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Light Up Corydon set for Saturday

There will be entertainment, shopping, crafts, a parade and more at this year’s Light Up Corydon. The day-long event will be Saturday.

The Corydon Christmas Extravaganza will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. This is a curated festival featuring vintage, artisan and repurposed items. Admission is $5. Food will be available as well. Santa will visit with children from 1 to 3 p.m.

For a unique ornament and experience, Zimmerman Art Glass will allow customers to blow their own ornament between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (reservations are required). The cost will be $35 per ornament.

Downtown merchant shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the International Fellowship of Chaplains will operate a downtown shuttle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beginning at noon, free wagon rides around the square will be offered.

Hand-made jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, pen and ink drawings, paintings and more will be for sale at the Artisan Trail Holiday Gift Show at the First State Office Building, located at 417 N. Mulberry St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Also, The Artisan Center, at 121 E. Chestnut St., will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Downtown guests are invited to stop by the Wright Interpretive Center, at 126 E. Walnut St., and browse the gift shop while listening to musical entertainment. Also, there will be a Christmas display and Mrs. Claus’ kitchen will be open.

Food vendors will be set up on Elm Street from noon to 8 p.m.

WKLO radion will broadcast live from 1 to 3 p.m. with a Kringle Jingle Kash drawing.

Activities for children, including face painting by Dandee’s Faces at the Emporium from noon to 8 p.m. and free children’s crafts at the Harrison County Public Library in Corydon from 1 to 4 p.m., will take place.

A “cookie walk,” organized by the Harrison County Homemakers, will begin on the downtown square at 2 p.m.

Nativity scenes from around the world will be on display at Corydon United Methodist Church from 1 to 4 p.m. At 2 p.m., the church will host a live nativity with music and narration.

The Posey House, at 225 N. Oak St., will have a Musical Holiday Open House, featuring David Dawson on the piano, from 2 to 4 p.m.

From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Red, White & Blush will offer wine tasting (must present valid ID).

The annual Downtown Corydon Merchants Christmas parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Parade entries should meet at the Fred Cammack Corydon Farmers Market at 124 S. Mulberry St. The parade will travel west on Chestnut Street from Mulberry Street to Capitol Avenue then continue north on Capitol to Walnut Street.

After the parade, Simmons College will perform on Beaver Street, and there will be an old-fashioned Christmas Sing-a-Long on the square.

Corydon will be aglow at 6:40 p.m. with the simultaneous lighting of the square, community tree and Bicentennial Park.

Pictures with Santa will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrison County Discovery  Center (bring your own camera).

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