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!