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.
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.
All 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.