The holiday season is now in full swing. People across Illinois and around the U.S. are now preparing to celebrate with friends and family until the new year begins.

To begin decorating for the holidays, the Vibrant Arena at The MARK is once again bringing in a massive tree to light up downtown Moline for the holidays. The tree is arriving this week and that means Lighting on the Commons will be here very soon.

pixL photography by Laura Mullen/Vibrant Arena
pixL photography by Laura Mullen/Vibrant Arena
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Annual Christmas Tree Coming To Moline, Illinois

On Tuesday, officials from the Vibrant Arena at The Mark announced its annual Christmas tree is scheduled to arrive this Thursday, November 2 at approximately 10:45-11:00 a.m. The tree is being donated by Scott & Susan Young in Davenport.

The tree is a 35-year-old Blue Spruce that is approximately 40’ tall. This will be its first Christmas tree crossing the new I-74 Bridge.

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Lighting On The Commons

Officials say that the Christmas tree will contain approximately 30,000 lights and will be lit on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The tree will be lit during the annual Lighting on the Commons ceremony which is set to be held from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on the John Deere Commons. 

The annual Lighting on the Commons ceremony is a staple event for those in Moline and throughout the Quad Cities to attend to kick off the holiday and Christmas season.

Vibrant Arena at The Mark
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The Lighting on the John Deere Commons is a free annual community event that kicks off the holiday season. Santa will be in attendance and there will be a fireworks show that Saturday night.

Additional information about Lighting on the Commons is available at www.lightingonthecommons.com.

The holiday season is here, Quad Cities! Just make sure you end up on Santa's nice list by checking out all of the festivities happening this month in Moline.

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