Stroll on State
November 28 - December 24

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A Merry & Bright Holiday Season | Nov. 28-Dec. 24, 2020

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Stroll from Home, Virtually and To-Go in 2020!

During this challenging year, RACVB is thankful to countless partners who have committed to help reimagine the Stroll on State Presented by Illinois Bank & Trust experience. With responsibility and supporting local at top of mind, this year's Stroll on State Presents A Merry & Bright Holiday Season from Saturday, November 28-Thursday, December 24, and features a variety of ways to engage from home, experience the Merry & Bright season responsibly, and explore locally to support our small business community. CLICK HERE to download the official planner for this year's Stroll on State Merry & Bright Holiday season.

As we continue to support local amidst the pandemic, RACVB is thrilled to kick off A Merry & Bright Holiday Season the Saturday after Thanksgiving, also known nationally as Small Business Saturday. Please join us and our Stroll on State partners by tuning into WREX Channel 13 from 6-7 p.m. this Saturday, November 28, for our WREX partnership television production "Stroll on State Presents A Merry & Bright Holiday Special"; by decorating for the holiday seasons; by competing in the Dasher Dash At-Home 5K; by enjoying a variety of at-home and virtual activities; and by supporting local by dining and shopping local. In due time, we will return to live events but, for now, let's do our collective best to celebrate and support our community from a distance.

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2020 A Merry & Bright Holiday Highlights

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NOVEMBER 28

Watch RACVB and WREX's "Stroll on State Presents A Merry & Bright Holiday Special" at 6 p.m. on Channel 13 WREX

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NOVEMBER 28

Decorate your homes and keep you eyes to your neighborhood skids for Rockford-wide fireworks at 6:52 p.m.

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NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 7

Mail Letters to Santa at one of the six mailbox locations in the region

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DECEMBER 6, DECEMBER 13, DECEMBER 20

Attend Virtual Santa Visits on Sundays

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ALL SEASON LONG

Dine and shop local throughout the region, including Small Business Saturday (November 28)

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NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 24

Participate in "Spread the Light," a Local Business Decorations Contest

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NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 24

Compete in the Dasher Dash At-Home 5K

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ALL SEASON LONG

Wear a mask, maintain social distance and sanitize appropriately while you're out and about

Follow Stroll on State all year long on Facebook here

Volunteer for Stroll on State

Helpful hands are needed at Santa's Workshop to repair and create new decorations and props for Stroll on State, as well as take those decorations and deck the halls of downtown Rockford on Decoration and Back-in-the-Box Days! Visit our Volunteering page for more information and to sign up to volunteer!

About Stroll on State

Stroll on State is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving--Small Business Saturday--and is the Rockford region's kick-off to the holiday season. The free community event in downtown Rockford featured a tree lighting, parade, fireworks, horse & wagon rides, visits with Santa and so many more events and attractions! The event is about experiencing the awe and wonder of what a community can do together. This year, Stroll on State Presents A Merry & Bright Holiday and features traditions and experiences including a variety of ways to engage from home, experience the Merry & Bright season responsibly, and explore locally in support of our small business community. Amidst the pandemic, we have expanded the reach of Stroll on State through December 24 to help shine a light on our regional economy by blending safe, in-person activities with virtual experiences.