Sunday at the Rockton Christmas Walk


A happy Hot Cocoa Crawler from 2019

The final day of the Rockton Christmas Walk: the shops are open. The lights are glowing. Some events are sold out, including the Hot Cocoa Crawl and Painting with Santa. But there's plenty to do. Get your picture taken. Make crafts and art. Put your Christmas greeting in the news. Drop off donations for Wimpy's Fund. Enjoy the last performance of A Christmas Carol. See the lighted displays tonight. 

Scroll down for an image gallery of some of this weekend's sights.



Sunday Events – Dec. 5:

All day - Christmas Photo Setting

Bring the family down early to Rockton Garden Works, across Blackhawk Blvd. from Settlers Park, for a picturesque Christmas photo in front of the store. Capture this year's holiday cheer for years to come. Afterwards, stroll inside the store among the festivities and check out our special weekend sales.

Rockton Garden Works, 130 S. Blackhawk Blvd.

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. - Painting with Santa

SOLD OUT. They are possibly scheduling another date so watch their Facebook page for updates. And you can still take advantage of the Board Make and Takes. Join Erica’s Board Creations for their very first character event with Characters 2 Life & Stateline Kids. They will have pictures with Santa, face painting by Santa’s elf, balloon animals, & board painting for child and parent.

Price: $35.00

Erica’s Board Creations, 122 S. Prairie St.

11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. - Take it Then Make it Kits

Make this holiday memorable with take home kits that include all materials needed for you and yours to create a lovely holiday keepsake like ornaments, paintings, gnomes, and snow globes and create a new family tradition.

Jill Rae Finally Art, 210 W. Main St.

12:00– 4:00 p.m. - Board Make & Takes

Christmas Walk Weekend has always been a favorite of ours and we are SO excited to have you back in the shop to paint with us! We have boards already sanded and stain, ready to paint, prices ranging from $10-$25. This is a walk-in event, there is no ticket or reservation required. Stop by and take a break from the shopping!

Erica’s Board Creations, 122 S. Prairie St.

1:00 -3:00 p.m. - Hot Cocoa Crawl

SOLD OUT. Family-friendly. This event returns to in-person in downtown Rockton this year. Each ticket entitles you to a commemorative mug and sample pours of hot chocolate at 8+ different locations all within walking distance.

Price: $12 (sold out, but you can still visit the nine locations at your convenience and enjoy the other items they sell)

Village Hall, 110 E. Main St.

1:00 -4:00 p.m. - Put Your Christmas Greeting in the News

Have your Christmas greeting published in Rockton-Roscoe News.

Depending on the weather, we might move from the Village Hall, 110 E. Main St., to Settlers Park, 150 E. Hawick Street

1:00-3:00 p.m. - Wimpy's Fund Holiday Donation Drop Off

Join Positive Changes Chiropractic in spreading cheer this holiday season! Drop off new toys, clothes, blankets, or a monetary donation for boys and girls of all ages as Wimpy’s Fund prepares to bring full holiday joy to area families again this year.

Positive Changes Chiropractic, 202 W. Main St.

2:00 p.m. - A Christmas Carol

Live musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic story, with music by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken. The beloved show was produced at Madison Square Garden 10 years in a row. Presented by CYT Chicago (Rockford Area), so it's appropriate for the entire family and an excellent way to introduce children to the arts!

Tickets: $15 online (coupon code: CYTChristmas), $17 at the door.

Hononegah Performing Arts Center, 307 Salem St.


2021 Sponsors

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    Design Elements We are a full service flooring store. We offer top of line manufacturers and services both residential and commercial work. We also offer full bathroom remodels from standard to complete custom tiled bathrooms. We are fully insured. Call today for a free estimate: 815-378-6174.

    Erica’s Board Creations At Erica’s Board Creations, we pride ourselves in helping people create a beautiful, custom board by sanding, staining, and painting a unique piece of art all on your own. We hope that the experience we help cultivate whether in our shop, at a home party, or a special event becomes part of your special memories. Creating alongside your friends and family is what we encourage and hope for the most at Erica’s Board Creations.

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    After the Vine Wine Boutique A delightful experience for anyone whether you want to expand your palette with a wine flight, share a bottle with friends in a relaxed atmosphere, or buy a great gift for the wine lover in your life.

    Bucciferro Family McDonald’s Family built owned and community focused since 2008. We are a family owned company. We love our communities and the people we serve. We are proud to be your favorite local restaurant. The best team in the world is at the ready to make sure you have a spectacular experience and meal!

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    Gary J. Bach Agency A longtime supporter of the Rockton Christmas Walk, the Gary J. Bach Agency has 50 years of combined insurance experience and is ready to be your insurance professional!

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    Positive Changes Chiropractic At Positive Changes Chiropractic, we’re here to support the health of you and your entire family. From newborn babies to great-grandparents, everyone can benefit from chiropractic. When you begin care with us, Dr. Andrena may use any of the techniques in her tool kit. With our methods, we can address your needs from head to toe.

    Sugar Britches A destination for families, couples, teenagers, foodies, both local and visitors alike. I wanted to be part of the happiness people feel when they rediscover a piece of their childhood. We have over 200 jars of bulk candy, 10 drawers of saltwater taffy and a generous offering of your favorite nostalgic candies.

  • Mistletoe Sponsors

    Edward Jones: Financial Advisor – Brenda Brugger - My husband, Tim, and I have lived in the South Beloit area since 2005. We have four children: John, Kari Jo, Daniel and Matt. We are extremely blessed to be the grandparents of Aliyah, Elliana, Jacob and Harvey. My Branch Office Administrator, Brenda Joy, and I are excited to work and contribute to such a wonderful firm. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service possible.

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More News from Rockton
Estelle and Sofia (in hat) were helping with the Hot Cocoa Crawl at the Rockton Christmas Walk.
Gage says Hi from inside the Cantina Taco food truck parked in front of the Rockton Village Hall
A line of cars waited patiently for the horses to cross Blackhawk.
The Sweet Adelines warm up their vocal chords in the Rockton Village Hall.
The Rockton-Roscoe News "Electronic Newspaper" entry in the Rockton Christmas Walk Lighted Parade.
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