Sights & Sounds of Sterling - Christmas Walk

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 5:00 pm until Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Sterling Main Street Office (815) 626-8610
Sights & Sounds of Sterling - Christmas Walk

Join downtown Sterling during their 25th Annual Seasonal Sights & Sounds 


5 PM – Festivities begin with businesses open late throughout the downtown and music fills the streets courtesy of 3D Sound

5:00-8:30 SANTA’S WORKSHOP – Located in the 1st Avenue Parking Lot behind Grummert’s, Mead’s & 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)
  • Live entertainment )

Games & Activities provided by: Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, United Way of Whiteside County, Univ. of Illinois Extension-4H, DD Homes, LSSI, Marigold Club, NICIL, Newman HS, Challand MS, Big Brother-Big Sisters, Woodlawn Arts Academy|Woodlawn Wood Shop, Tri-County Opportunities Council and April House.

5:00-8:30 SIGHTS & SOUNDS MAKERS MARKET at the Big Red Church

  • Shop with a wide array of artists and crafters (List of Vendors to come)
  • Check out the CLS Cookie Walk and avoid your holiday baking – They’ve got you covered! 

6 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!

6:30-8:30 PM – LIVE ICE SCULPTING DEMO at Santa’s Workshop - Blocks of ice are transformed into fun Holiday Sculptures right before your eyes!

Participating Businesses: 

Edward Jones | Jim McPherson - Holiday Open House from 4:30-6:30 PM

Corner Gallery - Holiday Open House from 3-7PM

Massage Works - For every retail purchase be entered into at $200 bareMinerals shopping spree. Drawing held on Saturday, December 1

 Merle Norman - Holiday Open House – 10% off all Merle and Clarisonics; Cookies & Cider

 NASOS Salon - Photo Booth, Facepainting and Refreshments

 Primitive Frills - Get a sneak peek at their new EXPANDED LOCATION!  Make & Take craft projects, Treats, and Door Prizes

 SBM - Live Blacksmithing demonstration by Stan Brandon, the String-a-Longs dulcimer group performs

 Showplace Antiques & Treasures

 The Factory Pub & Grub - Wind down the evening with Music & Martinis.  Alex Fischbach performs from 8-11PM

 UOI Boutique | UOI+ - Enjoy 20% off regularly priced merchandise, Sips & Sweets!

 Beans Coffeehouse & Music Cafe’ - Live Christmas Music with Ken VonHolten; a Free cup of coffee & cookie 5-10PM

 AirPlay Espresso & Microbakery - Open late, One free sugar cookie for kids, or with a beverage purchase for adults.

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