Seasonal Sights and Sounds
Downtown Christmas Walk
Friday, December 6, 2019 – 5 PM til Late!
TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES
5:00 PM – Festivities begin with businesses open late throughout the downtown and music fills the streets courtesy of 3D Sound
6:00 PM – TREE LIGHTING
Watch as Santa arrives and we have the official tree lighting at the Library Plaza Christmas Tree, and watch as the theater lights change over for the holidays!
6:00-8:00 SANTA’S WORKSHOP (Located on 4th Street between 1st Avenue & Locust (Alongside the Sterling Theater)
• Area non-profits and service groups will provide a wide variety of children’s activities and games. FREE!
• Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus (Santa arrives at 6:15, following the tree lighting)
8:00 PM – FIREWORKS
Turn your eyes to the sky as we light them up with a Holiday Fireworks Display to end the evening.
Check back often as additional detail continues to be added…
Other Sights & Sounds activities include:
Thursday, December 5 | 7 PM
Big Red Church
311 2nd Avenue, Sterling, IL
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.
UGLY SWEATER PARTY
Wednesday, December 4 | 7 PM
402 Locust Street, Sterling, IL
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.”
Our 2019 Sights & Sounds is presented by…
STERLING-ROCK FALLS COMMUNITY TRUST
Illinois American Water
Midland States Bank
Select Employees Credit Union
SBM Business Equipment Center
Showplace Antiques & Treasures
Do you have a Holiday Happening that’s open to the public and not seeing it on our list, or want more information on how to take part in the above? Contact Sterling Main Street at 815-626-8610 or the Sauk Valley Area Chamber at 815-625-2400.