On Friday, Nov. 21, in Peddler’s Village at 6:15 P.M, it is the kickoff of the holiday season with the light show known as the Grand Illumination.
“I went last year to see the Grand Illumination and it was so pretty; however, it was very crowded but definitely worth seeing,” said by Junior Madison Walsh.
The Grand Illumination is free admission along with free parking and all stores will stay open till 10:00 P.M. There are free drinks such as cider as well as a marshmallow toasting that night. Many stores also have specials, discounts and promotions
Other festivities happening in Peddler’s Village is the Christmas Festival on Dec. 6, from 10:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M and on Dec. 7th from 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. There will be live entertainment along with free food, and a kick-off parade on Saturday to start off the weekend.Lastly, there will also be a Gingerbread Competition and Display up until Jan. 3. The categories are Traditional, and Authentic Reproduction of a Significant Building. There are two competitions, a students one (ages 13 to 18) and a kids one (ages 12 and under). The competitions offer over $3,400 in cash prizes. All these festivities are a great way to spend time with family and friends over the holiday season and a way to get involved in the community.