Christmas Parade/Walk - Sunday, November 26, 2017, 1-5 p.m.

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Each year, on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, people of all ages line the streets of downtown Mount Vernon for our traditional Christmas Parade and Walk. The smell of roasted nuts and cinnamon fills the air, children enjoy train and carousel rides, families get photos with Santa, and mom and dad shop for those one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. It's a heart-warming time of celebration and community, brought together amidst the wonderful backdrop of beautiful, historic downtown Mount Vernon. Organized by the Mount Vernon New, the parade features a new theme each year, around which parade floats and entries focus. From classic cars and equestrians, to marching bands and local civic groups, everyone loves to watch the parade. And we can't forget the lighting of the greens on the Public Square and the official appearance of... Santa Claus! Several activities benefit the annual Food for the Hungry drive as well. 

Event Details - Theme: Old-Fashioned Christmas

  • Parade Entries: Thanks to the Mount Vernon News for coordinating this event.

  • Christmas Walk: From caroling to cookies, there are a variety of special activities happening downtown. Download the activity list!

  • Old-Fashioned Christmas Window Display Contest: Window displays have a chance to win Most Creative, Best in Theme, or Judge’s Choice by members of the Food For The Hungry committee.  Prizes include a half-page ad in the Mount Vernon News, and various gift cards to other Mount Vernon small businesses. Winners will be announced during the Mount Vernon Christmas Walk/Parade on Sunday, Nov. 26.  Window displays should be completed no later than November 20 to be eligible to win.
  • Christmas Main Street Flag Banners: MSMV has beautiful red and white Christmas street pole banners that will be up through the entire holiday season. Your business name can be on one of these banners for just $150.

  • Traditional Tree Lighting and Caroling: Mount Vernon News song sheet coming soon!

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