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November 2020

Dasher Dash 5K at Home Edition

November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm

Fleet Feet Rockford and the RACVB are excited to bring back the Stroll on State Dasher Dash Virtual 5K! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s race is an at-home edition that gives each participant the flexibility to complete the run anytime between November 28-December 24, compete for hometown pride, and make your run/walk a bit more festive and fun by using the RACE JOY app FREE for the Dasher Dash.

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8th Annual “Stroll on State” Holiday Celebration Reimagined

November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 19 @ 9:00 pm
Downtown Rockford,
Walter & Market Street 61107

This year’s refreshed Stroll on State traditions and experiences includes a variety of ways to engage from home, experience the Merry and Bright season responsibly, and explore locally in support of our small business community.

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December 2020

Community Christmas Spectacular Drive-Thru Experience

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - December 19 @ 9:00 pm
City First Church,
5950 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, Illinois 61114

Experience the lights & wonder of Christmas from the comfort of your car! This event will take place the first three weekends of December!

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36th Annual Rockton Christmas Walk

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - December 6 @ 7:00 pm

The Rockton Christmas Walk is a holiday tradition for thousands of area residents. The first weekend of December is set aside for the holiday fun and has been a delight for families for 36 years. 

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Jingle on the Mile

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Follow along on Facebook at 18 local merchants showcase their holiday offerings of items to purchase for your loved ones this Christmas. WATCH for Jingle Deal specials and more! They will be showcasing shops all week, so watch for your favorites!

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2020 Festival of Lights

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sinnissippi Park,
1401 N. Second Street, Rockford, 61107

The original socially distanced event! The Festival of Lights started in 1989 with only 11 light displays, now the whole entire park is lit up for the holiday season with over 80 light displays! This event is free but in order to make it bigger and brighter every year, your donations are appreciated!

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2020 Festival of Lights

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sinnissippi Park,
1401 N. Second Street, Rockford, 61107

The original socially distanced event! The Festival of Lights started in 1989 with only 11 light displays, now the whole entire park is lit up for the holiday season with over 80 light displays! This event is free but in order to make it bigger and brighter every year, your donations are appreciated!

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“Stroll on State” Letters to Santa

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Keep the magic of Christmas alive despite this year’s turn of events! Even though your kids might not be able to see Santa in person this year, why not make it a family activity and write him a letter and send it off to the North Pole? There are many different locations where you can drop these letters off to that big guy in red.

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All Aglow Luminaries at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens,
1354 North 2nd Street 61107

Enjoy a walk through the All Aglow Light display and add a luminary to light the way! All Aglow Luminaries available on Tuesdays, December 8, and 15; 5pm-8pm.

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2020 Festival of Lights

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sinnissippi Park,
1401 N. Second Street, Rockford, 61107

The original socially distanced event! The Festival of Lights started in 1989 with only 11 light displays, now the whole entire park is lit up for the holiday season with over 80 light displays! This event is free but in order to make it bigger and brighter every year, your donations are appreciated!

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