Rockford’s Annual Holiday Open Houses–Downtown Rockford, November 17 & 18, 5–9 p.m.

There will be giveaways and more at Aunt Candy’s Toy Company, double your savings at Double Take, customized gift boxes at Old World Olive Press, free gifts and door prizes at Sage & Roses and 20 percent off one item and refreshments at Jade.

The Candle Shop of Rockford is offering 20 percent off one regularly-priced item, receive a free gift with $30 purchase at Dars Gems and Jewelry, a free ornament from Paperdoll Boutique, samples at Twisted Vine, 15 percent off all frames with purchase of lens and 50 percent off a second pair at In Focus Eyecare & Eyewear (open until 8 p.m.) and discounts, food tasting and special gifts at Basket in the Belfry. Baskets in the Belfrey is holding their 33rd anniversary celebration and shoppers will receive 20 percent off their entire purchase plus receive 30 percent off one item for bringing a personal care item to contribute to North Kent Community Center and Lean on Me Outreach.

A Charmed Life salon will be serving hot apple cider and yummy treats. D2D Photo Studio will be running their PhotoBooth free during the open house evenings for fun. Shoppers are invited to stop in and have fun and get photos at no cost.

The lighting ceremony and evenings of quaint, friendly home-town visiting and shopping with holiday decorations, music twinkling lights remember holidays gone by, and are a change from the hustle, bustle that too often has become a symbol of the season. Step back in time in downtown Rockford for two special nights of true holiday atmosphere.

Rockford’s season of holiday ambiance — carolers wagon rides and music kicks off Wed. Nov. 17 with a lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Peppler Park. Photos by TOM SCOTT

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