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  • Christmas Tree Lighting

    Friday, Dec. 1st

    Settlers Park, 6 pm 

    NEW! Welcome our new Christmas tree! Then stroll the paths at Settlers Park to enjoy lighted displays created by our local businesses and organizations.

  • Lighting of Village Green Park

    Saturday, Dec. 2nd

    Village Green Park, 4:30-5 pm

    Watch the park turn into a holiday wonderland with carols from the Whitman Post choir and the lighting of Katie’s Tree!

  • Lighted Parade

    Saturday, Dec. 2nd

    Main Street, 6 pm

    The most beautiful part of Christmas Walk, the lighted parade returns to Main Street! The parade begins at the intersection of Main St. and Center St. and continues east along Main St., concluding at Hononegah High School.




  • Lighted Displays at Settlers Park

    Thanks to local businesses and organizations for stepping up and helping create local holiday cheer by decorating displays at Settlers Park. Walk the path to see festive lighted creations! The displays will remain lit evenings through Jan. 6.

    Settlers Park, 150 E. Hawick St. 6 pm

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl

    The easiest pub crawl you’ll ever participate in. Grab your friends, grab your family, put on those ugly Christmas sweaters, and bop around downtown Rockton for the ugliest fun all year.

    Downtown Rockton, 7pm

  • Dueling Pianos

    A new Christmas Walk favorite! Dueling pianos is back for friendly, musical competition that you can dance to!

    American Center, 221 W. Main St., 7pm


  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa

    The Rockton Lions Club annual pancake breakfast with special guest – Santa! $5

    American Center, 221 W. Main St.   7 am – 11 am 

  • Pictures with Santa

    Photos with Santa. Free! Santa will be at the Settlers Park gazebo (too cold!) Village Hall to visit with children and adults alike.  Our Christmas Walk Santa is a much loved, patient and calm Santa with a soft-demeanor – perfect for all children!

    Village Hall, 110 E. Main Street 12 pm – 4 pm

  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

    The tradition continues. Horse drawn carriages will be at the Christmas walk in the afternoon. You can board your free ride at Sanctuary Spa on E. Hawick Street.

    Settlers Park 12-4pm

    Generously sponsored by After the Vine Wine Bar and Rockton Sanctuary Spa.

  • Letters to Santa

    Stop by Christmas Walk sponsor Edward Jones Financial Advisor – Brenda Brugger’s office to write your letters to Santa and mail them off to the North Pole!

    Edward Jones – Brenda Brugger, 167 Hawick Street, Noon – 4 pm

  • Lighting of Katie's Tree

    Come and enjoy the lighted decorations at Village Green Park as well as a touching tribute to Katie Cronin, whose family gathers from across the country every year to light a special tree in her memory.

    Village Green Park, 101 E. Chapel St., 5 pm

  • Lighted Christmas Parade

    The return of the Lighted Parade down Main Street! The parade will begin at the intersection of Main and Center St. and continue east along Main St., finishing at Hononegah High School.

    Downtown Rockton, 6 pm parade start

  • Rockton Lions Wimpy's Fund Auction

    Join the Rockton Lions Club in their biggest Wimpy’s Fund fundraiser all year. All proceeds go to purchasing Christmas dinners and presents for area families in need. Click here for the full Wimpy’s Fund history.

    In person at the American Center, 221 W. Main St. immediately following the Lighted Parade conclusion.

    Online – click here to register on Silent Auction Pro. Or text G914 to 8889909876 to receive a link to sign up on your mobile device.


  • Hot Cocoa Crawl

    Hot Cocoa Crawl – Family-friendly! Take your keepsake mug with spoon to one of 5+ downtown locations within walking distance of each other to enjoy delicious hot cocoa. After you’ve finished, stop by Village Hall to vote for your favorite flavor! $12/mug.

    Village Hall, 110 E. Main St.  1 pm – 4 pm

  • River City Sound Chorus Sweet Adelines

    Based out of Belvidere, the River City Sound Chorus are now the 14th place Sweet Adelines chorus IN THE WORLD.  There’s close to 500 choruses worldwide, and the Village of Rockton is proud to host them at Village Hall!

    Village Hall, 110 E. Main St.  1 pm – 3 pm

  • Historic Homes for the Holidays Tour

    NEW! To cap off the 38th annual Rockton Christmas Walk weekend, three homeowners are generously opening their homes to the public for tours:

    •  316 N. Blackhawk Blvd.  
    • 417 W. Chapel St. 
    • 703 N. Green St.

    Here’s how it works: purchase tickets in person at DeeDee’s Main Street Coffee during coffee shop hours at 101 W. Main St., Rockton, IL. Start at any of the three locations during the tour hours, 3-7 pm. Refreshments will be provided at each location. Visit one or all three at your leisure!

    Multiple locations,  3 pm – 7 pm


You can download the packet that contains all the forms you will need by clicking the button below. Return it to the Village through email, mail, or dropping it into the water payment box at Village Hall by the listed deadlines.


2022 Sponsors

  • Grand Marshall Sponsor

    Gem Shop:  The Gem Shop is a family-owned fine jewelry custom design studio that inspires elegance in everyday life.

    One should never have to sacrifice durability for beauty. Our philosophy is built into every piece we create & sell. The right piece of jewelry will be able to tell your story without words, while also being able to stand the test of time. We believe in creating heirlooms.

  • Presenting Sponsors

    Dueling Pianos Presenting Sponsors

    Design Elements, Inc.  Full service residential and commercial remodeling company.

    Hi Beautiful Bridal  Every bride wants to feel special, look beautiful and maybe make their groom shed a tear or two when they walk down the aisle. That experience is so important but why should it only last one day? It should begin when you try on the gown for the first time and say to your self, “this is the one”. Come join us at Hi Beautiful and have a one of a kind experience with your family and friends. Make yourself comfortable, try on as many dresses as you’d like, in a space that feels like home.

    Hot Cocoa Crawl Presenting Sponsor  

    First Northern Credit Union  We’re a not-for-profit organization, governed by a board of unpaid volunteer members. Our members are more than just an account number — they’re part owners. All profits are returned to you, our members, not to investors. Members benefit from lower or non-existent fees, higher deposit rates, and more competitive loan rates. As a credit union, we’re driven by the “People Helping People” philosophy.

    Our goal is to provide the highest level of service at competitive rates. Our Loan Officers are only a phone call away if you need help. Contact us at 888-328-8677.

  • Candy Cane Sponsors

    After the Vine – Wine Bar, Wines, Wine Tasting  Not sure if you like wine or always wanted to try a new one without buying the entire bottle? Stop in and order a 5 pour flight wine tasting off our listing of wines  from world wide regions and states at a price of $15.00 a flight.   All wines on the tasting menu will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle to enjoy here, or select from our entire retail shelving  of wines to buy and take home.

    Bucciferro Family McDonald’s   Family built and community focused since 2008. We are a family owned company. We love our communities and the people we serve. We are proud to be your favorite local restaurant.

    Gary J. Bach Agency  Every individual and family has their own specific insurance needs. It is our job to take your needs and put them into customized insurance quotes that offer competitive premiums and competitive or superior products. We strive to do so while still providing professional and friendly service with 50 years of combined insurance experience.

    Kelley’s Market Mobil  We are committed to delivering all of our quality products as conveniently and expeditiously as possible. It is our continuous goal to exceed our customer’s expectations, today, tomorrow and always.

    Rockton Lions Club The Rockton Lions of Rockton, IL have been serving the state-line area since 1938 , and we aren’t slowing down any time soon! With a membership of 75+ we have many local fund-raisers and service projects such as Candy Day, Flower Day, Christmas Auction, delivering Wimpy’s Fund gifts, hearing screening, blood drives, providing eye glasses to area children, downtown planting projects, and Old Settlers Days to name a few. The profits from the fund raisers are funneled directly back into our community serving the needs of other organizations and individuals, while focusing on sight and sound related disabilities. The Rockton Lions Club of Rockton Illinois is a 501(c)3 organization.

    Rockton Sanctuary Spa  Rejuvenate Purify, and Transform with Sanctuary Spa. Our mission is to give positive experiences through our services and personal interaction. Sanctuary Spa is a safe haven for anyone who needs to escape the stresses of daily life.

    Sugar Britches  A destination for families, couples, teenagers, foodies, both local and visitors alike. I wanted to be part of the happiness people feel when they rediscover a piece of their childhood. We have over 200 jars of bulk candy, 10 drawers of saltwater taffy and a generous offering of your favorite nostalgic candies.

  • Mistletoe Sponsors

    Dairyhäus Homemade Ice Cream from Our Family to Yours. One Little Shoppe, with One Big Heart. Curbside and carryout as well as find in your local Woodmans and Schnucks grocery stores.

    Rockton Food & Spirits – 121 W. Main St.

    Stenstrom Companies Stenstrom was founded in 1953 by Robert R. Stenstrom, who built his company from the ground up with the help of handpicked, highly qualified people who shared his dedication and standards. Under his leadership, our employees were known for their pride and dedication to the job. This tradition continues today under the leadership of his son, Robert W. Stenstrom, and grandchildren, Robert J. Stenstrom and Christie Stenstrom Jarrett.


Contact information

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Village Hall

110 E. Main St.
Rockton, IL 61072


Tricia Diduch

(815) 624 0935