The celebration kicks off Friday,
December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Broadway Street between Main and Franklin.
The Winter Market will once again feature specialty crafts and food vendors and
Candy Cane Lane will host a variety of children’s games, activities, and live
performances. Hayrides and visits with Santa and Santa’s reindeer round out the
December 3 highlights include the Jingle All-The-Way Kids Fun Run, and the
adult 5K and 5 Mile Run, all starting at Max & Emily’s. Registration must
be completed online. Races begin at 7:50, 8:25 and 8:30 a.m., with proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots.
A pancake breakfast with Santa is scheduled from 9 a.m. – noon at the
Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Admission is $10 adults, children 10 and under $5. Children
under four are free. Proceeds benefit the SHA Athletic Association. Tickets can
be purchased at the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation office located inside City
Hall at 320 West Broadway.
The celebration continues at 6 p.m. on Saturday with the lighted
parade starting at Main and Illinois Street and continuing down Main and
Broadway. B’s Music Shop will serve as parade Grand Marshal.
Registration forms for the Jingle All-The-Way Kids Fun Run, 5
Mile Run and 5K Walk/Run, volunteer opportunities, Winter Market Vendor
Application, and parade entry applications can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org/christmascelebration. November 16 is the deadline for market vendor and parade