Rockford’s Santa Parade biggest turnout in history

Santa arrived in style, with his helpful elves in a horse-drawn Christmas carriage
Magic and Mikayla from Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding grazed patiently while waiting for the parade to start

A beautiful sunny day, unseasonably warm weather and all on Santa Parade day for 2017 resulted in the largest turnout for a downtown Rockford event in the history of the town. The crowds enjoyed the first glimpse of Santa for the season, although he has regular appearances in the Rotary Pavilion now through the holiday. Thank you to everyone who visited downtown for this most special event.

Rockford Marching Band
Kent County Sheriff Mounted Division