December is finally here and with 24 short days left until Christmas, it's time to start filling up your social calendar with exciting and possibly new experiences for you and the entire family to enjoy this holiday season.

Traveling to Chicago is fun, but it can get spendy. Your office Christmas party is a bore. Taking the kids to see Santa is a yearly thing and shopping doesn't count.

Don't miss these 11 Christmas celebrations in Rockford that will fill your tummies, stockings, your heart full of joy and the scrapbook full of lasting memories.

Find a complete list of all the Christmas events and celebrations in the Rockford area here.