Christmas Gathering

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 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.

Recent Events

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 30th

Community Auction

The Annual Community Auction featured all kinds of treasures that were taken home by their new owners. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus made sure of that!

Rivard kids on Santa's lap
December 3rd

Christmas Gathering

The annual kickoff for the Christmas holiday featured Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, carriage rides, beautifully decorated store windows, and many more activities. Always a favorite event for Main Street!

Bordertown Hauntings Hayride on Washington Street
October 29th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual halloween event featured downtown trick-or-treating, both kid's and pet costume contests, hayrides and lots more!


Cruise Night Street Scene

Cruise Nights

2nd & 4th Tuesdays May 23 - August 22, 5-8pm

Next up - After a record-breaking year in 2016, Washington Street Downtown will once again come alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public is invited to come out and browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event. Mark your calendar now!