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: 815-233-9084Welcome 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.orgShop 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: 815-965-8903Going 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.
For information: gorockford.com/stroll-on-stateHoliday 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