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Santa Claus is taking one more ride through Rockford this Saturday, well besides Christmas Eve...but you won't see him then.

From noon until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Santa will make  stops in the northwest and west sides of Rockford. There's no sleigh, no reindeer, just the jolly guy on a firetruck...Which is pretty awesome.

Here is the Santa schedule:

  • 12:05 p.m.: Area Surrounding Boylan Central Catholic High School
  • 12:25 p.m.: Area Surrounding RK Welsh Elementary School
  • 12:45 p.m.: Area Surrounding 100 Strong Community Safe House
  • 1:05 p.m.: Area Surrounding Lewis Lemon Elementary
  • 1:25 p.m.: Area Surrounding Washington Park Community Center
  • 1:45 p.m.: Area Surrounding Conklin Elementary School

Here's a map to keep handy on Saturday for social distancing Santa:


City of Rockford Government
City of Rockford Government

Bring out the kids, and adults too to see Santa Clause one last time through town in 2020. Hopefully this time next year, we will look back and say "remember when we couldn't have the kids sit on Santa's lap last year...man that was messed up." What pressure on the parents this year, ha!

Finally to all the great local "Santa" types this year, thank you. As odd as things have been in 2020, you have a job and it's an important one. No kids crying and screaming and kicking to get OFF your lap this year, I bet you will actually miss that. Thank you for what you do.

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