Sights & Sounds of Sterling - Christmas Walk
Join downtown Sterling during their 25th Annual Seasonal Sights & Sounds
TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES
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!
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.