Imagine the twinkle in your kid’s eyes as you watch a giant Christmas tree lighting up for the first time! You don’t have to drive all the way to downtown Chicago to experience this magic! There are several opportunities to get into the holiday spirit by taking your kids to see a tree lighting in the Rockford area. Here are the 2019 Rockford tree lighting events.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Edgebrook Shops Tree Lighting
Where: Edgebrook Shops
1639 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL
When: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Watch the annual tree lighting ceremony, see Santa, and enjoy listening to local choirs from Rockford Lutheran School and Boylan.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/418689472171244/
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Machesney Park Tree Lighting
Where: Machesney Park Town Center
8750 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park, IL
When: ~7:30 pm
After the annual Light up the Parks parade, watch the annual holiday tree lighting in the Town Center roundabout.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Downtown Beloit Tree Lighting
Where: First National Bank Plaza
345 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI
When: 5 pm – 8 pm
Watch the annual tree lighting in downtown Beloit, see Santa, and watch the following lighted parade at 6:15 pm. Be sure to stop by Walnut Creek and Apparel to get pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 7 pm.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Downtown Rockford Tree Lighting
Where: Stroll on State
When: 5:45 pm
Watch the annual tree lighting in downtown Rockford and enjoy the Stroll on State festivities.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Downtown Belvidere Tree Lighting
Where: Hub Plaza
S. State St. and E. Pleasant, Belvidere, IL
When: 5 pm – 5:30 pm
Watch the annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Belvidere followed by the lights parade and other Hometown Christmas activities.
Downtown Janesville Tree Lighting
Where: Courthouse Park
51 S. Main St., Janesville, WI
When: 6 pm – 7 pm
Watch the annual tree lighting, listen to JPAC Mainstage Review perform Christmas music and songs from Surfin’ Santa, and enjoy free hot chocolate.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Rockton Tree Lighting
Where: Village Green Park
100 E. Chapel St., Rockton, IL
When: 4 – 5:30 pm
Watch the annual tree lighting ceremony in Village Green Park in Rockton. This event is part of Rockton Christmas Walk festivities and is followed by the lighted parade at 6 pm.