2017 Festival of Lights: December 1 - December 31

This event has become a Stateline family tradition since 1989.

It began with just 11 displays and has grown to more than 50 each year! Displays can be rented from the Festival of Lights Committee or built and installed by individuals, community organizations or businesses.

The Festival of Lights is presented by the Rockford Fourth of July Committee in conjunction with the Rockford Park District.

Viewing Hours


Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dates: December 1 - December 31, 2017

Days: Fridays - Sundays

Extended Viewing Hours: December 24, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. - December 25, 2017 @ 10:00 p.m.

Santa will be spending time each weekend (Fridays and Saturdays) by the donation box from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., so you can hand deliver your letters to him through Friday, December 22, 2017. When Santa is not present at this location you may still drop your letter in the North Pole Express mailbox, which will be located by the Festival of Lights donation box. Don't forget a return address so Santa can reply!

Festival closes on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.rockfordfireandice.com or contact 815-494-2569.


Media Sponsors: WREX-TV and Midwest Family Broadcasting


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