Shop on State returns Thursday night

Shop, sip and snack during Shop on State, a hometown holiday experience, featuring great shopping, delicious food, carolers and a visit with Santa at City Hall on Thursday, December 8 from 5 – 9 p.m. The RACVB and the River District Association have partnered to create this fun and magical evening where guests are invited to explore the unique local establishments in downtown Rockford. More than 14 stores will be open with specials and free treats throughout the evening. Guests attending the event this year will also have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind gift basket (valued at $500) filled with various items from several local shops and eateries.

“Our downtown shop owners continuously invest in our community by participating in events like Shop on State. They see the value in coming together to support efforts encouraging people to shop local this holiday season,” said Leah Tuneberg, River District Association executive director. “Their commitment to developing a special plan for the evening of Shop of State leads us to increasing vibrancy and energy on our blocks. Dedication and event participation by our shop owners helps drive our economy and keeps dollars in our downtown.”

More information about the event can be found at


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