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  • Adult Beverages

    (Sponsored by LaMonica)

    3 - 9 p.m. | 300 block of East State Street

    Enjoy an adult beverage as you hang out with family and friends. Stroll and enjoy the sights, sounds and wonders of the evening.

  • Fire & Ice

    (Sponsored by OSF HealthCare)

    5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Corner of State & 2nd Street

    See the magic of large blocks of ice with warm fires burning inside of them! Watch as the ice creations melt throughout the night.

  • Hammy and the Hamboni

    Brought to you by The Rockford IceHogs. Meet and Greet Hammy outside BMO Harris Bank Center.

  • Holiday Market at City Market Pavillion

    (Sponsored by Mercyhealth)

    3 - 9 p.m. | On Water Street @ City Market Pavilion

    A wide variety of food, beverage and shopping vendors for you to choose from as our friends with the Rockford City Market helped us to organize this year's vendor market!

  • Holiday Market at Memorial Hall

    (Sponsored by Mercyhealth)

    3 - 9 p.m. | Between Wyman Street & Main Street - 1 block north of West State Street

    A wide variety of food, beverage and shopping vendors for you to choose from as our friends with the Rockford City Market helped to organize this year's vendor market!

  • Horse & Wagon Rides (East)

    (Sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company)

    3 - 5 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. Main Street Location
    3 - 6 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. Water Street Location

    A true holiday tradition favored by kids and adults alike! Catch a ride next to Veterans Memorial Hall or Water Street (line up near the corner of Water Street and Market Street).

  • Horse & Wagon Rides (West)

    (Sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company)

    3 - 5 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. Main Street Location
    3 - 6 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. Water Street Location

    A true holiday tradition favored by kids and adults alike! Catch a ride next to Veterans Memorial Hall or Water Street (line up near the corner of Water Street and Market Street).

  • Ice Skating (outdoor)

    3 - 9 p.m. | Riverview Trolley Station

    Skate under the twinkle lights and dance to the music on the synthetic ice rink.

  • Kids' Story Time

    (Brought to you by Barnes & Noble & GiGi's Playhouse)

    3 - 9 (story time on the hour) | City Hall

    `Twas the Night Before Christmas Headquarters as live/interactive readings of the famous story will be held throughout the night. Enjoy the beautiful decorations inside City Hall!

  • Kringle Kafe

    3 - 9 p.m. | Fire & Ice Location, corner of Staten and 2nd Street

    Serving Kringle Cream Liqueur

  • Letters to Santa with WIFR

    3 - 9 p.m. | Inside City Hall

    Kids are welcome to come and make their list for Santa! We make sure he gets them before heading back to the North Pole.

  • Merry & Bright Performances @ Veterans Memorial Hall

    3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - Spotlight Youth Theatre - 20 minute performances
    3:20 p.m. & 4:20 p.m. - Rockford Dance Company - 10 minute performances
    3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - Steps To Grace Dance Academy - 20 minute performances
    5:00 - 5:45 p.m. - Piano Tunes Music Academy
    6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - The Radio Stars - Dance the Night away. Enjoy pop rock sounds from 70s, 80s, and today, along with a few holiday classics! After 12 years together, Stroll on State will be their final performance.

  • Merry & Bright Stage

    (Sponsored by SwedishAmerican, A Division of UW Health)

    3 - 9 p.m. - Corner of West State Street & Wyman Street
    3 p.m. - Lincoln Middle School Band
    3:30 p.m. - Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
    4:10 p.m. - Winter Jackets
    5 p.m. - Olivia Dvorak
    5:45 p.m. - Heartland Community Church Band (including Tree Lighting Production)
    6:15 p.m. - Join Mayor Morrissey, RACVB and Heartland Community Church's music and production team as we gather together to sing and countdown to light Rockford's Christmas tree.

  • MovieLand

    (Sponsored by Comcast)

    3 - 9 p.m. Shown continuously | 300 block of East State Street

    Grab a tasty S´more fresh from the grill and settle in around the fire to watch "The Grinch," a holiday classic, projected onto a downtown building.

  • Nursing Moms & Baby Changing Station

  • Randy Finch (Ice Brigades) Ice Sculptor

    (Sponsored by OSF HealthCare)

    4 - 9 p.m. | Rockford Register Star Parking Lot

    Randy Finch and his Ice Brigade crew are back for a 4th year! Throughout the night, watch them transform blocks of ice into a variety of sculptures and creations. Bring your camera and take photos next to ice features.

  • Rockford's River Lights

    (Brought to you by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau)

    6:30 - 9 p.m. | Riverbanks between State Street and Jefferson Street
    Enjoy the wonder of watching the banks of the Rock River come to life through a spectacular light show!

  • S´mores

    3 - 9 p.m. | Mulberry Street Location

    The warm marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker dessert hits the spot after walking the Stroll on State grounds. Get your S´more early as we often run out of this tasty treat because of their popularity!

  • S´Mores & World's Greatest Hot Chocolate

    (Sponsored by Butitta Brothers and Rockford Marlins Swim Club)

    3 - 9 p.m. | 300 Block of East State Street Location

    The warm marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker dessert hits the spot after walking the Stroll on State grounds. Get your S´more early as we often run out of this tasty treat because of their popularity! Also, come see the world's greatest hot chocolate stand for a fun and interactive tasting of this holiday tradition.

  • SantaLand (Inside Stewart Square)

    3 - 9 p.m.  |  Stewart Square (State Street Entrance)

    Step inside Stewart Square as you embark on a journey that leads to Santa. Every family will experience the wonder of the Polar Express train and the fun elves have while creating your toys! Be sure to listen for the bells that remind us all to..  BELIEVE! 

  • SantaLand and Reindeer on Water Street

    (Brought to you by Rockford First Church)

    3 - 9 p.m. | Millennium Fountain
    Experience the wonderment of Santa in the beautiful setting of Millennium Fountain. Wind your way from Water Street to the banks of the Rock River and enjoy the awe and amazement around each turn.

  • Skating at Riverview Ice House

    (Brought to you by The Rockford Park District)

    3 - 9 p.m. | Riverview Ice House

    Try the indoor skating rink at Riverview Ice House and get the chance to skate with some popular costumed characters!

  • Sky Lights Fireworks Launch

    (Sponsored by Williams-Manny Insurance Group)

    Fireworks show will follow tree lighting ceremony and are launched between the State Street and Jefferson Street Bridges.

  • Stroll Special Moments Photo Booth

    3 - 9 p.m. | Inside Chase Bank

    Pose, Smile and Click. Take a Christmas card like photo with a variety of fun, seasonal props in an interactive photo booth setting. Preserve your Stroll memories.

  • The Bull Live Remote - 95.3 FM

    3 - 9 p.m. | East State Street & 1st Street

    Join our friends from Midwest Family Broadcasting for fun activities throughout the night.

  • The Stroll Parade!

    Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. | Begins at City Hall

    Make way and watch as the Stroll Parade brings Santa through downtown to kick off the holiday season. The parade will finish at the City Christmas Tree at the corner of State & Wyman Street

  • The Studio presents Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    3 - 5 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. with performances on the hour | Nordlof Center
    The Studio is lighting up the Nordlof Center stage in brilliant Technicolor for 2016 - revisiting highlights from their summer smash hit, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!" Come in, warm up and meet the actors.

  • Volunteer Central (Rockford Sharefest)

    8 a.m. - midnight at BMO Harris Bank Center.

    Stroll on State Volunteers help to make smiles and the magic happen for our community.

  • Warming Station (age 65+), Nursing Moms & Baby Changing Station

  • WREX Live Remote

  • WTVO Live Remote

  • WZOK Live Remote - 97.5 FM

    3 - 9 p.m. | Rockford Register Star Parking Lot

    Our friends at Townsquare Media have a few holiday surprises in store for us this year!