My kids always enjoyed seeing Santa, but usually from afar. I get it. He's a pretty big guy with hearty laugh, dressed in red with that long fluffy white beard. As lovable as he is, Santa's presence can be a bit intimidating. Maybe a visit to Santa would have been less overwhelming if you can sit down and eat dinner with him.

Kids in the Quad Cities will have that chance.

Take your kids for an evening with your favorite man in the red suit in Moline this holiday season. You can bring your wish list and take a picture with Santa. Pictures will be sent via email and posted on the event Facebook page

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The fun happens at the Moline Garden Center, 3450 5th Avenue, Moline on Friday, December 10, 6- 7:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to take their own pictures as well.

The evening includes a pizza dinner, craft time and every child will go home with a fun favor. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All family members who want to attend must be registered.

Registration deadline is December 6 at 3:30 p.m. You can sign up for the event here

Pending current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, a mask may be required during this program (unless actively eating/drinking) regardless of vaccination status. Updated information will be sent to registered participants at a later date. For more details about the event you can call 309-524-2424.

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