Seasonal Sights and Sounds

In partnership with our friends at the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Seasonal Sights & Sounds is our our kick off to the holiday season in Downtown Sterling! The downtown Christmas Walk is held annually on the 1st Friday of December.

Save the Date

**Friday, December 2, 2022**

Festivities begin at 5 PM for late night shopping, tree lighting, horse & carriage rides, fireworks, entertainment, kids activities & more!

Timeline of Activities:

The Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival will take place at 5:00 PM at the Library Plaza Christmas Tree at Locust & 4th Streets, across from the Sterling Theater.

Horse & Carriage rides throughout the downtown will be available from 5:30 until 7:30 PM.  Pick-up and Drop-off are will be in the municipal parking lot behind Grummert’s Hardware.

Santa’s Workshop full of FREE Children’s Activities opens immediately following the Tree Lighting and continues until 7:30 PM.  Santa’s Workshop will take place on 4th Street between 1st Avenue & Locust Street, alongside the Sterling Theater. Get your photo taken and visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus while you are there!

Inflatable Wonderland Selfie Stations

Wander Dale Park and explore a variety of Holiday Inflatables, perfect for capturing some shareable selfies for the season! Dale Park is a great spot to watch the fireworks from as well!

Late night shopping & dining options throughout the evening!
Fireworks will light up the sky over the Downtown Riverfront to end the evening at 8:00 PM.
Thank you to those who have committed support for our 2022 Holiday Activities!  Contact us to learn about your opportunities for 2022!

Illinois American Water
Lundstrom Florist
Midland States Bank
Showplace Antiques & Treasures