The Big Rockland Chill, presented by The Strand, seeks your participation!

December 1, 2022

Rockland Community Members are invited to take part in a new winter festival, The Big Rockland Chill, which will be hosted by the Strand Theatre in January 2023!  If your business or organization would like to host an activity or run a special promotion or sale as part of the event, please consider joining in on the celebration! The Strand Theatre will include your information on the marketing materials and map in hopes of generating more traffic on Main Street post-holidays, and encouraging the community to get outside and enjoy winter together.

The following activities, hosted by the Strand Theatre, will take place outside in the Oak Street Alley in downtown Rockland. The theater building will be open for bathrooms, concessions, a free winter movie screening, and as a place to pop in and get warm.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Location: Oak Street Alley (and other Main Street locations)

Between 2pm-6pm, these are the events The Strand will have going on:

Froga (frozen yoga) hosted by local Yogi [instructor TBD: this could be you!]

Snowflake making, culminating in World’s Longest Snowflake Kickline

Steel Pan workshop and live performance

Yeti Disco Party

Available throughout: S’mores Station, Food Trucks, Character appearances (Yeti, Teddy, Dragon), family friendly winter shorts on loop in the theater

Ideas for other activities to add (or let your imagination run wild): Art fair, Ice fishing, Cooking contest, Wiffle ball in the snow, Reverse dog sledding (The human pulls the dog!), Mobile sauna, Ice bar, Flash mob, Live music, Ugly sweater or flannel contest, Knitting circle

Please let Katie Melby know by Friday Dec. 9 if your business or organization would like to be involved in The Big Rockland Chill and how you’d like to participate. We look forward to chilling with you!

Header Photo: Carol Miller Photography


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