‘Stroll on State’ returns to Rockford in 2021 with new attractions
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Rockford’s Christmas celebration, “Stroll on State,” is set to return for its 9th annual event on November 27 from 2 to 9 p.m.
John Groh, president and CEO of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said further changes are expected this year, including an expanded downtown footprint, new partnerships with the Chicago Blackhawks and IceHogs and the Rockford Park district.
Visitors can expect to skate on the new BMO Harris Bank Center ice rink, three tree-light ceremonies, Santa appearances and more.
“We are delighted to have a traditional Stroll on State event planned for this year. This is one of my favorite events because it is a powerful example of the welcoming nature of Rockford, as we come together for an entertaining and enjoyable start to the holiday season, ”said the Mayor of Rockford, Tom McNamara.
Groh says the RACVB is looking forward to hosting the event again after it was canceled last year due to lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The whole idea of Stroll on State arose out of thinking about the community coming together, on the north side, east side, south and west side, in a moment of unity, a visual image of people coming together, and it This is how state march took place, ”Groh said at a press conference.
“Stroll on State” will begin on November 27 at noon with the “Dasher Dash” race.