Christmas in LeClaire

christmas in leclaireCome to LeClaire, Iowa, December 6, 7 & 8 to celebrate Christmas in LeClaire.

Experience hometown holiday fun for everyone with bake sales, cookie sale, crafts, Santas from around the World, fun run, music, selfie booth, photos with Santa, great shopping, and much more!

For more information, contact Joyce at 563-289-4205 or Diane at 563-370-3509.

Friday, December 6

  • 9-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum - Museum Tours – Usual admission applies.
  • 10-5 – Masonic Lodge – Cookie Sale, Soup, Sandwiches & Crafters.
  • 10-8 – LeClaire Civic Center – Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. 
  • 5-8 – Riverside Foursquare Church – Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.
  • 11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
  • 5-11 – Mississippi River Distilling Company – First Friday Open House – Free food & cocktail samples from their spirits made in LeClaire. Live music from 7-10pm.
  • 5:30-8pm: Packet pickup for 5K Ugly Christmas Sweater Run and Reindeer Dash.
  • All weekend: Razzleberries’ ukulele players – watch, listen, and join in the fun!

First Friday, 5-11pm, During Christmas in LeClaire!

Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.

Bela is open late with food and drink samples. 

Blue Iguana is celebrating with drink specials. 

Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.

Grasshoppers is open late.

Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm.

LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.

 Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House: Chef Steph will have free food samples from 5-8pm. There will be a special holiday cocktail for you to try. Plus live music from 7-10pm. 

Razzleberries is open late.

The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 8pm.

 Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8pm.

Saturday, December 7

  • 8-10 – Happy Joe’s – Breakfast with Santa! Sponsored by the LeClaire Happy Joe’s and Blackhawk Bank & Trust. 
  • 8-10 – WQAD Selfie Set will be in the Civic Center parking lot.
  • 9-5 – Buffalo Bill Museum - Museum Tours – Usual admission applies.
  • 9am – 2nd Annual 1/2 mile Reindeer Dash – ages 12 and under. Check in and starting line at the Civic Center parking lot. 
  • 10am – 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run! Line up in LeClaire Civic Center parking lot. 
  • 10-2 – Masonic Lodge – 2nd floor. PPALS Ministries presents “A Christmas Fun Festival” – Crafts, activities and snacks for kids.
  • 10-5 – Masonic Lodge – Cookie Sale, Soup & Sandwiches and Crafters. 
  • 10-8 – Riverside Foursquare Church - Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.  Face painting 10-6.
  • 10-8 – LeClaire Civic Center – Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Watch as Master Carver Luke Travers creates wooden shoes and see lace making. 
  • 11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
  • 11-5 – FREE Trolley rides with designated stops throughout the downtown.
  • Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
  • 7:30pm – Cocktail Cinema at Mississippi River Distilling Company with Elf.

Saturday, December 7, 10am: 4th Annual Christmas in LeClaire Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k Run/Walk & ½ Mile Kids’ Reindeer Dash Fun Run (12 and under). Here is the link to sign up for the race: https://bit.ly/2lCQAiB Packet pick-up will be Friday, December 6. Long-sleeve shirts are only guaranteed with a registration before Nov. 15. The course will start and finish at the LeClaire Civic Center located at 127 South Cody Road. After party following the race outside at the Civic Center. Parking is available on the Levee restrooms will be by the start/finish line. Overall top three male, overall top three females, and top three in each age division will receive a prize. There is also a prize for the ugliest sweater and an ugly sweater runner up. Proceeds from the event will provide funding for Food For Thought, a non-profit organization that feeds the less fortunate of the Quad Cities once a month.

Sunday, December 8

  • 10-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – Craft Show, Baked Goods, Silent Auction (bidding closes at 2pm). Master Carver Luke Travers will be carving one-of-a-kind wooden shoes. 
  • 11-4 - FREE Trolley Rides with designated stops throughout the downtown.
  • 11-4 – LeClaire Civic Center – Santa’s Gift Shop! Kids can use “Christmas in LeClaire Dollars” to shop for family & friends.
  • FREE horse drawn carriage rides.
  • Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.

For more information, contact Joyce at 563-289-4205 or Diane at 563-370-3509.