Family friendly, fun activities including story telling by local celebrity readers in store front windows, automated train rides, a caricature artist creates your likeness, the Bowdish train display, hot, delicious food and holiday crafts & games. A huge ice sculpture. Come with your cameras and watch this creation take form. Children's crafts can be made under both big tents. The Original Brass Ensemble will also be playing holiday tunes there. Strolling Victorian carolers. Holiday street decorations and the Community Christmas Tree are officially lighted just prior to the parade at 7 p.m. The parade is filled with live music, floats, marching units, fire trucks and the arrival of Santa atop a BVFC truck. At his cottage, Santa meets and listens to each child as they share their gift list and then receive a box of sweets from Mrs. Claus. Downtown stores are open late to start the holiday shopping season. Many have door prizes & specials for this night only!