Downtown Vernon gets into the Christmas spirit tonight.
The Carnival of Lights kicks off with twinkling lights, entertainment, food vendors, crafts, games, and local holiday gift ideas at Spirit Square outside City Hall.
Festivities go from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Civic Plaza.
The lights will be turned on in the tradition of Light Up, and will glow each night through Dec. 31. They'll be back on for Vernon Winter Carnival, Feb. 3-12.
The Downtown Vernon Association will also begin its holiday festivities in earnest.
Meet Santa, take advantage of free parking Saturdays and enter your child’s letter to Santa for a chance to win one of 12 $100 'downtown dollar' prizes.