Sterling Downtown Christmas Walk

The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Sterling Main Street are excited to share the events being planned for the Seasonal Sights and Sounds of Sterling Downtown Christmas Walk on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 5:00 PM until “late.”

The Tree Lighting at Library Plaza will take place at 5:30 PM featuring live entertaining and the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus, along with the traditional Sterling Theater tower lighting. Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the Santa’s Workshop activities to visit with children immediately following the tree lighting until 7:30pm.

Santa’s Workshop children’s activities will be held on 4th Street between 1st Avenue & Locust during that time. Horse & Carriage rides by Carriage Springs Farms will be offered around the downtown and 3D Sound Company will be providing holiday music.

The evening will be capped off with a Fireworks display over the riverfront at 8:00 PM. Downtown businesses will offer extended hours for the evening, offering specials throughout the night.

This year’s event is made possible due to the support of the following businesses: CGH Medical Center, Sterling Federal Bank, ComEd, Illinois American Water, Johnson Oil, Midland States Bank, SBM, Showplace Antiques, Select Employees Credit Union and Willett, Hofmann & Associates.

For a complete listing of holiday activities visit For more information please contact the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-625-2400 or Sterling Main Street at 815-626-8610.

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