Ho, ho, ho! Catch the Holiday Light Tour before it’s gone!

The hassle of putting up holiday lights can disguise itself as both a blessing and a curse. While the bright lights look beautiful as the twinkle in evening among the layers of Midwestern snow, being able to string the lights on a house with a working GFCI-grounded outlet can be a pain. Even my fiancé and I have settled with solar lights we can throw up quickly for just a bit of bright, cheery light. As an alternate, we’ve traded in the show at our own home for the show others throw around the Quad Cities area. Driving through local neighborhoods and seeing the beautiful lights has become quite a tradition not only in our area, but around the country. AltSTATES Travel has taken this concept to the next level this year with their three-hour Ho Ho Holiday Light Tour on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities.

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Featuring both public and private tours, the tour comes with a $39/person fee (public tour) or a $350-$425/fee (private tour) that is worth its price tag. Not only do they provide a personal tour guide and a sleek van that sits up to 14 people, they can also drive to your home if the private tour is selected (provided that it is within their standard pick up area). With the public tour, AltSTATES begins the tour at 102 E. 2nd Street in the centralized Coworkqc building in downtown Davenport. Beverages with sealed lids are allowed on the tours.

celebration-christmas-festival-242422.jpgAll tours visit the following locations:

Kall Christmas Lights
Lights on Hillandale
Blanchard Street Christmas Train
Candy Cane Corner
Photo-Opp at Vander Veer Park
...and many more!

Please note that public tours are only available November 30th and December 14th. Private tours are available every evening from November 28th until December 23rd. To learn more or to book a tour, visit altstatestravel.com/lights or call ALTStates Travel at 563-265-3191.

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Katy Williams A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her fiance and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. She will be getting married to her fiance, Austin, in May 2019. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's Tutor.com.

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