Nov 20 - Dec 13th, 2020
DUE TO COVID-19 ALL EVENTS HAVE CHANGED FROM
THE TRADITIONAL 2019 FORMAT.
ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CONTINUED CHANGE.
THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE MOST UPDATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
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Hometown Holidays has been a Rock Falls, IL tradition since 1987. It has taken place the weekend before Thanksgiving for nearly thirty years. It is a local tradition that continues to grow in the hearts of our community. Each year is packed full of tradition, right alongside new events and festive fun. The smell of fresh pine, the sounds of laughter in the air, lights twinkling, and friendly smiles along the streets, means it is time for Hometown Holidays in Rock Falls. Join us for a variety of unique activities for all ages.
HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS NOV 20 - Dec 13
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Help your community, earn credit for school, or help your business connect with the community. Call 815-625-4500 or email to learn about our volunteer opportunities.
BUSINESSES: Check out the opportunities to get involved, listed below! Share The Love giveaway is a great way to advertise your business this holiday season.
SPONSORS: Does your business want to help make Hometown Holidays magical for the community? Call 815-625-4500 or email to see how you can sponsors.
PLEASE MASK UP & KEEP YOUR DISTANCE TO KEEP OTHERS SAFE!
SHARE THE LOVE HOLIDAY GIVE AWAY
11/20 - 12/13
WE ARE GIVING AWAYS $1000 CASH AGAIN! PLUS MORE GIFT CARDS!
- Check out the list of participating businesses to win!
- Scan a QR Code at their location, share about them on Facebook using #RFchamber, and participate in their events/sales/give-aways for FREE entries.
- All Love Light registrations will receive a free entry too!
HOLIDAY BINGO COMMUNITY ONLINE STORE
- COVID won't let us gather - - BUT WE'RE STILL GIVING AWAY HUGE PRIZES
- Purchase $25 worth of items for a free entry to win Bingo Prizes. Every additional item purchased for any amount provides ONE more ticket! The more you shop, the more chances you have to win!
- Prizes baskets valued $50-$250.
- Store is online only.
STORE OPEN 11/1 - 11/29
- Orders delivered in early December when products arrive.
- Prizes drawn in December 15th on Facebook live
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THE AWESOME PRIZES
CLOSED. STORE HAS ENDED
HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY AT CENTENNIAL PARK
- A free festive drive-through light display that fills the park shelters.
- 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.
HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS KICK-OFF EVENT FRIDAY 11/20 5-8pm
- Features drive-through visits with Santa, costume characters, Cliff’s Donuts, & more!
- Children may bring letters for Santa, the Salvation Army plans to serve free cocoa, and more!
- The park will remain open with the holiday light display every Fri-Sun through Christmas Day.
This event has been organized by the Coloma Park District with help from the Rock Falls Chamber, Rock Falls Tourism, and our shelter sponsors.
LOVE LIGHT CEREMONY
FRIDAY 11/20 5:30pm - 101 W. 1st Street
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 11/20 5:30pm at the Love Light Tree.
VIEW SAFELY TWO WAYS
- This event will be live-streamed as a video on River Country 101.7's Facebook:
- - > AND NOW – The ceremony can be viewed and heard from your vehicle! Park anywhere uptown and listen live from your car radio on station FM 90.1.
NEW THIS YEAR
- You will receive a commemorative Love Light listing in the mail as a part of your love light registration.
- Names will be read on-air throughout the week of Christmas on NRG radio stations, River Country, WIXN, and Sky 95.7.
-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 on the Holiday Bingo Community Online Store. 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.
- Names must be submitted by 11/14 for inclusion in the ceremony.
- Names must be submitted by 12/11 for inclusion in the commemorative Love LIght Listing.
YOUR $5 DONATION PROVIDES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & FLOWERS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
$1 additional processing fee for online purchases.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
11/20 - 12/13
Gather the family for this tasteful contest. Construct and decorate your perfect gingerbread house this holiday season. Email your Gingerbread house submitting to
- Decorate your gingerbread house & submit for prizes 11/20 - 12/13
- Email your photo with your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. WE CAN'T CALL YOU TO TELL YOU THAT YOU WON WITHOUT IT!
- Visit the Rock Falls Library for a goody bag to help you decorate. (While supplies last)
- Winner will be announced on FB and called.