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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a list of events in the Quad Cities for you to check out

The QC is kicking off the holiday season this weekend! Here's when the lights will be lit across the area.

MOLINE, Ill. — The weekend is officially here, and WQAD and WLLR have your top events to check out for Nov. 18-20. 

Good Morning Quad Cities' Ann Sterling and Josh Lamberty were joined by WLLR's Dani Howes Thursday morning to go over the must-see events. 

Our GMQC team also challenged WLLR in the Toys for Tots drive — whoever collects the most toys will get a free breakfast from the loser! The loser MUST make breakfast. (Our station is located at 3003 Park 16th Street in Moline, by the way!) 

Here's a look at what's happening this weekend: 

Friday, Nov. 18

Quad City Botanical Center — Winter Nights Winter Lights

Watch as 160,000 lights are turned on Friday night for the garden's sixth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights! This event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. It's $10 for adults and $6 for those 2-15 years old. Kids under 2 get in for free!

The display is lit through the holiday season, however, it is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Saturday, Nov. 19

John Deere Commons — The Lighting On The Commons

Downtown Moline will be sparkling during and after this event! Starting at 3:30 p.m., John Deere Commons will be bustling with holiday cheer. 

Santa will be there as well as horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and an area for kids to do crafts. Free cookies and hot cocoa will be served from 4-6 p.m.

At 6 p.m., News 8's Linda Swinford will be flipping the switch to light up the area. As always, fireworks will be sparked right after. 

Sunday, Nov. 20

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert — Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Even if you aren't familiar with The Boy Who Lived, you can still enjoy the movie as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra plays the film's iconic score! There are two performances on Sunday: one at 2 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $26-61 for adults and $20-55 for students. Click the link above for more details. 

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