Tree hunting

What: Baileyville Christmas Trees open

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Opens Friday.

Where: Baileyville Christmas Trees, 200 S. Pearl St., Baileyville

About: Wreaths, roping and boughs also will be sold, and a gift shop will offer complimentary cider and cookies.

Cost: $60, Fraser; $50, Douglas and balsam firs and blue spruce; $40, white and Scotch pine

For information: 815-233-9084

Welcome to Whoville

What: Grinchy Green Science

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday

Where: Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford

About: Featuring green bubbles, Grinch Goop, Whoville hats and art and science activities. Attendees can try out spin art, use green color filters to fool the eyes, and transform colorful craft tape into a holiday wallet or purse to take home.

Included with admission: $8; free, members and ages 1 and younger

For information: discoverycentermuseum.org

Shop small

What: Small Business Saturday

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace, 201 Seventh St., Rockford

About: Featuring giveaways, food and coupons.

For information: 815-965-8903

Going for a little stroll

What: Stroll on State

When: 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: On and around State Street in downtown Rockford

About: Highlights of the annual holiday event include the Merry & Bright Holiday Parade at 3 p.m.; Randy Finch Ice Brigades live ice sculpting from 4 to 9 p.m.; Fire & Ice displays at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; the City of Rockford Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m.; and the Sky Lights Fireworks Show at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

For information: gorockford.com/stroll-on-state

Holiday cheer with the Peanuts gang

What: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 30; 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 2; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1

Where: Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater, 203 W. High St., Orangeville

About: Featuring holiday-themed comedy and songs. A dinner performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 with a multi-course meal.

Tickets: $20; $35, Dec. 1 performance; $13, Dec. 2 performance

For information: 815-819-1310; mightyrichlandplayers.org

'All is calm, all is bright'

What: “All Aglow” light exhibit opening

When: At dusk Sunday; runs through Jan. 6

Where: Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford

About: Featuring craft activities, musical performances and more than 160,000 LED lights.

Resident admission: $6, adults; $4, seniors, ages 5-17 and veterans; $1, ages 3-4. Nonresident admission: $8, adults; $6, seniors, ages 5-17 and veterans; $2, ages 3-4. Free for ages 2 and younger.

For information and complete schedule of programming: nicholasconservatory.com