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Winter Events in Rockford

Celebrate the Merry & Bright season in the Rockford region! Cool off with some fun in the snow or warm up with a hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa. And mark your calendars for the upcoming winter- and holiday-focused events!

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Family Fun

There are plenty of local, family-friendly events and attractions to keep you busy all winter long!

Carlson Ice Arena - Features a 200 x 85 feet ice rink with seating for 600 spectators. This facility is also home to the Sapora Playworld, a three-level soft play structure designed for children.

Rockford IceHogs Hockey Team - The Rockford IceHogs Hockey Team are members of the American Hockey League with home games at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Rocktown Adventures - This specialty outdoor retailer hosts snowshoeing tours throughout various Rockford Park District facilities and Rock Cut State Park.

Snow Park at Alpine Hills - Enjoy tubing, skiing and snowboarding for riders of all abilities (snow making equipment covers the park in fresh powder every day).

Williams Tree Farm - Cut down your own tree, sip hot cocoa by the fire, shop the unique gift store, and enjoy pony rides and the children's play area.

Where to Warm Up

The air is cold but there are plenty of warm cups of coffee, tea and cocoa to drink! Check out these local spots to warm up.

Cuppa Java - Upscale coffee house serving delicious flavored coffees and imported teas.

Katie's Cup - A great place to grab a hot beverage or enjoy the large fireplace while reading a book in Rockford's quaint Midtown District.

Meg's Daily Grind - Four convenient locations where they serve up gourmet coffees, light lunches, smoothies and other goodies.

Rockford Roasting Company - Serving up the ultimate coffee experience, with a large range of specialty coffee beans and a complete menu of espresso-based beverages, cocoas teas, chocolates and other gourmet items.

Wired Cafe - The perfect spot for a pick-me-up from their espresso bar or homemade breakfast and lunch menu items.

Merry & Bright Events

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