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 2018 theme "Christmas Around the World", 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 18th Annual Christmas Gathering will be on Saturday, December 1, 2018. 

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
  • Ornament Making
  • Carriage rides
  • 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.


2018 Window Decorating Contest Form

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


Recent Events

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 29th

Community Auction

A great time was had by all with River Valley Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus accepting bids on all sorts of treasures.

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.

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

Bordertown Hauntings

Saturday, October 27th

Next up - Main Street's Annual Bordertown Hauntings features a wide variety of activities, including downtown trick-or-treating, pumpkin and cookie decorating, Children's and pet costume contests, magic show, spooky storytelling at the library, Halloween songs with Farmer Ron at the Farm Museum, and more. Join us in Historic Downtown Momence from noon-4pm for a great, family-friendly day.