Discover a Rockford Christmas with the kick off to their holiday festivities tonight!  Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Rockford Choirs and the RHS Brass Ensemble while the City of Rockford starts the holiday season with lighting the thousands of lights around the downtown shopping district.  The mayor always delivers a message of peace to kick off the festivities.

This event takes place in the Peppler Park and the beautiful Dam Overlook. Rockford is a perfect Norman Rockwell setting for a wonderful holiday celebration.  The event goes from 6pm – 8pm tonight, November 13th.  Get all of the details here.

Check out some pictures of 2011's year's Holiday Lighting Ceremony shot by Gene Parker.