Help is needed for returning holiday tradition in Illinois.

It Really Is Not Too Early To Start Thinking Holidays

Okay, I would like to apologize for bringing up the "H" (holiday) word so far in advance. I realize we have not even gotten to Halloween yet but some things need advance planning.


Holiday Family Traditions

I think just about everyone has at least one-holiday tradition in their family. Even the Grinch and Scrooge had their annual "complaining about Christmas" tradition. Some of those activities could be passed down from generation to generation or, maybe, completely new.


My Favorite Family Holiday Tradition

I have my own family tradition that started when I was a child and continues now with my own family. Each year during the holidays, we head to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago to see the "Christmas Trees from Around the World."

Museum of Science & Industry Christmas Trees From Around The World

Recent Event Added To Family Holiday Tradition

There is a more recent event that has been added to my family traditions. That is Stroll of State right here in Rockford. We have been going for several years now. It is a fun way to kick off the holiday season.

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Stroll On State Is Back

Unfortunately, Stroll on State was canceled last year. If you have not heard the good news yet, it is coming back this year. "Save the Date" Saturday, November 27th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) in downtown Rockford.

More info, HERE.


Stroll On State Needs Your Help

Of course, a huge event like Stroll on State needs a lot of "hands-on deck" to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Here are some ways to can be a part of this amazing day. Please sign-up if you can help.

Check out these different holiday traditions through the years. LOOK: See what Christmas was like the year you were born

Fall Tradition For Illinois Families

Fall seems to be the season most of us think we'll start exercising to lose the summer excess, but hold on, not so fast. You have to get a sack of donuts first.