What to do in Rockton (and Roscoe) this weekend
Have you heard the Rockton Christmas Walk is happening this weekend? Thousands have. We've highlighted a few of the main events, but check out their website for last minute details. Rockton-Roscoe News will be doing interviews outside DeeDee's each afternoon from 2 -3 p.m. We'll also be in the Lighted Parade, potentially distributing 3,720 Hershey's Kisses. And we note some weekend music in Roscoe too.
7 things to do this weekend: Friday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 4
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Santa's Attic - Sat Dec 3 9:00 am
Rockton Township Historical Society
Come see us during the Rockton Christmas Walk to see what treasures we have for sale for your Christmas decorating and gifting. Bargains galore fill the museum. [more details]
Holiday Book Sale - Fri Dec 2 9:00 am
Talcott Free Library
Two days only, during the Rockton Christmas Walk.
Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Stock up on gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs. All proceeds help support Talcott Free Library.
Live Music: Bill and Jim's Most Excellent Acoustic Adventure - Fri Dec 2 7:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
Beginning at 7. Yes, there will be music in Roscoe too. If not Christmas music, I'm sure Bill and Jim take requests. Friends for over 20 years, Bill and Jim have been perfecting their performances for just as long. They've pieced together and have amassed material from prior bands, and current, to put together the most versatile set list: classic rock, country, 80's and 90's (and holiday?) [more details]
Rockton Christmas Walk Lighted Parade - Sat Dec 3 6:00 pm
THE Christmas Walk event you cannot miss! The parade runs the length of downtown Main Street, starting at Race St. and ending at Hononegah High School. [more details]
Tony Rocker: Christmas Elvis and the Comeback Special Band - Sat Dec 3 7:30 pm
Free! Immediately following the conclusion of the Lighted Parade. During the Wimpy’s Fund Silent Auction, Tony Rocker and his full band will be treating us to all the Elvis and Christmas you could ever want! No ticket required. [more details]
5th Annual Rockton Christmas Walk Hot Cocoa Crawl - Sun Dec 4 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT. Join us in downtown Rockton for the hugely popular Rockton Christmas Walk Hot Cocoa Crawl. Ticket gets a commemorative mug (including the adorable spoon that rests inside the handle) and access to signature hot chocolates at participating locations like the Mix, DeeDee's Main St. Coffee, Dairyhaus, Sugar Britches and more. [more details]
Historic Homes for the Holidays - Sun Dec 4 3:00 pm
3 - 7 p.m.
Rockton Christmas Walk presents a tour of three historic buildings in Rockton: 316 N. Blackhawk Blvd. (1907), 417 W. Chapel St. (1894), and 703 N. Green St. (1855).
Tickets $20, under 12 free with adult ticket holders
Purchase tickets at DeeDee's Main Street or online at Eventbrite.Start at any of the three locations during the tour hours, 3-7 pm. Refreshments will be provided at each location. Visit one or all three at your leisure! [more details]
What more do we need? But for other things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.