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.
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.
In an original interview with TV6 on November 3, Staryowicz said ticket prices would "range depending on the night" and went on to say tickets would be "opening at $15.00 and be increasing from there." TV6 originally reported "tickets are $15.00 per car and online sales will launch at a discounted rate in the next week."