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Corydon’s Light Up event Saturday

The annual Light Up Corydon event will take place Saturday with a variety of events that will culminate with the lighting of the town square as well as nearby Bicentennial Park.
Shops in the downtown area will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, which is also Small Business Saturday, an initiative created in 2010 by American Express to highlight small, locally owned businesses.
The Corydon Christmas Extravaganza will take place at the Harrison County Fairgrounds near the downtown area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The YMCA Chaplains group will provide a shuttle service between downtown and the Extravaganza from noon to 4 p.m.
Food vendors will be set up in downtown Corydon from noon to 8 p.m.
From noon to 4 p.m., free wagon rides around the town square will be offered, face painting will be offered for a fee at the Emporium and farmers market vendors will be set up at Bicentennial Park.
A canned food drive for Harrison County Community Services will be collected from noon to 6 p.m. at the YMCA Chaplains tent near the information booth.
There will be free entertainment from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand. Other entertainment will include the Corydon Dulcimer Society at Hayswood Theatre from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Corydon Central High School chorus caroling through town from 3 to 4 p.m.; and a live nativity as well as a native display from around the world at Corydon United Methodist Church from 3 to 4 p.m.
Radio station WKLO will broadcast live from 1 to 3 and have its Kringle Jingle Kash drawing.
The Harrison County Homemakers will begin their annual Cookie Walk on the town square, offering baked goodies by the pound, at 2 p.m. and continue until everything is sold.
At 4:30, attention will turn to the streets for the Downtown Corydon Merchants Christmas parade. Corydon’s Timothy Wiseman, who qualified for and played in the U.S. Open this past summer, will be the grand marshal. The route will be slightly different from last year’s inaugural parade. It will stage at the Fred Cammack Corydon Farmers Market along South Mulberry Street, travel east on Poplar Street to Maple; turn north on Maple to Chestnut Street; travel west on Chestnut to Capitol Avenue; proceed north on Capitol to Walnut Street; continue east on Walnut to Mulberry; and travel south on Mulberry back to the farmers market.
Red, White & Blush will host a wine-tasting event from 4:30 to 7:30.
Charlie Swarens is scheduled to read ‘ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ on the bandstand at 5:45. Following that, The Grinch and Who will entertain young and old alike from 6 to 6:25 on the bandstand.
Santa is expected to arrive at the bandstand at 6:25 and will be followed by the simultaneous lighting of the square and the community tree at Bicentennial Park with help from Santa and Sunny Stephens from Old Capitol WOCC radio.
From 7 to 9, children are welcome to have their picture with Santa at the Harrison County Discovery Center (bring your own camera).
For more information, call Main Street Corydon at 812-738-0120.