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December 1, 2019

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Shopping
December 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Zaiser's Florist & Greenhouse, 2400 Sunnyside Ave
Explore a winter wonderland of sparkling lights, decorated trees, poinsettias, unique Christmas items and décor! refreshments, door prizes, and helpful staff will make your holiday shopping merry and bright. Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM and Sunday from noon to 4 PM.... Read More
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December 1, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
The story of the first Christmas like you've never seen it before! Follow Bo, a small but brave donkey, as he breaks free from the daily grind to go on a great adventure with a trio of wisecracking camels, a sheep who's lost her flock and a dove with lofty... Read More
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December 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Burlington public Library
Tired of the cranky crowds of after-Thanksgiving shoppers? Looking for some great and inexpensive gifts? Friends of the Burlington Public Library has the solution! Visit the Friends After-Thanksgiving Book Sale from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30, for a great selection of books,... Read More
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December 4, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Farm Bureau Financial Services, 1734 N. Roosevelt Ave
Every child deserves to have warm winter clothing. Coats for Kids of Southeast Iowa aims to make the dream of 'No more cold kids' a reality. On December 4 from 4-7 PM Tim Lundgren Farm Bureau Financial Services will host a thank-you party for all the time, donations and effort... Read More
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December 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
No time to bake Christmas cookies? No problem! First United Church of Christ at the top of Snake Alley will host a Cookie Walk on Dec. 5; purchase a bucket for $10 and fill it with homemade cookies of all shapes, sizes and varieties! Cookies by the dozen from some... Read More
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December 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Your favorite downtown shops are open "late until 8" on Thursdays through the holiday season, and pop-up shops will offer fun and unique extras. Tonight, head to the Beancounter Coffee House and Drinkery to pick up your Ms. Claus hat, then decorate it with special holiday bling at participating businesses!... Read More
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December 5, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: The Legacy Theater, Carthage, IL
With authentic Edwardian costumes, breathtaking set design and the talented dancers of the Minnesota Ballet, this stunning, professional production brings the Nutcracker magic to life this Christmas, complete with Tchaikovsky's timeless score performed by the Minnesota Ballet Orchestra with the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. Make a lifelong family memory this... Read More
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December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: The Legacy Theater, Carthage, IL
With authentic Edwardian costumes, breathtaking set design and the talented dancers of the Minnesota Ballet, this stunning, professional production brings the Nutcracker magic to life this Christmas, complete with Tchaikovsky's timeless score performed by the Minnesota Ballet Orchestra with the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. Make a lifelong family memory this... Read More
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December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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December 6, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Get your holiday dance groove on at Wake N Bake. For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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December 7, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church
No time for Christmas baking? No problem! The ladies of Grace have a wonderful assortment of homemade cookies and candies ready for you to purchase. Come by on Saturday from 8 am to noon to pick your favorites! For more information, follow Grace and West Hill United Methodist Churches on... Read More
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Experience that nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feeling with family in Downtown Burlington this Christmas. Spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo and listening to Christmas stories! Visit artcenterofburlington.com for more information.
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December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
A holiday tradition continues at Memorial Auditorium with the 49th annual Christmas Craft Show, featuring two days and two levels of homemade craft items: crochet, ceramics, needlework, embroidery; jewelry, dolls and toys, country wood crafts, textiles, holiday treats and goodies and much more. Admission is free! Saturday from 9 AM... Read More
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Entertainment
December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Legacy Theater, Carthage, IL
With authentic Edwardian costumes, breathtaking set design and the talented dancers of the Minnesota Ballet, this stunning, professional production brings the Nutcracker magic to life this Christmas, complete with Tchaikovsky's timeless score performed by the Minnesota Ballet Orchestra with the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. Make a lifelong family memory this... Read More
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December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home, 3940 Division St
The holidays can be a particularly difficult time after the loss of a loved one. Please join Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home in honoring those who have passed as we remember their lives this holiday season. Refreshments will be served after the service; the event is free and open to all. For... Read More
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Entertainment
December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Evans' Holly Grove Inn
Experience a Victorian Christmas in this lovely, lovingly restored historic Heritage Hill home, complete with horse-drawn carriage rides and a few modern perks - like cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Your hosts will have many surprises in store on this magical evening! Tickets available at Holly Grove Inn and Eclectic Design... Read More
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December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Celebrate the season with joyful voices! Bel Canto Chorale, Shoquoquon Children's Choir and the Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet join their talents to celebrate the meaning of Christmastide through messages and beautiful seasonal music. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit burlbelcanto.com.
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Entertainment
December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel Auditorium
Featuring over 100 musicians from Southeast Iowa, including the IWC choir, Primae Voces, the Mt. Pleasant Chorale, the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Iowa Wesleyan Brass and musicians from Washington High School, this beautiful concert-service tells the Christmas story with traditional scripture and exquisite music. The service is free... Read More
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December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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Shopping
December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
A holiday tradition continues at Memorial Auditorium with the 49th annual Christmas Craft Show, featuring two days and two levels of homemade craft items: crochet, ceramics, needlework, embroidery; jewelry, dolls and toys, country wood crafts, textiles, holiday treats and goodies and much more. Admission is free! Saturday from 9 AM... Read More
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December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Des Moines County Humane Society
The stockings will be hung by the kennels with care ... in hope that a forever family soon will be there! Whether you are able to adopt a furry family member this holiday season or not, please bring treats for dog and kitty stockings, gifts to place beneath the tree,... Read More
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December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Celebrate the season with joyful voices! Bel Canto Chorale, Shoquoquon Children's Choir and the Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet join their talents to celebrate the meaning of Christmastide through messages and beautiful seasonal music. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit burlbelcanto.com.
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Entertainment
December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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Children & Youth
Entertainment
December 8, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Washington Area Performing Arts & Events Center, Washington, IA
Featuring over 100 musicians from Southeast Iowa, including the IWC choir, Primae Voces, the Mt. Pleasant Chorale, the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra, Iowa Wesleyan Brass and musicians from Washington High School, this beautiful concert-service tells the Christmas story with traditional scripture and exquisite music. The service is free... Read More
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Downtown
Food & Cooking
December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
Homemade ham balls or turkey tetrazzini, plus two sides, dessert and a beverage, all for just $7. Call ahead to carry out, or dine-in the social hall and enjoy fellowship in this beautiful historic church at the top of Snake Alley. Call 319-754-4807 for to go orders. For more information,... Read More
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Shopping
December 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
To make holiday shopping a little easier and a little more fun, your favorite downtown shops are extending their hours "late until 8" every Thursday through the holiday season. On this night, you'll find pop-up vendors offering a little something extra. Head to downtown Burlington for a magical holiday shopping... Read More
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December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
The piano man returns to Wake N Bake. Warm up with good food, drink specials and all the sounds of the season, live and by request! For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
Downtown storefronts come alive for the 21st 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... Read More
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December 12, 2019, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Wrap up a fun evening in downtown Burlington with a free movie at the historic Capitol Theater! After browsing the shops on Jefferson Street during the Living Windows event, warm up with this free showing of The Grinch, sponsored by Casebine Community Credit Union. Full concessions, including wine and beer,... Read More
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December 12, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: West Burlington United Methodist Church
All are welcome to participate in game night at West Burlington United Methodist Church. Bring your family's favorite games, or learn to play a new game! Snacks and bottled water will be offered for sale; cost is $1 per person. For more information, follow the Board Game Group on Facebook.
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December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Experience that nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feeling with family in Downtown Burlington this Christmas. Spend a few hours making small crafts, painting pottery, creating a family photo and listening to Christmas stories! Visit artcenterofburlington.com for more information.
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December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Harvest View Farms, Sperry
Fun-filled Christmas craft and vendor show - plus a visit from Santa from 1 to 3 PM! For more information, visit harvestviewfarms.com.
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Sports & Outdoors
Children & Youth
December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Fun City Turf
Cabin fever got you down? Head to Fun City Turf for Open Dome! Play like it's summer under the Dome - run, throw, catch, kick and forget about winter and snow for a few hours. No organized practices, please - these hours are strictly for family fun. Saturday and Sunday... Read More
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Entertainment
December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Celebrate the season with classic country Christmas tunes from Burlington's own David Kroll. Two shows this weekend: Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 reserved seating and $20 VIP seating and are on sale now at the Capitol Theater and at seiatickets.com. VIP tickets include... Read More
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December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater. 1431 Grove st
Ring in the season with Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about what might be the worst bunch of pageant kids ever! The annual church Christmas pageant goes off the rails when the director literally breaks a leg - and it only gets more hilariously fouled up... Read More
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Sports & Outdoors
Children & Youth
December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Fun City Turf
Cabin fever got you down? Head to Fun City Turf for Open Dome! Play like it's summer under the Dome - run, throw, catch, kick and forget about winter and snow for a few hours. No organized practices, please - these hours are strictly for family fun. Saturday and Sunday... Read More
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Entertainment
December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Celebrate the season with classic country Christmas tunes from Burlington's own David Kroll. Two shows this weekend: Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 reserved seating and $20 VIP seating and are on sale now at the Capitol Theater and at seiatickets.com. VIP tickets include... Read More
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December 15, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: President's House, 611 E. Washington St
Celebrate the warmth of the season with hors d'oeuvres and beverages at President's House on the Iowa Wesleyan campus. For more information, visit iw.edu.
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December 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Players Workshop Theater
Players Workshop will hold open auditions for Shirley Lauro's historical docudrama The Radiant from 6 to 8 PM December 15 & 16 at the Workshop Theater, 1431 Grove St. Set in Paris in the early 1900s, The Radiant examines the tempestuous life of Madame Marie Curie. Widowed at 39 with... Read More
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Entertainment
December 18, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St
Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series presents its 4th annual Holiday Concert featuring members of Bel Canto Chorale, organist Randy Webster and vocal soloist Amanda Mansheim. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, follow Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series on Facebook.
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Shopping
December 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
To make holiday shopping a little easier and a little more fun, your favorite downtown shops are extending their hours "late until 8" every Thursday through the holiday season. On this night, you'll find pop-up vendors offering a little something extra. Head to downtown Burlington for a magical holiday shopping... Read More
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December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Gallery Lounge at the Art Center of Burlington
Relax in the Gallery Lounge at the Art Center, surrounded by beautiful, local art while you enjoy beer, wine & charcuterie along with live music from Aaron Warner. Sign up in advance to drop the kids off for Friday Night Art Hop - art project, snack & a story for... Read More
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Entertainment
December 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast company
Local guitar hero Nick Knedler and Bluzillion rocking the west end of Jefferson Street. For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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Children & Youth
December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Fun City Turf
Cabin fever got you down? Head to Fun City Turf for Open Dome! Play like it's summer under the Dome - run, throw, catch, kick and forget about winter and snow for a few hours. No organized practices, please - these hours are strictly for family fun. Saturday and Sunday... Read More
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December 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Fun City Turf
Cabin fever got you down? Head to Fun City Turf for Open Dome! Play like it's summer under the Dome - run, throw, catch, kick and forget about winter and snow for a few hours. No organized practices, please - these hours are strictly for family fun. Saturday and Sunday... Read More
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December 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Celebrate the season with Andy Avery at Wake N Bake! For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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