There are several  small-feeling, towns and cities in Illinois, that could double as the backdrop for a Hallmark Channel movie.

Get ready for a hot chocolate sipping' road trip filled with millions of twinkling lights. You wanted to know the best places to capture joyful holiday experiences, and spots just a short drive from the Rockford area, more than deliver.


 

Illinois Cities with 'Hallmark Holiday Movie' Vibes Worth the Drive

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Rochelle

So many traditional events that have been around for decades, were forced to adapt to covid mitigation efforts, the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk in Rochelle was no different. What makes events like these so special, are the people that create the experience for our families and nothing can take away that spirit. Even though this year's walk was different, you still feel that good, hometown holiday warmth. And for that 'little something extra', they even made it snow.

No real snow to help put you in the holiday mood, no problem, we'll make it 'snow'. This is the kind of thing that puts Rochelle on this list. A drive to downtown Rochelle should be on your list for some local holiday shopping and some good carryout.


 

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Galena

There isn't a spot along Main Street that doesn't delight during the holiday season. So much to see and do. Just one look in any direction and that idyllic Hallmark movie small town is what you'll see.

#GalenaCountry is OPEN! We look forward to welcoming guests to support our small businesses and enjoy one-of-kind...

Posted by VisitGalena.org on Friday, December 4, 2020

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