One of the most popular holiday festivals in Illinois, Stroll on State, has an adorable mission for this year's event. Do you know who this child might be?

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If you live in northern Illinois, this is the holiday event you make sure to attend. Rockford's Stroll On State has been bringing the magic of the holiday season to the downtown area for a decade. It's that anniversary that has organizers wanting to do a little extra special.


As festival planners were going through old photos from Strolls of Christmas past, they found one, in particular, that caught their attention. It was a photo very young boy in his mom's arms in pure awe of all the sights and sounds.

Stroll On State would like to recreate this moment 10 years later, but they have only one problem. They don't know who this kid is, do you?


If you know who this child is in his mama's arms, please get in touch with Stroll On State organizers by sending them a DM on Facebook.

Here's a closer look.

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Here's Another Big Way You Can Help Stroll On State


Want to help bring some of that holiday magic to life, you should consider volunteering for the 10th Annual Stroll on State event! Visit to learn more and to sign-up. Volunteer workshops are every Tuesday and Saturday leading up to the big day on Saturday, November 26th.

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