Downtown Mt. Pleasant will be filled with holiday spirit at the December 2-3 Christmas Celebration. A community tradition for almost three decades, this event offers a variety of activities for the whole family.
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 night’s festivities.
Saturday, 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 entry applications.