Rock Falls’ Centennial Park holiday display lights up Nov. 24

The iconic firetruck at Centennial Park in Rock Falls gets a holiday dazzling for the tour of lights. This display is open Friday through Sunday nights for most of December.

ROCK FALLS - Centennial Park, 508 E. 11th St., Rock Falls, will shine bright for the fourth consecutive holiday season as visitors enjoy festive light displays put together by local businesses, churches, schools and organizations.

The holiday light display has grown this year, with seven more displays added throughout the park.

The event will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24, through Dec. 23. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered through the park Saturday, Nov. 25, provided by the Northern Star Farm of Popular Grove, and sponsored by Candlelight Inn. The wagon rides will be available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the last ride about 8:15 p.m. This is on a first-come, first-served basis. No vehicles will be allowed to drive through the park on this date. Visitors are asked to park on the side streets and walk to the Little Schoolhouse parking lot for the horse-drawn wagon rides. The Salvation Army of Sterling/Rock Falls will serve hot chocolate that evening. The cost is a free-will donation.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, donations of canned food will be collected at the entrance and will be donated to the Sauk Valley Food Bank. On Friday, Dec. 8, bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots of Whiteside County.

If you are interested in volunteering, call Rock Falls Tourism at 815-622-1106 to sign up. For information, contact Melinda Jones, director of Rock Falls Tourism, at 815-622-1106 or

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