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HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS
November 19-20 
ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
INSTANT UPDATES ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR FACEBOOK.

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HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS NOV 19-20

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  Help your community, earn credit for school, or help your business connect with the community.  Call 815-625-4500 or email sam@rockfallschamber.com to learn about our volunteer opportunities. 

BUSINESSES: Check out the opportunities to get involved, listed below! 

**Booth spaces for the Christmas Walk

**Grinch  Dodgeball-donate items for a swag bag AND / OR  bring your company mascot. 

SPONSORS:  Does your business want to help make Hometown Holidays magical for the community? Call 815-625-4500 or email bland@rockfallschamber.com to see how you can sponsor. 

  PLEASE MASK UP & KEEP YOUR DISTANCE TO KEEP OTHERS SAFE!

 

 

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CHRISTMAS WALK | FRIDAY 11/19 | 5-8pm

Activities Include: Santa visits & free photos, Business open houses and booths with tons of free activities and give-aways, Christmas Card Photo Booth, Live music & entertainment, Free treats & cocoa, tons of activities for all ages - ALMOST EVERYTHING IS FREE!

RB&W Riverfront Park Stage Schedule

5:30 pm  Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff  with Salvation Army Band

6:00pm -- Love Light Ceremony & NEW Tree Lighting

7:30 pm -- $1,000 Cash Giveaway - Free tickets info below

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1K Giveaway- Christmas Walk 

11/19  I  7:30 PM 

The RB&W Park Amphitheater 

 Santa is giving away $1000 Cash to one lucky Rock Falls Christmas Walk attendee (18 and older).
 

FREE tickets will be given away at select businesses during the Christmas Walk.  Visit the Community State Bank booth near Santa, the Rock Falls Chamber booth next to the free christmas card photo opt, Wickert Insurance booth inside Blackhawk Hills, or select Magic Moment locations from 5-7pm for FREE tickets. YES - IT'S THAT SIMPLE!
 

Full details and rules HERE

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LOVE LIGHT  CEREMONY

FRIDAY 11/19 6pm - 201 E 2nd St  

 The RB&W Park Amphitheater 

Memorial lights are displayed on the Love Light Tree in Uptown Rock Falls every year to REMEMBER LOVED ONES LOST as a part of Hometown Holidays in Rock Falls.

 

YOUR  LOVED  ONE’S   NAME   REMEMBERED

 - Read during the Love Light Ceremony 11/19 at 6 pm.

NEW LOCATION: The reading will be at the new community tree. Located at RB&W Park Amphitheater. (201 E 2nd St RF)

NEW THIS YEAR- Rock Falls Tourism celebrates the holidays with a new Christmas tree & display in the RB&W Park Amphitheater.

BACK AGAIN:

- Listing in the Daily Gazette Newspaper 11/24

- Video posting of ceremony to Facebook after the event.

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

- Registration includes reading at the ceremony (if received by 11/12), inclusion in the commemorative listing (mailed to you) , reading on WIXN in December.

- Register online or at the Rock Falls Library

- Register by 11/12 for the 11/19 Ceremony

***ANY REGISTRATION RECEIVED AFTER NOON ON 11/16 WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE READING CEREMONY.

- Register by 12/12 for the commemorative listing & radio reading

- $5 in person, $6 online

​​MEMORIAL CANDLES

-8 inch,  memorial candles are available for you to light at home through the holiday season and years to come in remembrance of your loved one.  Candles are $6 and can be purchased at the Rock Falls Library OR follow the link below through 11/12.  Candle inscription: For the ones we have loved and lost along the way, we know you would be here today if you weren't so far away.   You can write your loved one's name and customize your candle at home. Burn time 80 hours.

  

FREQUENTLY   ASKED   QUESTIONS

 

- Anyone from any community may be included.

- Registration deadlines are firm.

 YOUR  $5  DONATION  PROVIDES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS  & FLOWERS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

$1 additional processing fee for online purchases.

 

 

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 GRINCH DODGEBALL

FREE EVENT!
PRE-REGISTER TO RECEIVE A SPECIAL FREE GOODIE BAG!

The Grinch has challenged our community and Santa is going to referee to ensure he plays fair.

Can the children defeat the Grinch at his own game?

Pre-register online by 11/12
11:30 AM Check-in & in-person registration

- Free goodie bags with Grinchy Good treats to the 1st 100 kids pre-registered.
12:00 PM Games Start

Centennial Park Tennis Courts, Rock Falls

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East Coloma Craft Show  11/20

8am-2pm at Harvest Time Bible Church

Over 50 unique crafters with gifts and decor perfect for the holidays.  Free admission! Funds raised from the event support the school.  Concession stand available.

WANT A BOOTH?  Contact East Coloma School 11/1 at (815) 499-2748

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Modern Woodman Craft Show  11/20

9am-2pm at First Congregation Church

Crafters and bake sale with unique items and Christmas treasures.

WANT A BOOTH?  Contact Glenda Bruins: 815-251-4050

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST      Nov.19 - Dec.12

Gather the family for this tasteful contest. Construct and decorate your perfect gingerbread house this holiday season. Email your Gingerbread house submission to info@rockfallschamber.com

- Decorate your gingerbread house & submit for prizes 11/19-12/12

- Email your photo with your name, age and phone number to sam@rockfallschamber.com.

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER!
- Winner will be announced on FB and contacted directly.

All participating children will receive a call telling them they have a special surprise at the Rock Falls Library after the event. 

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THE CORNER GALLERY KIDS PHOTO CONTEST

Grades 3rd - 6th -   Prize:  $ 50.00

Grades 7th - 12th - Prize: $100.00

 

The prize will be given for the photo that best depicts what Hometown Holidays mean. The pictures should be brought to the Corner Gallery at 2522 Lincolnway, Unit E, Sterling , IL. by Friday, November 26,2021. They will be placed on display for 1 week (November 30 - December 4) and people can come in and vote for their favorite. The photo receiving the most votes in each category shall be declared the winner. Prizes will be awarded at a reception to be held at the end of the week (Saturday, December 4, 2021).

HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY AT 

CENTENNIAL PARK

- A free festive drive-through light display that fills the park shelters.

- Open 12/3-12/26: Lighted display will be open weekends, Fri-Sun 5-8pm through Christmas!

-  Tune your radio into Regional Media 105.5 to enjoy holiday music as you visit the park.