Christmas Gathering

Miracle on Washington Street

Each December, Downtown Momence is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, with a day-long festival featuring children's activities, holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more! Lighted storefront windows with the 2017 theme "Christmas Blessings", capture the magic of the season. Join in the celebration of the Community Tree Lighting ceremony at 5:00pm. During or after a long day of festivities, you can warm-up with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies at the Main Street office.

The 17th Annual Christmas Gathering will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017. 

This kick-off to the holiday season is a festive family-friendly atmosphere and one-of-a-kind holiday cheer, such as:

Santa and Rivard kids
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Storytelling with Mrs. Claus/Fluff 'n Stuff
  • Santa and his Reindeer
  • Living Nativity
  • Camel Rides
  • Ornament Making
  • Christmas train
  • Face Painting
  • Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
  • Kid's Christmas Train
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Retail & Dining Specials

Enter to win a basket worth hundreds during the "Dickens of a Christmas" Scavenger Hunt by correctly matching each themed object to its location at participating downtown businesses.


2017 Window Decorating Contest Form

Please save the downloaded form to your desktop, then fill it out and email.

Recent Events

Carolers performing at the Graham House
December 2nd

Christmas Gathering

This annual Holiday event features the downtown brimming with Holiday Cheer - with special guest Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft shows, and lots more activities for young and old alike. Beautifully decorated store windows in the theme "Christmas Blessings" and the community Christmas Tree warmly welcome visitors to this Momence Holiday Tradition.

Bordertown Haunting Hayride
October 28th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual downtown trick-or-treating event saw hundreds of visitors brave the cold in order to participate in activities such as cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and the haunted house.

Cruise Night on Washington Street
May - August

Cruise Nights

Washington Street Downtown once again came alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public came out to browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event.


Auctioneer Bill Phelps

Annual Community Auction

Sunday, April 29th

Next up - Main Street's Annual Community Auction features a wide variety of items, including furniture, household items and decor, plants for your garden, and much more, which will be awarded to the highest bidder. Items for the auction can either be donated or consigned - so it's a great time to clean out your attic and basement. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus from River Valley Auctions lead a professional auction - your chance to go home with treasures you didn't know you needed. So come on over to St. Pat's Gym for a day of fun!