It's All There...In LeClaire!

Join us this weekend for Christmas in LeClaire and the whole holiday season for fun shopping! Our businesses offer unique items, great pricing, and outstanding customer service every day. Also, First Friday, enjoy live music, wine tastings, holiday open houses, and much more! Even book a great venue for your holiday party! Be sure to browse the whole newsletter to find special deals and start making plans to #VisitLeClaire today! More information about LeClaire, Iowa, can be found on our website at: www.visitleclaire.com

Shopping Specials!
Now - December 21:Divine Dezigns by LauraLee is  accepting donations to go towards blessing two local families with food for the holidays

Now - December 23: Bamboo Baby Boutique has Christmas Pj's now on sale - 20% off - sizes newborn to 10 years!

Now - December 23: Blue Iguana gift card special - Purchase a $25 gift card & get a $5 gift certificate. Purchase a $50 gift card & get a $15 gift certificate. Offer good through December 23.

Now - December 23: Mississippi Cottage Antiques has 11% off most items!

Now - December 23: Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique has all Christmas Boutique outfits 20% off.  Limited sizes and quantities.

Now - December 23: The Crane & Pelican is offering a free bottle of wine for every $50 gift certificate. A $19.95 value! 

Now - December 24: Green Tree Brewery's Christmas special is buy a $20 gift card and receive a free beer (pint chip).

Now - December 31: bela is having a 20%-50% off sale on select items!

Now - December 31:Divine Dezigns by LauraLee has markdowns on gift tags - only $0.50, wine glasses are $10, and wood monograms are 30% off.

Now - December 31: Purchase $50 gift card from Faithful Pilot and get $10 for yourself!

DECEMBER:

Wednesday, December 5, 5-10pm: Repeal Day Party at Mississippi River Distilling Company. Drinks specials and enter for a chance to win an empty Cody Road Bourbon barrel!

Thursday, December 6: Steventons has ½ priced bottles of wine on Thursdays. 

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Come to LeClaire, Iowa, December 7, 8 & 9 to celebrate Christmas in LeClaire.
Experience hometown holiday fun for everyone with bake sales, cookie sale, crafts, Santas from around the World, fun run, music, selfie booth, photos with Santa, great shopping, and much more!

Friday, December 7
  • 9-5 - Buffalo Bill Museum -Museum Tours - Usual admission applies.
  • 10-5 - Masonic Lodge - Cookie Sale, Soup, Sandwiches & Crafters.
  • 10-8 - LeClaire Civic Center - Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Author Blake Ross will be signing his books and prints.
  • 5-8 - Riverside Foursquare Church - Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.
  • 11-4 - LeClaire Civic Center - South End - Santa's Gift Shop! Kids can use "Christmas in LeClaire Dollars" to shop for family & friends.
  • 5-11 - Mississippi River Distilling Company - First Friday Open House - Free food & cocktail samples from their spirits made in LeClaire. Live music from 7-10pm.
  • 5:30-8pm: Packet pickup for 5K Ugly Christmas Sweater Run and Reindeer Dash at LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road.
  • All weekend: Razzleberries' ukulele players - watch, listen, and join in the fun!
First Friday, 5-11pm, During Christmas in LeClaire!
* Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
* Bamboo Baby Boutique - Kids can decorate a homemade gingerbread ornament Friday through Sunday.  They'll be open late Friday and serving a holiday treat Friday through Sunday. Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
* Bela is open late with food and drink samples. Sale on select items 50% off; on Saturday & Sunday, too!
* Blue Iguana is celebrating with drink specials.
* Daffodil Row is open late.
* Dwellings is open until 8pm.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.
* Grasshoppers is open late with wine tasting Friday, 4-6pm Tassle Ridge; Saturday, 3-5pm Wooden Wheel.
* Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm by Doug Brundies.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House:
5-8pm Chef Steph will have free samples of whiskey bacon gravy and her new Krupnikas butter pound cake from 5-8pm. There will be a special holiday River Rose Sangria cocktail for you to try. Plus live music from Scott Stowe from 7-10pm. Enjoy a holiday favorite - Schaarski's Krupnikas spiced honey liqueur that is perfect for the winter months. Rich spices, real honey and Iowa spirits will warm you up in a whole new way.  Try it on the rocks, or warm it a little. Less than 400 bottles of this one-of-a-kind liqueur are available.  Get it while you can!
* Razzleberries is open late.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 8pm.
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8pm with Flatbread samples. Enjoy "Flatbread Friday's" - stop in and have a bottle of wine and flatbread for under $30! We will have complimentary samples of our popular Merry Berry dip available, as well as samples of our warmed Jolly Holiday wine

December 7-9: Divine Dezigns by LauraLee - Spend $20, get a "$10 off your next purchase" coupon.

December 7-9: Christmas in LeClaire. Find more details on Facebook: Christmas in LeClaire.

Saturday, December 8
  • 8-10 - Happy Joe's - Breakfast with Santa! Sponsored by the LeClaire Happy Joe's and Blackhawk Bank & Trust. Kids - $4.50, Adults, $8.50.
  • 8-10 - WQAD Selfie Set will be in the Civic Center parking lot.
  • 9-5 - Buffalo Bill Museum -Museum Tours - Usual admission applies.
  • 9am - 1st Annual 1/2 mile Reindeer Dash - ages 12 and under. Check in and starting line at the Civic Center parking lot. The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be there. Must pre-register by December 7. https://bit.ly/2Dx8SIY
  • 10am - 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run! Line up in LeClaire Civic Center parking lot. Must pre-register by December 7. https://bit.ly/2Dx8SIY
  • 10 - noon - Strolling Santas throughout downtown!
  • 10-2 - LeClaire Civic Center - Watch a lace making demonstration.
  • 10-2 - Masonic Lodge - 2nd floor.PPALS Ministries presents "A Christmas Fun Festival" - Crafts, activities and snacks for kids.
  • 10-5 - Masonic Lodge - Cookie Sale, Soup & Sandwiches and Crafters.
  • 10-8 - Riverside Foursquare Church - Bake Sale & Family Activities. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Warming station with FREE coffee & hot chocolate.  Face painting 10-6.
  • 10-8 - LeClaire Civic Center - Crafts, Silent Auction & Baked Goods. Watch as Master Carver Luke Travers creates wooden shoes from 10-4. Author Blake Ross will be signing his books and prints.
  • 11-4 - LeClaire Civic Center - South End - Santa's Gift Shop! Kids can use "Christmas in LeClaire Dollars" to shop for family & friends.
  • 11-5 - FREE Hummer Limo Ride with designated stops throughout the downtown.
  • 12-3 - LeClaire Civic Center - Visit the WQAD Selfie Set in Civic Center parking lot to have your photo taken with "The Beast" and visit with meteorologist.
  • 1-2 - Mississippi River Distilling Co.  The Harmonators will be singing outside.
  • 1-2:30 - Pictures with Santa at Granite Exact by Jess Harris.
  • 1-4 - Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
  • 2-5 - LeClaire Civic Club - Balloon Artist Jason Hamilton will be entertaining at Santa's Gift Shop.

December 8-9: Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique is having a Who-bilation! The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who will be there from 11am-4pm on Saturday and the Grinch will be back on Sunday from noon-3pm!

Saturday, December 8: 3rd Annual Christmas in LeClaire Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k and 1 mile Reindeer Dash. Sign up online: https://bit.ly/2Dx8SIY   The 1-Mile starts at 9am; the 5K run/walk starts at 10am. Wear your "best" Ugly Christmas Sweater; strollers and pets on a leash are welcome! Award given for the winner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Awards given for pop 3 finishers in each age division. Maybe you can't be there, but still want to be part of the fun - register for the "Secret Santa Sleep-In" and still get a shirt! Find 3rd Annual Christmas in LeClaire "Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k" on Facebook for more information.

Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company Cocktail Cinema with Elf! 

Saturday, December 8, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Lewis Knudsen.

Sunday, December 9
  • 10-2 - LeClaire Civic Center - Watch a lace making demonstration.
  • 10-4 - LeClaire Civic Center - Craft Show, Baked Goods, Silent Auction (bidding closes at 2pm). Author Blake Ross - signing his books & prints.  Master Carve Luke Travers will be carving one of a kind wooden shoes.
  • 11-4 - FREE Trolley Rides with designated stops throughout the downtown.
  • 11-4 - LeClaire Civic Center - South End - Santa's Gift Shop! Kids can use "Christmas in LeClaire Dollars" to shop for family & friends.
  • 12-5 - Buffalo Bill Museum -Museum Tours - Usual admission applies.
  • 1-3 - Strolling Santas & Christmas Characters from around the World throughout downtown.
  • 1-2:30 - Pictures with Santa at Granite Exact by Jess Harris.
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Tuesday, December 11, 6-8pm: Bierstube's DIY Wood Sign Workshop. You must pre-register to attend. Check out this link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/800666073598576/

Tuesday, December 11: Steventons has $2 off martinis on Tuesdays.

Thursday, December 13, 5pm: the little deli LeClaire Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Everyone welcome!

December 13-24: Mississippi River Distilling Company - Make the season bright by gifting delicious locally made spirits! Stop by the distillery store for 12 amazing deals this holiday season. Each day for 12 days leading up to Christmas, they will have a different deal!

Friday, Dececember 14, 5-10pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company 8th Anniversary and Cody Road Bourbon Single Barrel Release and bottle signing. Barrel 120185 is six years old and the oldest whiskey they've ever released. This special single barrel bottling will go into their old style bottle as a tip of the cap to where they started. 100 bottles of this special release are available at the distillery store.  They will release them at 5pm. They will hold our anniversary party that evening from 5-10pm. The gang will be there for bottle signing. You'll be able to have a chance to win the barrel from this special release, try it by the glass, and have all kinds of fun with!

Friday, December 14, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer!

Saturday, December 15, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Greg & Rich.

Tuesday, December 18, 6-8pm: 129 is having a holiday wine tasting. 20 wines plus food - $35 per person.

Friday, December 21, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer!

Saturday, December 22, 7:30pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company Cocktail Cinema with "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation".

Saturday, December 22, 7-10pm: 129 is having a holiday happy hour. Get entered into a giveaway for every "holiday drink" ordered 7-10pm, also live music from Jason Carl 8-11pm.

Sunday, December 23, 5-10pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company Family Game Night. They'll have games or bring your own! Cocktail specials, prizes and fun! 

Friday, December 28, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer!

Friday, December 28 & Saturday, 29: The Faithful Pilot is celebrating the New Year early! 3 Course menu $75 per person | $25 wine pairing option.

Saturday, December 29, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Doug Brundies.

Monday, December 31: The Crane & Pelican is hosting a New Year's Eve dinner. 3 courses for $39.95. Two seatings: 6pm & 8pm. The menu will be posted on the website at craneandpelican.com

Monday, December 31 (New Year's Eve), 9pm-12:30am: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Chuck Murphy.

Monday, December 31: Happy New Year at The Faithful Pilot. Live Music with Molly Durnin 7-10pm. Feature Small Plate Menu and 3 Course menu $75 per person | $25 wine pairing option.

Other news:
Help the Buffalo Bill Museum raise funds and get some holiday shopping done! Click on the link below to purchase Texas Road House gift cards. The museum will receive 10% of all online gift card sales. https://texasroadhouse.flipgive.com/f/841701

Have someone on your shopping list that loves LeClaire, but you don't know what to get them? LeClaire Chamber Bucks are a great gift! They are a gift certificate program sponsored by the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce that promotes spending at participating local LeClaire Chamber businesses who support our community. They are available in increments of $10 and have an expiration date of five years from the date of purchase. LeClaire Chamber Bucks are redeemable for purchases at participating LeClaire Chamber businesses and businesses deposit them as checks. Visit our Member Directory page at www.LeClaireChamber.com  for an updated list of all LeClaire Chamber of Commerce businesses. Purchase LeClaire Chamber Bucks in LeClaire at: Blackhawk Bank & Trust - 323 South 2nd Street, First Central State Bank - 1291 Eagle Ridge Road, and Ascentra Credit Union - 949 Mississippi View Court. Also, can be purchased online through PayPal at www.LeClaireChamber.com  Great for Holiday Gifts!

Host your holiday get together at the Mississippi River Distilling Company They'd love to help you come up with an amazingly unique night of cocktails and fun! Contact the Distillery at 563-484-4342 and ask for Garrett. They will explore the best options for your party and get you on the calendar before it fills up!

Great deals at Wide River Winery Tasting Room!
* Harvest Hurrah Wine Slushies - Their delicious spiced wine is reminiscent of pumpkin pie turned into a slushie, and topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Served in a pitcher.
* Wednesdays are "Double Punch Day". With each bottle of wine purchased, receive 2 punches on your frequent buyer card. Valid at all 3 locations.
* Thursday's they are offering complimentary savory bites to sample with their wines from 5-8 pm.
* Enjoy Flatbread Fridays. A delicious flatbread plus a bottle of wine is a great way to start your weekend!

Save the Date!
January
  • First Friday with Ryan & the Moonshiners at the Distillery
  • 18-21 Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard
  • 19 Taste of LeClaire
  • 19 Trivia at Civic Center
  • 20 Bald Eagle Day
  • 26 Antifreeze Outdoor Cocktail Party at the Distillery
February
  • First Friday
  • Cocoa Crawl
  • 14 Valentine's Day
  • 16 Trivia at Civic Center
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LeClaire, Iowa is located at the intersection of Highway 67/Great River Road and Interstate 80 at exit 306. This charming town is just a scenic 2 minute drive to Lock & Dam 14, just off of highway 67, along the Mississippi River. Lock and Dam 14 is only a few miles from all the LeClaire hotels and is known for some of the BEST eagle watching & photography in the country. 
 
LeClaire is a quaint river town full of historic surprises. LeClaire offers the Twilight Riverboat 2 day Adventures, Mississippi River Distilling Company, The Buffalo Bill Museum, unique shopping and wonderful restaurants, which make LeClaire the must visit town in the Quad Cities area. 
 
LeClaire is only 30 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and is also the home base location for Mike Wolfe, owner of "Antique Archaeology" and the host of "American Pickers," a cable TV show on the History Channel. 
 
LeClaire has award winning hotels, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts with views of the Mississippi River. 
 
If you're looking for charming and friendly, the downtown shops in LeClaire will delight you. 
 
Also, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Tourism Manager at 563-289-4242 x 61135 or email: info@visitleclaire.com  
 
Free Wireless Internet Access is available to visitors downtown at Happy Joe's Pizza, the LeClaire Information Center, or the LeClaire Community Library (3rd and Wisconsin), which has 7 public access computers.
 
If you have any questions or need more information, visit  www.visitleclaire.com or contact us at info@visitleclaire.com.   


 
LeClaire Information Center
117 South Cody Road
OPEN
Monday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: Noon- 12-3pm

Voted "Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests"  in the 2018 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll for the 7th year in a row!
 
Go to 
www.visitleclaire.com for details on everything that is going on in LeClaire, Iowa throughout the year.
 
  

On-Going Events:


LeClaire Rec Center Events See www.leclairereccenter.com   for details

129  has $6 burger baskets on Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm.

 
NEW Blue Iguana Specials!

  • Monday: $6 - 2 Chicken Enchiladas with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Tuesday: $7.50 - Any 2 Tacos any way you want them with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Wednesday: $6 - Queso Quesadilla. Your choice of chicken or steak with Chihuahua and cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chipotle mayo with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Thursday: $5 - Diablo Chicken Salad. Seared chicken in tomatillo sauce, jalapenos and cilantro mixed on a bed of lettuce, Chihuahua cheese, tomatoes, and avocado slices with a side of avocado ranch.
     
  • Friday: $8 - Torta. Full torta on pambazo bread with your choice of meat, queso, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, avocado slices and beans with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.

LeClaire Community Library Programming and Activities for All Ages! www.leclairelibrary.org 


Hungry Hobo: Don't forget about our family night special! Get a Baby Bo Meal for $.99 with the purchase of any menu item & a combo pack every Wednesday after 5pm. No coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. www.hungryhobo.com 

Faithful Pilot Hours:
Monday-Friday 3-10pm;
Saturday 11am -11pm;
Sunday closed 

Weekly Specials:
- Happy Hour: - Monday-Saturday 3-6pm; 1/2 off shareables; $2 domestics; $5 wine 
- Tuesday: Taco Tuesday - $5 Margaritas, $3 Tacos
- Wednesday: 1/2 Price wine night; Live Music 6:30-9pm
- Last Thursday of the Month: Wine Class; 4 Flights $35
- First Friday: Live Music 8-11pm


Monday and Tuesday is Family Night at Happy Joe's Pizza - get the Family Meal for under $20. www.happyjoes.com  

 
The Buffalo Bill Museum is a great place to take visiting family and friends and "free admission" is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, "Buffalo Bill" sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can't find elsewhere! WINTER HOURS: open Monday - Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com
 

First Friday of each Month: 
First Friday 5:30-8:00pm Downtown LeClaire - beverage and food samples, live music, shops open late, and more!

Monthly Trivia Nights at the LeCl aire Civic Center benefiting Local Non-Profits. Usually 3rd Saturday of the month: See calendar for details.