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Holiday Happenings

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street Rockford IL 61102
Holiday Happenings, December 14, 2014 12-4pm. Step Back in Time to Enjoy Cultural Holiday Decorations and Entertainment. Ethnic Heritage Museum (1129 S. Main Street)- African American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian and Polish Holiday Traditions. The Erlander Home (404 S. 3rd Street) - Swedish Holiday Traditions. Tinker Swiss Cottage (411 Kent Street)- Victorian Christmas Traditions One ticket for all three sites and a wagon ride between sites. Tickets can be pre-ordered at www.tinkercottage.com or purchased at any location the day of the event. Group pass (4 person) $36, Individual Pass $12, Children under 5 free.

Ashley Downing
815-964-2424



Byron Forest Preserve's Annual Holiday Gift Sale

Byron, Illinois
23rd Annual holiday event with over 35 crafters and vendors including Paparazzi Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Avon, and Scentsy. No admission. Affordable concession stand all day. FREE breakfast with Santa, 9-11am.

Michelle Gerke, 815-234-8535 x224, michellegerke@byronforestpreserve.com


Holiday Bazaar

Meadow Ridge Apartments 1731 S. Hance Dr. Freeport, IL 61032
BBQ Luncheon - $6.00 for meal
Homemade cookies - $5.00/pound
Baked Goods, Candy, Greeting cards, Holiday decorations and Gift items.

The money earned will go to resident activities.





New Year's Eve Party

Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, IL
Come join the fun! Bring in the New Year with us with dancing, appetizers, sparkling wine toast, and party favors.

Jessie Bates, 815-962-9117, 524 Kent St., Rockford, IL 61104


Lessons and Carols

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Nine Lessons and Carols is presented by the Emmanuel Festival Choir under the direction of Trish Rooney. It emulates the traditional Christmas Eve service broadcast annually from Kings' College, Cambridge, England. Rockford community leaders serve as readers and a Kantorei boy soprano opens the service.

815-964-5514


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


Edgebrook Holiday Tree Lighting and Open House

Edgebrook Shops, Rockford
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Edgebrook's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Open House!

The Tree Lighting is Friday, November 21st from 5-7p. Come and enjoy the festivities with our Edgebrook merchants and Santa. The official lighting will happen at 6p.

Edgebrook's Open House is Saturday, November 22nd and is the perfect way to kick off your holiday shopping and to see all the unique items the merchants have to offer.

We are still adding to our list and checking it twice to include activities, entertainment, and special guests, so visit edgebrookshops.com for more information.


Darcy Hanson 815-398-8957 dhanson@orputcompanies.com