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TRADITIONAL EVENTS

OUR 3 MAIN EVENTS THAT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

  • Lighted Displays

    Friday, Dec. 3rd

    Rockton, 5 pm 

    Stroll the paths at Settlers Park to enjoy lighted displays created by our local businesses and organizations.

  • Lighted Parade

    Saturday, Dec. 4th

    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.

  • Hot Cocoa Crawl

    Sunday, Dec. 5th

    Village Hall, 1 – 4 pm

    Back in it’s original form! Each ticket will get you a commemorative mug and cute spoon that nests in the handle along with cocoa samples at participating downtown businesses.

EVENTS & SHOPPING SPECIALS

ALL THE GREAT EVENTS AND SHOPPING DEALS AVAILABLE DURING THE WALK

 FRIDAY EVENTS – Dec 3rd

  • Ornament Take THEN Makes!

    Make this holiday memorable with our take home ornament, painting and more kits! Kits start at $4.50 and include all materials needed for you and yours to create a lovely holiday keepsake and create a new family tradition.

    Jill Rae Finally Art, 210 W. Main St. 11am – 4pm

  • 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. 5pm

  • 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

    It’s officially not Grandma’s Christmas Walk anymore. We’re bringing in Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos to entertain us with some dueling piano fun! A cash bar will be available for those who need a little liquid encouragement to sing along in public. Tickets are $25 and required for entry. Purchase tickets here. Show will finish by 9 pm so attendees can participate in the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl. Proceeds benefit updating the Village Green Park holiday decorations.

    American Center, 221 W. Main St,  Show start at 7pm with doors opening at 6 pm

SATURDAY EVENTS – Dec. 4th

  • 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 

  • Christmas Walk Blood Drive

    The Rock River Valley Blood Center bus will be parked in downtown Rockton 

    Location TBD,   8 am – 11: 30 am 

  • Craft and Bake Sale

    Holiday crafts galore and baked goods for sale until they run out!

    Rockton United Methodist Church, 102 W. Chapel St.,   9 am – 5 pm

  • Pictures with Santa

    Photos with Santa. (Free!) This year, Santa will be at the Settlers Park gazebo. Groups must stay socially distant while waiting in line and continue down the one way path after pictures. Kids will be able to speak with Santa from a distance and take a quick picture with Santa.

    Settlers Park, 150 E. Hawick Street 12pm-4pm

  • 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

  • Letters to Santa

    Sponsored by Edward Jones Financial Advisor – Brenda Brugger. Drop off your letters to Santa at the Edward Jones Financial Advisor – Brenda Brugger lighted display at Settlers Park (near the bench closest to the flagpole).

    Edward Jones – Brenda Brugger, 167 Hawick Street, Thru Dec. 24

  • Lighting of the Park

    Come and enjoy the lighted decorations at Village Green Park!

    Village Green Park, 100 E. Chapel St.

  • Lighted Christmas Parade

    The long-awaited 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

  • 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 view baskets starting Nov. 23.

SUNDAY EVENTS – Dec. 5th

  • Board Walk-In To-Go Kits

    Stop by our shop Sunday and purchase a to-go kit to take home and paint with your family! We have a few of our favorite designs plus a surprise design so you’ll want to check back to see what that is! This is not a pre-order with the exception of the Letter to Santa which requires pre-order due to the personalization. All other designs are first come, first serve! Prices are $25 for designs shown in pic. We will also have $10 and $15 kits available!

    Erica’s Board Creations, 122 S. Prairie St.  10am – 1pm

  • Ornament Take THEN Makes!

    Make this holiday memorable with our take home ornament, painting and more kits! Kits start at $4.50 and include all materials needed for you and yours to create a lovely holiday keepsake and create a new family tradition.

    Jill Rae Finally Art, 210 W. Main St. 12am – 4pm

  • Hot Cocoa Crawl

    NEW! Hot Cocoa Crawl- Pick up your commemorative mug and fixings to enjoy several hot cocoa flavors at home this year. Family-friendly. $12/mug. Mugs must be purchased in advance by Tuesday, Nov. 24. Purchase Hot Cocoa Crawl Tickets Here

    Village Hall, 110 E. Main St.  12 pm – 3 pm

  • Board Painting Party

    Join us on Sunday for a fun board painting class! You will sand, stain and paint leaving with a beautiful new board! Boards are $45, some special projects have an extra charge. Please go to our photo albums to choose your design, save a picture of your design and upload that pic at ticket checkout. Stain and paint colors are chosen at the party.  Register here.

    Erica’s Board Creations, 122 S. Prairie St.  2 pm

SPONSORSHIP & EVENT FORMS

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.

Sponsors

2021 Sponsors

  • Grand Marshall Sponsor

    Stenstrom Companies

    A family of companies built on family traditions of pride and dedication to the job. Providing quality with an experienced and professional staff, the Stenstrom family of companies includes:

    • Stenstrom Construction Group
    • Stenstrom Excavation & Blacktop Group
    • Stenstrom Petroleum Service Group
    • Stenstrom Real Estate Development Group
  • Presenting Sponsors

    Brass Octopus  Fiber & Textile Shop with a Maker’s Studio

    Like the arms of the octopus, we are joined yet work independently on creative pursuits.  We seek all who wish to express themselves through art and craft whether a beginner or an expert.  Diversity, equity, inclusion and respect are tenants of our lives and of our shop.  All are welcome – every race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability.  Our shop operates with respect for all who enter and we embrace all of our unique attributes through creativity and fun!

    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.

  • Candy Cane Sponsors

    After the Vine Wine Boutique A delightful experience for anyone whether you want to expand your palette with a wine flight, share a bottle with friends in a relaxed atmosphere, or buy a great gift for the wine lover in your life.

    Bucciferro Family McDonald’s Family built owned 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. The best team in the world is at the ready to make sure you have a spectacular experience and meal!

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

    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

    Edward Jones: Financial Advisor – Brenda Brugger

    My husband, Tim, and I have lived in the South Beloit area since 2005. We have four children: John, Kari Jo, Daniel and Matt. We are extremely blessed to be the grandparents of Aliyah, Elliana and Jacob, and we are happy that by the end of this year, we will once again be grandparents of another bundle of joy.

    My Branch Office Administrator, Brenda Joy, and I are excited to work and contribute to such a wonderful firm. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service possible.

    First Student

    Building close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve. Be a part of the First Family.

    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.

    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.

    Rockton Mobil – Kelley’s Market

    Features: ATM Illinois Bank and Trust, Beer, Coffee, Donuts Muffins Pastries, Free Air, Fresh Packaged Sandwiches, Liquor, Live Bait, Lottery, Exxon Mobil Rewards, Postal Stamps, Propane, Public Restrooms, Ready to Eat Breakfast Items, Rewards Program – Schnuck’s, Wine

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Village Hall

110 E. Main St.
Rockton, IL 61072

CONTACT US

Tricia Diduch

(815) 624 0935
diduch@rocktonvillage.com

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