businesses including the opportunity to shop downtown Muscatine’s unique retailers for the perfect holiday gift. Admissions and attractions are free to the public.

iLLUMINATE Light Display
November 23 – December 31, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Drive through our beautifully decorated Weed Park with over 40 professional light displays. Staffed by volunteers to raise funds for Crossroads and Senior Resources, this inaugural event is sure to become a Muscatine tradition! A $10 donation is suggested.

Bridge Light Show
December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024

A synchronized music and light show will run nightly beginning December 1 and run through the holiday season. The free light show, powered by Muscatine Power and Water, will launch Friday, December 1 at 7:45.  Outfitted with 43 LED light fixtures, this one-of-a-kind bridge light show is made possible by Musco Sports Lighting.

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 3, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Experience the charm of Muscatine’s most beautiful and festively decorated homes during Habitat for Humanity’s Christmas Tour of Homes event. Participants will have the opportunity to step inside several stunning residences and admire the creative and imaginative holiday decorations. This self-guided tour will provide inspiration for your own holiday decorating and leave you in awe of the talent and creativity within our community.

Ticket information available at or at Real Estate Resource Associates located at 100 W. 2nd St.

Plan your stay!

The Merrill Hotel located in the heart of downtown Muscatine is offering a special room rate on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 during the Merry Muscatine Weekend! Call 563-263-2600 and ask for the “Chamber Rate” to receive your discount!