Downtown Silvis transforms into a winter wonderland this weekend!

Christmas in Silvis happens this Saturday Dec 1 from 5 – 8 p.m. in Downtown Silvis all along 1st Avenue. Enjoy an evening of Christmas family fun!

The night will include a limo bus tour of decorated downtown and a bus tour of the Silvis residents’ lighted homes. Children will be able to write letters to Santa and send them in Santa’s mailbox! Ice sculptor Rob Storm will be creating some magic.

Keep your bellies warm with free soup and sandwiches, hot cocoa and cookies! Enjoy a puppet show, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and so much more!

Participate in this year’s Ugly Christmas Sweater/Scarf contest, as well! To register, all you have to do is take a picture in your ugly sweater or scarf (with or without showing your face) and send the image to:

Silvis Main Street

Attention Amanda Sherwood

121 11th Street

Silvis, IL 61282


Send your images no later than Tuesday Nov 27 at 4 p.m. Then each image will be displayed at the City Hall during Christmas in Silvis on Saturday night. Visitors that evening will vote on each of the images and a winner will be announced at 7:45 p.m. Winner will receive a $25 gift card. Please contact Amanda at with any further questions.

The Silvis Public Library (806 1st Avenue Silvis) will be visited by the man, himself! Stop by to see Santa and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa, thanks to the Silvis Garden Club and Silvis Library. Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167 will also be on hand to help children create an ugly sweater craft!

Stop by the City Hall (121 11th St. Silvis) and purchase your “Christmas in Silvis” raffle tickets for $20 each. 1st place will receive $10,000, 2nd place will receive $1,000 and 3rd place will receive $500. Need not be present to win.

Christmas in Silvis is sponsored by River City Sign Company, Jewel Osco, Black Hawk State Bank & Trust and City of Silvis – Silvis Business Association. For more information, visit Silvis Main Street on Facebook at


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