Beginning at 12 p.m. (Weather Permitting) shop our vendor fair on 9th Street between Broadway and Main streets. But, don't leave yet, our Christmas Light Parade begins at 5 p.m. and goes down Main street from 7th to 10th Street. Then, after the parade, The Girl Scouts and the Primary Center's 3rd Grade Choir will give a live performance. Other great activities include cookie decorating for kids by the Business Women's Club, make & take crafts by The United Way, visit Santa at Santa's Cottage, enjoy free popcorn and hot coacoa, food concessions by Cub Scouts & Kingdom Seed Ministries, Downtown Mt. Vernon Decoration Awards will be presented, and the Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony.