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  • Lighted Displays

    Friday, Dec. 4th

    Rockton, 5 pm 

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

  • Carriage Rides and Santa Visits

    Saturday, Dec. 5th

    Settlers Park, 12 pm

    Carriage rides and Santa visits from noon – 4 pm. Santa visits will be socially-distant (no lap sitting), but Santa is still so excited to take a quick picture with you and talk to kids from a COVID-safe distance.

  • Hot Cocoa Crawl

    Sunday, Dec. 6th

    Village Hall, 12 pm

    A little different this year, the hot cocoa crawl mugs will be filled with toppings and flavors galore for you to enjoy at home. Mug pick up will be available from noon – 3 pm at Village Hall.




  • 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 - Postponed Until Next Year

    The easiest pub crawl you’ll ever participate in… will be back again next year. Please still enjoy some delicious food from Rockton eateries – just wear your tacky Christmas sweater when picking it up???

    Rockton, 7pm


  • Christmas Walk Blood Drive

    The Rock River Valley Blood Center bus will be parked outside the board shop from 8-11:30! Please schedule your appointments ahead of time (instructions below)! Sanctuary Spa has donated a $100 gift certificate to be given in a drawing to one lucky donor! We are giving a coupon to each donor for $5 off a To Go Board Painting Kit!

    Erica’s Board Creations, 122 S. Hawick Street 8 am – 11: 30 am 

  • 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

  • Candy Cane Holiday Drive Thru

    Join us for our inaugural candy cane drive thru event! We will also be collecting canned food donations for local food pantries.

    First Student, 720 N. Blackhawk Blvd. 12 – 2pm

  • 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. Groups must social distance while waiting in line and use sanitizer before and after rides.

    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 - Postponed Until Next Year

    This traditional event is postponed until next year, but please still come and enjoy the lighted decorations at Village Green Park!

    Village Green Park, 100 E. Chapel St.

  • Lighted Christmas Parade - Postponed Until Next Year

    Join us next year for the return of the Lighted Parade down Main Street. This year, take a stroll along the walking paths at Settlers Park for lighted holiday displays created by local businesses and organizations.

    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.

    100% online this year – click here to view baskets starting Nov. 23.


  • Brassy Gift Card For You

    Knock the homemade socks off of your Maker family and friends with a super easy gift this year – a gift card to Brass Octopus. Every $50 gift card purchase today gets the buyer a $10 gift card for her or his Maker self.

    Brass Octopus, brassoctopus.com  All Day

  • 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

  • Meet & Greet with Characters

    Meet and greets with  the Snow Princess and Snow Queen in their new, special Christmas outfits! Parties must wait in socially-distant groups while wearing masks. You will be able to take photos while maintaining a distance.

    The Gem Shop , 110 W. Main St.  1pm-3pm

  • 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


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 no later than Nov. 20, 2020. (Nov. 24 for Lighted Displays)


2020 Sponsors

  • 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

    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.

    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


Contact information

Contact form


Village Hall

110 E. Main St.
Rockton, IL 61072


Tricia Diduch

(815) 624 0935