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Christmas Vibrations Concert

Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church, 318 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61101
The Second Annual "Christmas Vibrations" concert promises an afternoon of seasonal favorites performed by three adult handbell choirs in the gorgeous sanctuary of Rockford's historic Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church. Admission is free. An optional offering will be collected.

Julie Cook Ramirez, Julie@secondfirst.org, (815) 543-9739


Drive-thru Live Nativity

Riverside Community Church 8616 N. 2nd St. Machesney Park, IL 61115
A Drive-thru Live Nativity with live characters and animals. Includes 5 scenes depicting the birth of Jesus. This event is free and our git to the community. No donations expected.

Riverside Community Church
815-877-4444
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A Christmas Carol

Rock Valley College Studio Theatre
Charles Dickens’ family classic comes to life in this adaptation by Mike Webb. Ebenezer Scrooge, the greedy London businessman whose coldness is matched only by winter itself, is taken on a journey across time and possibility by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and all the rest of Dickens’ unforgettable characters come alive –as if from the very pages of the author’s book– to tell this memorable story of light, joy, warmth, and transformation. Studio Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is certain to bring your family a feeling of love this holiday season!

Mike Webb, 815-921-2160


Rockford Dance Company and Rockford Symphony Orchestra Present The Nutcracker

Coronado Theatre Rockford Symphony
Delight in the magic of Tchaikovsjy’s The Nutcracker, as Clara takes an enchanted journet willed with the beloved melodies and dance that have captivated audiences for more than a century. Guest dancer from nationally-renowned dance companies join the Rockford Dance Company and the RSO to present this holiday tradition, great for the whole family.

Ticket prices are $20-46. Students tickets ages 12 and under are $12.

info@rockfordsymphony.com