The Downtown Muscatine Holiday Stroll is now in its 33rd year in Muscatine! This annual holiday favorite started as the downtown merchants’ way of saying “Thank you” to the community and has grown to one of Muscatine’s largest annual events!

The street is filled with holiday cheer! From decorated store windows to live entertainment inside and out, it is six city blocks full of the hustle and bustle of the holidays! 

Toyota of Muscatine and the Muscatine Journal will present the 2017 Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Jaime Limoges at 563-262-0543, jaime.limoges@muscatinejournal.com


33rd Annual Holiday Stroll

December 1st 5:30-8:30PM

Presented by: Muscatine Journal & Toyota of Muscatine


Featured Entertainment

Sponsored by Monsanto of Muscatine

Joey Peate Vocal & Guitar Performance – Look for Joey in a window between Chestnut & Pine St.

Double Barrel Band Vocal, Band & Drums – Look for the Double Barrel Band in a window between Chestnut & Cedar St.

Schedule of Events

4:30 – 6:00: Pre-Stroll Party at CBI Bank & Trust. Various MHS Vocal & Instrumental Groups. 301 Iowa Ave.

4:30: Soup Supper at Trinity Episcopal Church. Serving Chili, Chicken & Noodle and Ham & Potato and will last until it’s gone - Donation at the door. 211 Walnut St. 

5:00 – 7:30: Pictures with Santa at Sarah Siler Photography. $10 per digital image. 114 E. 2nd St.

5:30 – 7:30: MHS Band Students will play in various groups throughout the evening at the “Nut House” in Pearl Plaza. 216 W. 2nd St.

5:30: Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the City of Muscatine cordially invite you to the Lighting of the Muscatine Community Christmas Tree at the corner of 2nd & Cedar Streets.  The community tree is donated Jerry Lange and hosted this year by First National Bank.

6:00: The annual Candy Cane Hunt sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department will be held in Riverside Park. Areas will be set up in the green space near the basketball courts for two age groups including pre-kindergarten through first grader and second through fourth grade girls and boys.  The Candy Cane Hunt will be held in the dark, so bring a flashlight if you can. LED flashlights will be available.

Continuous Entertainment:

Community Christmas Tree – See the tree donated by Jerry Lange and listen to the music.  300 E. 2nd St.

Trinity Episcopal Church -  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 211 Walnut St.

Carriage House Carpet One – Toyz/Bike for Kids Drive with Viola Werner. Visit Santa. 121 E. 2nd St.

BAAR- Little Miss Muscatine, Harper Wittmer and C & S Pageant Systems are collecting Christmas donations for the University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital.  Donate a new, unwrapped toy (please no stuffed animals) during the Holiday Stroll or until December 15th.  Refreshments. 417 E 2nd.

Sunrise River Gallery - live painting window display. 215 E 2nd

Salon Incognito -  Live Window – Make-up & Hairstyling. 216 E. 2nd St.

Muscatine County Democrats - serving cookies and hot beverages at Limitless RN Apothecary. 209 W. 2nd St.

The Wild Thing – Mic Berry will be singing Christmas tunes.  Hot cocoa & cookies will be served. 122 W. 2nd St.

Ashley Morris Photography – Beauty & The Beast Magical Kingdom. Photo Shoot with Belle. 223 E. 2nd St.

We Can Frame That - Candy Giveaway with area Queens (CJ Pageant System). 221 E. 2nd St.

Artists of Muscatine Gallery – Meet & Greet with local artists. Demonstration of 1922 Baldwin player piano. 221 E. 2nd St.

Creations by Oz - Handmade sweet treats from Hanna's OzSome Treats.  Meet artists and enjoy specials and drawings during the event. 110 E. 2nd St.

Muscatine Tech Guys – Visit with Elf on a Shelf!  Spin the Wheel Giveaways, hot cocoa and cookies. 106 E. 2nd St.

Dickens’ Curiosity Shop – Visit with Mrs. Claus. Games and free cookies, Romulan Ale and Stellar Cocoa. 207 W. 2nd St.

Muscatine Search and Rescue & Muscatine Police Department – Hot cocoa, candy canes, baked goods and demonstrations.  Off 2nd St. on Sycamore St.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust – Muscatine School District Orchestra Program performing starting at 5:30pm. 202 Iowa Ave.

Writers On the Avenue – Visit with local writers & learn more about their organization or purchase their work!  Table set-up inside Trinity Episcopal Church. 211 Walnut St.

The Flower Gallery – Cookies & Punch. 131 E. 2nd St.

Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau – Cookie giveaway at their new location, 200 W. 2nd St.

Muscatine Band “Nut House” – Open during the stroll at their Pearl Plaza location. 216 W. 2nd St.

Fresh Vintage – Refreshments. 208 W. 2nd St.

Sherwin Williams – Featuring the students of Miss Louise School of Dance performing in the window. 120 E. 2nd St.

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors – Hot chocolate, cider & cookies. 226 E. 2nd St.

First National Bank - Festive display on the patio of Gingerbread People decorated by area schools. Hot chocolate & sweet treats.  300 E. 2nd St.

MHS German Student Exchange fundraiser – Candy Bar Sales. 116 E. 2nd St.

Strolling Snowman sponsored by HNI Corporation (between Iowa & Sycamore)

Strolling Grinch sponsored Beckey Insurance & Financial Services (between Mulberry Ave. & Pine St.)

Strolling elves sponsored by Toyota of Muscatine & The Muscatine Journal (between Mulberry Ave. & Pine St.)


Public porta-potties courtesy of ESI located at Cedar & alley #1 and the Pine St. parking lot.

Dining During Holiday Stroll:

  • Avenue Subs
    113 Iowa Avenue
  • Bobby’s Asian Cuisine
    205 W. 2nd St.
  • Boonie’s on the Avenue
    214 Iowa Ave
  • DaBeet’s Bistro & Wine Bar
    128 E 2nd Street
  • Elly’s Tea & Coffee
    208 W 2nd Street
  • GeoJohnz Pizza
    203 E 2nd Street
  • Guadalajara Restaurant
    203 E 2nd Street
  • Mamma Mia Italian Restaurante
    101 W. Mississippi Dr. Suite 100
  • Missipi Brewing Co.
    107 Avenue
  • The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge (appetizer menu)
    101 W Mississippi Drive
  • Port City Underground
    208 W 2nd Street
  • Riverside Restaurant
    303 E. 2nd St.
  • Salvatore’s Ristorante
    313 E 2nd Street
  • Tantra Thai Bistro
    101 W. Mississippi Dr.
  • Wine Nutz (pizza)
    208 W. 2nd St.

Spirits During Holiday Stroll:

  • Boonie’s on the Avenue
    214 Iowa Avenue
  • Contrary Brewing
    411 W. Mississippi Dr.
  • Creations by Oz
    110 E. 2nd St.
  • Flaming Embers
    131 W 2nd Street
  • Hubbles
    214 E 2nd Street
  • Jody’s
    226 Walnut Street
  • Mamma Mia Italian Restaurante
    101 W. Mississippi Dr. Suite 100
  • Missipi Brewing Company
    107 Iowa Avenue
  • Port City Underground
    208 W 2nd Street
  • Sticks N’ Stones Bar & Billiards
    218 Walnut Street
  • Wine Nutz
    208 W 2nd Street

Traffic Notice:

2nd St. from Mulberry to Pine AND cross streets from alley #1 to alley #2 will be closed from 3:30pm to 9:00pm on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Note:  No parking signs must be posted 24 hours in advance of closure, however parking is permitted up until street closure at 3:30pm on Friday, December 1st.


Parking is available on the Muscatine riverfront. Access from alley 1 onto Cedar St.  Due to construction, pedestrian traffic only will be permitted across Mississippi Dr. at Iowa Ave.  Parking is available in the city lots at the corner of 2nd and Pine as well as the two lots at Cedar & 3rd St. We have also opened our lot at the Muscatine Journal to the public at 301 E. 3rd St.

Schedule listing opportunity made available to the downtown businesses. Great care was taken to reach all parties. This is the most current list available at publication time. To learn how to be included in future listings, contact Muscatine Journal general manager Jaime Limoges at 563.262.0552, jaime.limoges@muscatinejournal.com

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

Muscatine Journal & Toyota of Muscatine

Entertainment Sponsor:


Strolling Character Sponsors:

Beckey Insurance & Financial Services, HNI Corporation, Toyota of Muscatine and Muscatine Journal

Promotional Partners:

Community Credit Union, First National Bank, Carriage House Carpet One, Creations by Oz & OzSome Treats, Geo Johnz Pizza, Sherwin Williams, CBI Bank & Trust, Tech Guys, Wilton’s Window Walk, ESI and Wesley United Methodist Church.

Special Thanks To:

GMCCI, Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Muscatine for their assistance.

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