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Holiday fun in northwest IL is here!

Small town holiday celebrations surround us!

Our northwest Illinois region of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties is ready for the holidays. Community events are scheduled and embrace unity, share joy, and foster togetherness this time of year. It’s time to create cherished memories while welcoming live music, carolers, and street performances. We invite you to scroll through our Christmas tree farm offerings and the amazing holiday experiences waiting for you!

Christmas TreesCut your own or precut!

Ahhhh, the smell of fresh pine in your home. There is nothing better. Our Christmas tree farms will be open very soon. Many can buy precut trees, or if the spirit moves you, go out and cut your own!

Check out some of our local tree farms and find the right one for you and your family.

Timber Lane Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Farm Whiteside County

Sinnissippi Farm & Forest

Christmas Tree Farm Ogle County

Strom Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Farm Lee County

Let the spirit move you

The 2023 holiday season has arrived in northwest Illinois. Our events and attractions will warm the cockles of your heart.

Let’s create cherished memories with loved ones amidst the holiday cheer.

Lighted parades bring out everyone’s sparkling personalities. Check out Rochelle’s lighted parade during their Christmas walk.

Embrace Community Spirit

By visiting any one of our local Christmas walks, you’ll feel all the feels by embracing unity, sharing joy, and fostering a sense of togetherness.

Featured here is the Mount Carroll Christmas Walk Weekend, Dec. 1-2.


Admire twinkling lights

Whether you’re all piled in the car with family and friends, there are many dazzling holiday light displays to view once the sun sets.

Rock Fall’s Holiday Light Display kicks off the tradition on Nov. 24!

Find warmth & cheer with entertainment

Have you shopped all day? It’s a sure bet that northwest Illinois will have you enjoying live music at Christmas concerts or laughing yourselves silly at “Scrooge the Comedy!”

'Tisthe Season!

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Artisan Holiday Pop-Up Shop

The Next Picture Show Community Fine Art Center
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Christmas Events

Scrooge The Comedy | MATINEE

White Pines Playhouse
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Scrooge The Comedy

White Pines Playhouse
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Christmas Events
๐ŸŽถโœจ Expect an amazing night of holiday rock magic!  On 12/22, ๐ŸŽธ#TheProphecy opens its 13th touring season with a Christmas show @DixonTheatre. Enjoy a Trans-Siberian Orchestra-style performance with stunning costumes, dance, & a symphony of music. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽต Info & tickets at link in bio under EVENTS.
Let the kiddos meet & mingle with Jolly Old St. Nick and that mean old Grinch. #WhitePinesLodge presents ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ & ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต 2 Saturdays, Dec. 9 & 16. Call 815-655-2400 for eservations b because they are required!
All the kids' hard work is paying off at @DixonTheatre's Dec. 8โ€“9 production of ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†'๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ž๐—œ๐——๐—ฆ! The time is now to get your tickets. Go to our link in bio under Events.
Our latest blog post takes you on an enchanting journey, celebrating local holiday traditions unique to our region. Discover now and light up your festive spirit! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿปโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ 

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It's a shopping #ROADTRIP on Dec. 10 for the #HomeTownHandmadeChristmasMarket in #OregonIL! ๐ŸŽ„ Shop the 30+ amazing vendors & find the perfect, unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
Itโ€™s finally time to announce the Red Bow Box Winner! 


And this years winner of $250 Candlelight Walk cash is โ€ฆ.. ๐Ÿฅ 

Chloe Metz! ๐ŸŽ‰

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@WhitePines_Resort tradition 30+ years. Donโ€™t miss this wacky audience-participation comedy starring the curmudgeonly Ebenezer #Scrooge & his side-kick, Narrator. ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ก ๐— ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐Ÿ‘‰ at the link in bio, under "EVENTS."


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