November 26th - December 26th
City of Christmas display in Keokuk's Rand Park. Old favorites and new additions are part of City of Christmas that features approximately 100 displays and nearly one million lights. Visitors to the display will be able to tune into the "Voice of City of Christmas" at 90.1 on their FM radio dial as they near Rand Park and to listen to holiday carols and hear the story of City of Christmas and comments about the various displays as they travel through the myriad of lights and displays.
Fort Madison Lighted Christmas Parade down Avenue G from 11th street to Sixth Street. Bundle up and see these beautiful lighted floats to get you in the holiday spirit!
"Mistletoe on Main Street" Shop downtown Fort Madison for Small Business Saturday. While you are searching for that one special gift, your family can ring in the holiday season with Mistletoe on Main Street during the afternoon. There will be fun for the whole family from 10am to 2pm on Main Street as local carolers line the streets, children can enjoy a visit from Santa, as well as create crafts. The North Lee County Historical Society will be offering pictures with the "North Pole Express" train engine in Riverview Park. Horse wagon rides will take place from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. for $2 a ride.
Holiday Nature Crafts Program 10:00 AM to Noon. Join Naturalist from Lee County Conservation for a fun nature crafts program. We will be making crafts out of natural and recycled materials, just in time for gift giving.This is a family friendly event and all materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Contact Mary at 319-463-7673 for more information or to register. Cost is $5 per person.
Living Windows in Downtown Burlington from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Join us to experience a magical night in Downtown Burlington! Dozens of storefronts will come alive during the annual Living Windows celebration! This favorite holiday event includes lights, carolers, story readings, crafts, decorations, gingerbread houses, free horse drawn carriage rides, and much more. Santa Claus will also be on hand at his cottage in Nancy Neafie Park at Sixth and Jefferson. Living Windows includes complimentary food and beverages at many downtown stores. It's a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, see friends and enjoy the holiday season.
PZAZZ! Convention & Events Center in Burlington will host their annual Bridal Fair. Enjoy a variety of vendors from dresses to venues for all your wedding needs
One of Americas largest gathering of Bald Eagles happens each winter right here in the beautiful Nauvoo area. Thousands of these majestic birds make this area of the Mississippi River their winter home which makes experiencing them, watching them, and photographing them very easy and enjoyable. January 16-17, 2016 is Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in Nauvoo & nearby Keokuk. January is an amazing time to come see Nauvoo.
Untold Nauvoo Stories Symposium. This annual gathering has become a meaningful event for sharing untold and little known stories of the histories of Hancock and Lee counties. It covers the full legacy of Nauvoo's rich history including: Native American peoples, the Latter-day Saint saga, the utopian Icarian movement, the German immigrants, the Sisters of St. Benedict ministry, and Nauvoo rebirth as a point of heritage tourism for all the above. The 2016 Untold Nauvoo Stories Symposium will be held February 5 - 6, 2016.