An over 30-year annual tradition, the Holiday Stroll in downtown Muscatine is a festival during which the Muscatine community - and visitors - get together to celebrate the holidays.
Dozens of downtown stores and various Muscatine organizations participate in the stroll, decorating their storefronts, offering refreshments such as hot chocolate or becoming performance venues for singers, dancers, musicians and others spreading holiday cheer.
The night kicks off with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. The crowd enjoys all the live entertainment and fellowship downtown for the evening, bringing the holiday spirit to life.
The event takes place annually downtown on the first Friday evening in December. Second Street is closed for traffic, allowing the crowds to walk freely from merchant to merchant, as well as to and from all the live music and other performances.
The Muscatine Parks and Recreation puts on its annual Candy Cane Hunt during the Holiday Stroll as well. Families gather at the riverfront for kids to gather candy canes in the dark, which they can then turn in for prizes.