Christmas season arrives in downtown Elgin Posted in: Lifestyle Downtown Elgin was lively all day Saturday with various holiday-themed events, from a Hot Cocoa Stroll along Main Street in the afternoon to the Elgin Fire Department’s lighted Christmas parade after sundown, followed by a live nativity scene performed by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Veterans’ Memorial Park. According to the Elgin Chamber of Commerce, 17 local businesses and organizations served hot cocoa for the Hot Cocoa Stroll. CHeMn Cafe won the People’s Choice Award, Brooke Kannesha Smith won Best Cocoa and the Elgin Wellness Center won both Most Creative and Best Overall Hot Cocoa Experience. ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!