After weeks of hype and already selling tickets, an extravagant Christmas lights display scheduled to take place at Centennial Park in Davenport has been canceled. There will be no "Santa's Rock n' Lights" this year.
Peter Starykowicz, President of All Community Events, made the announcement on Facebook one minute after TV6 sent him a text message requesting an update about setup for the event.
"The setup in Chicago, we thought would take four days," Starykowicz wrote to TV6 reporter Chris Carter. "We have been setting up for three weeks in Chicago, and while that show will be 100% ready to go on Thursday, there is no way we can no go setup a quality show in Davenport as well."
The event, Santa's Rock n' Lights, was set to open Thursday, November 29, 2018. Since being announced the event has drawn criticism from many in the community over its changing pricing which varied from $15 per car to up to $20 per car.
In an original interview with TV6 on November 3, Staryowicz said ticket prices would "range depending on the night". Nonetheless, this year's show is cancelled but he promises to bring the extravagant display to the QCA in 2019.
" We will be refunding all tickets including fees 100%. Please allow 10 business days for processing," the post said.