Can't we just celebrate Christmas in the summer every year?

I'm kidding, I'm kidding, but let's get real the weather today, on July 25 is way better than it's been lately on December 25.

So we celebrated, at Magic Waters, at bars across Illinois this weekend and with a huge announcement from Stroll on State.

The biggest announcement really... the official info for this year's event!

The huge holiday festival is continuing the trend of kicking off the season on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, which falls on November 24 this year.

Santa and the crew will be taking over downtown Rockford for another perfect year of s'mores, parades, delicious treats and holiday cheer.

We're counting down the days.

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