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Helping families make memories at Christmas!

Dec 11, 2021 4:00-8:00 p.m. | Rockford, IL

First Free Rockford is hosting Christmas Traditions from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. Each activity is designed to help families create new holiday traditions and memories while weaving the Christmas story into it all.  Don’t miss this great Christmas event!

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About Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions began as a way to help Rockford area families make memories at Christmas, and over the last several years has become a tradition of its own. Join us this year and enjoy a live Nativity, stage show, carousel, s’mores station and carnival games, reindeer petting zoo, free pictures with Santa, an indoor snowball fight, and so much more! Food and refreshments will be for sale throughout the event. And don’t forget to bring a few items for our canned food drive during the event! All donations will go to the Rock River Valley Food Pantry.

Christmas Traditions Schedule

December 11th, 2021 4:00 – 8:00PM

3:45 Pm
Doors Open

Come on in and join the party!  Feel free to look around and find the activity you want to start with.

4:00 Pm
Event Begins

All activities open and are available from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

5:00 Pm
Stage Show

Sanctuary

The Guy Sprinkle Christmas Show: You’ve never seen a Christmas show quite like The Guy Sprinkle Christmas Special, Starring Guy Sprinkle. Part Muppet Show, Part Tonight Show—with crazy hosts, a live band, crazy guests, crazy commercials … all culminating in the message of Christmas, delivered in a way that will have your family talking long after the show wraps. Don’t miss this original, live production!

6:00 Pm
Stage Show

Sanctuary

The Guy Sprinkle Christmas Show: You’ve never seen a Christmas show quite like The Guy Sprinkle Christmas Special, Starring Guy Sprinkle. Part Muppet Show, Part Tonight Show—with crazy hosts, a live band, crazy guests, crazy commercials … all culminating in the message of Christmas, delivered in a way that will have your family talking long after the show wraps. Don’t miss this original, live production!

7:00 Pm
Stage Show

Sanctuary

The Guy Sprinkle Christmas Show: You’ve never seen a Christmas show quite like The Guy Sprinkle Christmas Special, Starring Guy Sprinkle. Part Muppet Show, Part Tonight Show—with crazy hosts, a live band, crazy guests, crazy commercials … all culminating in the message of Christmas, delivered in a way that will have your family talking long after the show wraps. Don’t miss this original, live production!

7:45 pm
Santa Line Closes

Kid’s Lobby

The line to see Santa and have your picture taken will close at 7:45 PM to ensure everyone in line gets to Santa before the event ends at 8:00 PM.

8:00 PM
Event Ends

First Free Rockford

All activities will close down at 8:00 PM at which point the general public should begin exiting the building to it can be cleaned and closed.

Activities

What to do…

Live Nativity
Live Nativity

Enjoy a live narrated tour through the Christmas Story.

Cookie Decorating
Cookie Decorating

Decorate it. Eat it. Yum!

Pictures with Santa
Pictures with Santa

SANTA! Get a free pic with the big guy.

Reindeer Petting Zoo
Reindeer Petting Zoo

Take photos with a real reindeer.

Stage Show
Stage Show

Performances at 5:00PM, 6:00PM, & 7:00PM.

Indoor Snow Ball Fight
Indoor Snow Ball Fight

Over 2,000 soft indoor snowballs!

Food Vendors

The following vendors will be onsite providing food to purchase throughout the night at Christmas Traditions.

Cantina Taco
Papa Johns
Chubby Guys BBQ

Where It’s At

First Free Rockford
2223 N. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

First Free Rockford

This event is FREE, but it’s just for one day!

Don’t miss out on this FREE event to make memories with your family.

Mask Policy

Face coverings are optional while in the building. Please be respectful of social-distancing.

Get in Touch

Questions about Christmas Traditions?  Feel free to contact First Free Rockford by using the contact form.