Krystal Goolia (left) and Kaia Hennessy take in the offerings on display in downtown Vernon for the 24th annual Christmas Light Up, Saturday, Nov. 25. (Anna Zeitner/Black Press)

Krystal Goolia (left) and Kaia Hennessy take in the offerings on display in downtown Vernon for the 24th annual Christmas Light Up, Saturday, Nov. 25. (Anna Zeitner/Black Press)

Light Up a holiday success

The downtown Vernon Light Up was one of the largest events in recent history

A Christmas tradition was a huge success.

The downtown Vernon Light Up was one of the largest events in recent history.

“The Light Up is downtown Vernon’s big Christmas event,” said Dudley Coulter, with the Downtown Vernon Association.

“The annual event had more than 5,000 people in attendance to take part in activities.”

Downtown merchants will be hosting several free children’s activities including; Letters to Santa, visits with Santa, Christmas movies, ornament and gingerbread man decorating, and storytelling. For the adults, participate in the 2017 Christmas Scavenger Hunt which runs until Dec. 18 with four prize packages up for grabs.

And make sure to take advantage of Shop Late ‘Til 8 on Friday nights at more 25 retail locations with late night promotions running until Dec. 22.

The City of Vernon offers free parking Dec. 9, 16 and 23.