Fifteen Downtown Rockford blocks are transformed into a spectacular holiday event, and in its 6th year, more records were broken.

Perhaps the most exciting number is the attendance for Stroll On State 2018. The event attracted 87,500 visitors to downtown Rockford. GoRockford.com put together a fun graphic of all the numbers related to this year's event.Some of the numbers that stood out to me:

  • 13,500 multi-colored lights on Rockford’s Christmas tree (plus 100 twinkling strobe lights)
  • 5,325 children visited Santa Claus (27% increase over last year)
  • 3,680 s’mores were eaten (14% increase over last year)

and one of the most significant numbers is...

  • 3,367 hours of work put in by volunteers.

Without those individuals and all those hours, we wouldn't have one of the best holiday events in the entire state of Illinois.