The outside of the First Street Community Center will be lighted with holiday decorations. On the east side, of the front side walk, Matt Siders will be handing out a bag with cookies and cookie decorations. Also included in the bag will be a list of Mount Vernon shops and their shop hours during December. On the west side, in front of the large red sun, actors from the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Theatre will be singing and having fun with characters from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
Dance Arts Iowa will be performing scenes from the Nutcracker live in the front window of the Palisades Café.
The event will not include indoor activities this year due to safety concerns, and parking will not be allowed along the 1st Street route.
The First Street Community Center parking lot will be closed to the public. There will be no public traffic in First Street Community Center and shops will not be open.