It's hard to believe that the first month of the year is almost over and by now, most of us have given up on not just our New Year's resolution, but we've given up on doing pretty much anything that requires leaving the house. It's Illinois, that's just how we do in the winter months.

But in case you're suffering from severe cabin fever or you're an overachiever and have already started planning for the warmer months ahead, make sure these are on your list of things to do in 2016. Might I add that these are all things you can do right here in Rockford? This list will surely come in handy when you know who says "I'm bored" or "there's nothing to do in Rockford." I beg to differ. (and feel free to add your own ideas to the list)

1. Eat a burrito bowl at Lucha Cantina

2. Take a walk through Anderson Japanese Gardens

3. Check out the Rockford Rage Roller Derby

4. Magic Waters

5. Take the kids to an Icehogs game

6. Run the Sinnissippi path by the Rock River

7. See the River Lights

8. Visit the new UW Health Sports Factory

9. Friday Night Flix at Davis Park

10. City Market

12. Ride the Forest City trolley

13. Cruise the Rock River on the Forest City Queen

14. Frosty Fridays at Carlson Ice Arena

15. See a show at the Coronado

18. Eat a scotcharoo from Beefaroo

19. Play KnockerBall

20.  Celebrate the melting away of winter with Melt Fest

21. Rent a Harley from Kegel Motorcycles

23. 12 Bars of Christmas pub crawl

24. Have a vanilla kolsch from the Prairie Street Brewhouse

26. Let the kids burn off some energy at Kidabaloo. Disney star Trinitee Stokes will be there with face painting, bounce houses, a bubble dance party and a lot more. Take a look at some of the highlights from last year and get your tickets below.

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