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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Holiday journey with Trans Infinity

DIXON – The Trans Infinity Orchestra holiday show, which has sold out, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dixon Historic Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. The group will present “Night of Trans Siberian Orchestra, a classic holiday rock experience.”

The performance is sponsored by Sauk Valley Bank and is part of the Shop Small Saturday weekend. This concert is crafted with seasonal anecdotes and classic and modern holiday musical favorites.

Christmas parade in P-town

PROPHETSTOWN – The Prophetstown Main Street organization is having its 28th annual lighted Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Events leading up to the parade include a visit with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. at the fire station, 210 Washington St., along with a chili supper sponsored by the Prophetstown Masonic Lodge that begins at 4:30 p.m. 

Also, the lighting of the Love Light Tree takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Eclipse Square. 

Go to for parade entries and other information

Walk by Candlelight in Oregon

OREGON – The 27th Annual Candlelight Walk brings an evening of old-fashioned holiday fun to downtown Oregon from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Santa Claus will be there, as will live reindeer. There will horse drawn rides, holiday shopping, luminaria, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Visit the unique village of holiday shops at Conover Square, see the Holiday Gift Fair at the Coliseum, or go to participating downtown retailers and restaurants.

Go see a movie

STERLING – Haven’t seen “The Hunger Games – Catching Fire” or “Frozen” yet? Well, take the kids to the Sterling Theater or the Sauk Valley 8. Each is playing at both theaters. Go to for Sauk Valley 8 movies and times, and to for shows and times at the downtown Sterling Theater.

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