Hometown Holiday Community Celebration: Events and Schedule


Roscoe's Hometown Holiday Community Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m., features lighted trees and parade floats, singing, live music, firepits, cookies, popcorn, cider, wassail, and hot chocolate, a live DJ, warm food, food trucks, games, activities, and crafts, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. And watch out for the Grinch! 

More than two dozen activities and attractions can be found along Main Street from Fire Station #1 to Main Street Square, between Bridge Street and Williams Street. 

Stateline Mass Transit District will provide free shuttle service. Bus stops will be provided on the west side of Main Street at River Street, the east side of Main Street at Pine Lane, as well as inside Main Street Square near Elite Dental, Perfectly Seasoned Catering, and Skin Deep Studio.

We will light the Community Holiday Tree at 6:00 p.m. Join in on the caroling! Sponsors include the Village of Roscoe, the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department, and elev815

Thanks to our hometown business sponsors for their contributions: Forest City Gear, American Aluminum Extrusion, Regal Cutting Tools, and Stateline Mass Transit District.

Everyone is invited to this free event.

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Station #1, 10544 Main Street:

  • Hot chocolate and popcorn
  • Lots of games and activities for kids
  • Photo opportunities in Santa's sleigh and more.

Roscoe Village Hall, at 10631 Main Street:

  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Write and mail letters to Santa with the help of Mrs. Claus. Maybe she'll read you a story.
  • 5 - 6 p.m. - Listen to Christmas music from Kevin Burns Good Vibrations.

Firehouse Pub, 10670 Main Street:

  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Free cookies and coloring in the large back room. Plus food and refreshments from the menu.

Blackhawk Barber Shop, 10760 Main Street:

  • 5 - 5:30 p.m. - Listen to a genuine barbershop quartet, in a barbershop, as you soak in the holiday cheer from members of Rockford Barbershop Chorus

Jim Blevin's State Farm, 10684 Main Street:

  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Visit Santa Claus in the cozy white log cabin.
  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Sip some wassail around the fire.
  • 6 p.m. - See the lighting of the Village Tree. Join in the caroling.

Meyer's Canine Colony, 10985 Main Street:

  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Enjoy s'mores around the fire and browse the enchanted holiday shoppe. Doggos welcome!

R&L Ceramics, 10697 Main Street:

  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Make and take a custom ceramic holiday ornament - free!

Kinnikinnick Elementary School Gym, 5410 Pine Lane:

Main Street Square, at Main and Williams Streets:

Many businesses will be offering free refreshments and warm seating for eating. Members of Rockford Barbershop Chorus will harmonize and stroll among the shops.

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