Seasonal Sights & Sounds

We’ll be celebrating big in 2018
as we mark 25 years of Sights & Sounds!

A Christmas Walk, Parade, Community Concert,
Ugly Sweater Party and More!

Sponsorship opportunities are now available to help make this our biggest holiday celebration yet!
Visit our PARTNERS page for details on how you can provide support.

Thank you to those who have already signed on to help make 2018 our biggest and best Sights & Sounds yet!

Select Employees Credit Union

McCormick’s Nursery & Landscaping

SBM Business Equipment Center

RRCA Accounts Management


Check back this summer for more event details as our planning takes shape.
In the meantime, below are some of our 2017 highlights.


Mother Nature may not have cooperated for our annual Christmas Walk in 2017, but despite the rain, we still had a great time!

Congratulations to Sandy Meiners, winner of our 2017 Great Holiday Giveaway!



Join us for this FREE annual Community Concert held on the Thursday after Thanksgiving at 7:00 PM at the Big Red Church (First Congregational) at the corner of 2nd Avenue & 4th Street in Downtown Sterling.

This free concert features performances by individuals, small groups, churches and organizations from throughout the community. Enjoy refreshments after the program.

If you would like to take part in the Community Concert, please contact Janet at the Big Red Church at 815-625-5112 for more information.


This Holiday Tradition at the Sterling Theater continues!   Come dressed in your craziest holiday best for a special showing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”




Rock River Hospice & Home’s annual “Festival of Trees” at Northland Mall | Visit WEBSITE for details.

“Healthy & Bright” Holiday Lights & Art Show at CGH Medical Center

Small Business Saturday throughout the Sauk Valley

Dillon Home Museum Christmas Walk | Visit WEBSITE for times & details.

Kiwanis’ Annual Breakfast with Santa at the Sterling Moose