Festival’s Special Stars


DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — There are plenty of hugs to go around. The smiles are precious. You can feel the love when Santa Claus and his special needs friends gather at the annual Festival of Trees in Davenport.

Santa has been a part of this event for twenty eight years. Jolly old Saint Nick calls them his stars. Santa signs autographs, makes his list, checks it twice to find out who is naughty or nice.

The Quad Cities’ official Santa, Mike Peppers , says these children make his day. It’s a mutual admiration society.

Santa’s elves also hand out candy canes. The children design colorful necklaces, munch on popcorn, and thoroughly enjoy the sleigh and reindeer.

Putting the fun in festival. A Christmas Tradition. Making holiday memories which will last a lifetime!


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