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December 2021

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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - December 30, 2021, 2:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
The annual All Member Show runs through December 30 in the Art Center's Main Gallery. Every piece of artwork displayed is created by Art Center members and varies from fiber art to mixed media and everything in between. This is always a popular show and a great holiday gift-shopping opportunity... Read More on All-Member Art Show
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Sports & Outdoors
December 2, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Starr's Cave Nature Center
A new season of Hike-A-Park begins Thursday, December 2nd. This series of 2- to 4-mile hikes, led by Des Moines and Louisa County Conservation officers, is free and open to the public; no registration is required - just show up and join in! Hikes take place every other Thursday, each... Read More on Hike-A-Park
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Downtown
Food & Cooking
December 2, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ
Here's your chance to supplement your holiday cookie supply - whether for your own family or for gifting - with a fabulous variety of homemade cookies. No one has to know! This fun and friendly event is very popular, so make sure to arrive early! Hundreds of dozens of cookies... Read More on Cookie Walk
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Greater Burlington Partnership
December 3, 2021, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Greater Burlington Partnership
Eggs & Issues is an excellent opportunity for members to talk informally with Des Moines County's state legislators and hear their updates and forecasts on legislative action. The forum is presented both in-person and virtually. This legislative breakfast forum is a member benefit and is open to Chamber of Commerce... Read More on Eggs & Issues
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December 3, 2021, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Westland Mall Parking Lot
Make sure Christmas isn't cancelled for area children in need this holiday season by donating to Toys for Tots. Just swing by the Semi of Love in the Westland Mall parking lot with your new, unwrapped toy and help fill a semi trailer with happiness! From 4 to 5 PM... Read More on Semi of Love
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Downtown
Shopping
December 3, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Downtown Burlington is bursting with all the most special sorts of gifts: locally made, hand-crafted, nostalgic, one-of-a-kind things you won't find in any big box store. From boutique clothing and accessories to artisan jewelry to original artwork and so much more - you'll find the gifts they'll treasure in downtown... Read More on Shop, Wine & Dine
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 3, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, The Farmer and the Belle will charm audiences both young and old. This inspirational family movie has won multiple Christian film awards and is inspired by real events.... Read More on The Farmer and the Belle
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Entertainment
December 3, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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December 4, 2021, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Westland Mall Parking Lot
Make sure Christmas isn't cancelled for area children in need this holiday season by donating to Toys for Tots. Just swing by the Semi of Love in the Westland Mall parking lot with your new, unwrapped toy and help fill a semi trailer with happiness! From 4 to 5 PM... Read More on Semi of Love
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Downtown businesses conspire to fill Jefferson Street with holiday miracles during this enchanting event that's specially designed for families with younger children - but thoroughly enjoyable by all, even the Grinches! Spend a few hours strolling from shop to shop as you create family keepsakes, a family photo, listen to... Read More on Miracle on Jefferson Street
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December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual event
Join local historian Terry Abrisz for coffee and light refreshments as Terry explores Burlington history through the newspaper headlines and advertisements of the past. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit burlington.lib.ia.us.
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 4, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! TODAY ONLY: See the iconic Christmas classic, The Polar Express, on the big screen! Two show times, 11 AM and 4 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids... Read More on The Polar Express
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Downtown
Children & Youth
December 4, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Nancy Neafie Park, Sixth & Jefferson sts
Stop by Santa's Cottage in downtown Burlington for a lasting holiday memory! The jolly old elf will be in residence at the Cottage in Nancy Neafie Park, corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets, on December 4, 11 and 18 from noon to 2 PM, and during Living Windows on December... Read More on Santa's Cottage
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 4, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! TODAY ONLY: See the iconic Christmas classic, The Polar Express, on the big screen! Two show times, 11 AM and 4 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids... Read More on The Polar Express
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December 4, 2021, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: UAW Local 807 Hall, 9313 Koestner St
Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner, silent auction, bake sale, games and fun for the whole family while helping to raise funds to spay and neuter feral cats in the greater Burlington area. For more information, follow Sunny's Legacy on Facebook.
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Children & Youth
Entertainment
December 4, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel Auditorium
Iowa Wesleyan University invites the community, near and far, to celebrate the holiday season with this time-honored tradition in the IWU chapel. Experience the Christmas story through this beautiful concert-service with traditional scripture and exquisite music. The service is free and open to the public; free-will donations will support the... Read More on A Service of Lessons & Carols
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 4, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, The Farmer and the Belle will charm audiences both young and old. This inspirational family movie has won multiple Christian film awards and is inspired by real events.... Read More on The Farmer and the Belle
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Entertainment
December 4, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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Entertainment
December 4, 2021, 9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: Outpost bar & Grill
Stay late and get loud at the Outpost - it's all good with one of the area's favorite headbanger gangs, Ghost of Judas.
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Entertainment
December 5, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 5, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, The Farmer and the Belle will charm audiences both young and old. This inspirational family movie has won multiple Christian film awards and is inspired by real events.... Read More on The Farmer and the Belle
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Children & Youth
Entertainment
December 5, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel Auditorium
Iowa Wesleyan University invites the community, near and far, to celebrate the holiday season with this time-honored tradition in the IWU chapel. Experience the Christmas story through this beautiful concert-service with traditional scripture and exquisite music. The service is free and open to the public; free-will donations will support the... Read More on A Service of Lessons & Carols
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Downtown
Food & Cooking
December 9, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
Homemade ham balls plus two sides, dessert and a beverage, all for just $7. Call ahead to carry out, or dine in the warm and friendly social hall in this beautiful historic church at the top of Snake Alley. Call 319-754-4807 for to go orders. For more information, visit firstuccburl.org... Read More on Lunch at the Top
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Entertainment
December 9, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 9, 2021, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
Experience the music that has become the hallmark of the holiday season and a tradition for generations of families: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas live in concert at Burlington Memorial Auditorium! Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster.com - don't wait; this event will sell out. For more information, visit burlingtonriverfront.org. Read More on Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
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Downtown
Shopping
December 10, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Downtown Burlington is bursting with all the most special sorts of gifts: locally made, hand-crafted, nostalgic, one-of-a-kind things you won't find in any big box store. From boutique clothing and accessories to artisan jewelry to original artwork and so much more - you'll find the gifts they'll treasure in downtown... Read More on Shop, Wine & Dine

Elf

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Downtown
Entertainment
December 10, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, relive the child-like joy of seeing Elf on the big screen for the very first time! Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and seniors and available... Read More on Elf
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Entertainment
December 10, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 10, 2021, 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: The Washington
Canadian blues rocker Sue Foley brings her pink paisley Fender to the Washington, and you should be there for it. Tickets are $20 and available at Weird Harold's Records in downtown Burlington or online at eventbrite.com; tickets may or may not be available at the door. For more information, follow... Read More on Sue Foley
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 10, 2021, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
If elves on shelves make you feel a little murderous ... If Jack Skellington is your idea of a perfect Santa ... If one more Christmas carol just might send you over the edge ... The Capitol Theater has the perfect holiday movie for you - AND you can enjoy... Read More on Silent Night, Deadly Night
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
December 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Downtown businesses conspire to fill Jefferson Street with holiday miracles during this enchanting event that's specially designed for families with younger children - but thoroughly enjoyable by all, even the Grinches! Spend a few hours strolling from shop to shop as you create family keepsakes, a family photo, listen to... Read More on Miracle on Jefferson Street
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December 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
The public is invited to attend The Burlington Beacon Winter Forum on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in Meeting Rooms A and B at the Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St. During this time, you will be able to meet the staff of... Read More on Winter Forum

Elf

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Downtown
Entertainment
December 11, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, relive the child-like joy of seeing Elf on the big screen for the very first time! Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and seniors and available... Read More on Elf
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Downtown
Children & Youth
December 11, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Nancy Neafie Park, Sixth & Jefferson sts
Stop by Santa's Cottage in downtown Burlington for a lasting holiday memory! The jolly old elf will be in residence at the Cottage in Nancy Neafie Park, corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets, on December 4, 11 and 18 from noon to 2 PM, and during Living Windows on December... Read More on Santa's Cottage
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December 11, 2021, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Mother Moon Yoga
We could all use less stress in our lives, especially around the holidays! Join us at your availability on Saturday, December 11 OR Sunday, December 12 to learn how to combat emotions around stress, anxiety, and depression while cultivating feelings of confidence and positivity. Participants will experience Hatha, Yin, &... Read More on Stress & Anxiety Workshop

Elf

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Downtown
Entertainment
December 11, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, relive the child-like joy of seeing Elf on the big screen for the very first time! Two showtimes on Thursday - 11 AM and 4 PM. Tickets are... Read More on Elf
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Entertainment
December 11, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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Entertainment
December 12, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Politics got you down? Laugh it off with this hilarious political satire from The Players Workshop! Paul Slade Smith's The Outsider "skewers politics and celebrates democracy" with the story of a political outsider who seems like the worst gubernatorial candidate imaginable - but is he? With scandal, farce and plenty... Read More on The Outsider
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Downtown
December 14, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Memorial Auditorium
The City Hope Foundation is hosting a Christmas worship night for the community at 6 PM on December 14 at Memorial Auditorium. This free event is organized by City Hope's director, Matt Shinn, and local worship leaders Christian Frey and Montel Timmons. The goal of Holiday Hope is to gather... Read More on Holiday Hope
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Entertainment
December 15, 2021, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Spend your lunch hour expanding your cultural horizons! The third Wednesday of each month September through June, the Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series brings beautiful music to the graceful setting of the nave at First United Methodist Church. This month, it's time for the annual Holiday Concert, a local tradition... Read More on Lunchtime Chamber Music
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Children & Youth
Entertainment
Shopping
December 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Downtown storefronts come alive for the annual Living Windows celebration! This favorite downtown event includes holiday lights, carolers, story readings, crafts, demonstrations, gingerbread houses, free horse-drawn carriage rides, marshmallow roasting and much more - and of course, Santa Claus will be on hand at his cottage in Nancy Neafie Park... Read More on Living Windows
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Children & Youth
December 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Nancy Neafie Park, Sixth & Jefferson sts
Stop by Santa's Cottage in downtown Burlington for a lasting holiday memory! The jolly old elf will be in residence at the Cottage in Nancy Neafie Park, corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets, on December 4, 11 and 18 from noon to 2 PM, and during Living Windows on December... Read More on Santa's Cottage
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 16, 2021, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, the film that spawned some of the century's best holiday one-liners - National lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and seniors and available... Read More on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Entertainment
December 17, 2021, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Pick up your paint-by-number canvas at the Art Center of Burlington, then make your way to participating downtown locations to fill your canvas (and your cup). Circle back to the Art Center, where fun prizes and awards will be given in various categories, then finish the evening with a free... Read More on "Pint" By Number: Downtown Pub Crawl
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Downtown
Shopping
December 17, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Downtown Burlington is bursting with all the most special sorts of gifts: locally made, hand-crafted, nostalgic, one-of-a-kind things you won't find in any big box store. From boutique clothing and accessories to artisan jewelry to original artwork and so much more - you'll find the gifts they'll treasure in downtown... Read More on Shop, Wine & Dine
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Children & Youth
Entertainment
December 17, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
It's Fort Night at the library! This fun family event goes "off the grid" with hand-on activities, story time and a snack. This month, families can build their very own blanket/sheet forts around the library, then read by flashlight when the library lights go out! Attendees will also participate in... Read More on Family Night Unplugged
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Entertainment
December 17, 2021, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Give the gift of funk this Christmas! Grab a friend and ride your sleigh down to the west end of Jefferson Street for live music and a cool holiday vibe. For more information, follow Wake N Bake on Facebook.
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Entertainment
December 17, 2021, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, the film that spawned some of the century's best holiday one-liners - National lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and seniors and available... Read More on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Children & Youth
December 18, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Nancy Neafie Park, Sixth & Jefferson sts
Stop by Santa's Cottage in downtown Burlington for a lasting holiday memory! The jolly old elf will be in residence at the Cottage in Nancy Neafie Park, corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets, on December 4, 11 and 18 from noon to 2 PM, and during Living Windows on December... Read More on Santa's Cottage
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Entertainment
December 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: The Washington
Iowa rock & roll mainstay Eric Pettit Lion with The Vadens. Tickets are $10 at the door. This is a BYOB show. For more information, follow The Washington on Facebook or visit thewashingtonmusic.com.
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Entertainment
December 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Through Christmas, the Capitol Theater offers a "full sleigh" of holiday movies - rediscover family holiday traditions in downtown Burlington! This week, the film that spawned some of the century's best holiday one-liners - National lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and seniors and available... Read More on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Entertainment
December 18, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
Burlington Civic Music presents David Kroll's A Country Christmas, a holiday performance that's quickly becoming a hometown tradition. Sing along with David to all your favorite holiday melodies. Tickets are available at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office or by calling 319-752-0336. For more information, visit burlcivicmusic.com.
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Entertainment
December 18, 2021, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
If elves on shelves make you feel a little murderous ... If Jack Skellington is your idea of a perfect Santa ... If one more Christmas carol just might send you over the edge ... The Capitol Theater has the perfect holiday movie for you - AND you can enjoy... Read More on Black Christmas
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Entertainment
December 31, 2021, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center
You Shouldn't Laugh At This Comedy Tour ... but you will. Veteran comedians Tammy Pescatelli, "Ant" (anthony Kalloniatis) and Jackie Fabulous are guaranteed to tickle all the least appropriate funny bones. Mature audiences only! Make it a real party with a VIP table package: admission for six, party favors, a... Read More on You Shouldn't Laugh At This
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