Home for the Holidays is Sunday in Vermillion

Home for the Holidays is Sunday in Vermillion An employee of the city of Vermillion's Electric Department hangs a large Christmas wreath, green garland and a bright red holiday banner on a Cherry Street light pole. Holiday decorations put in place by the city, by Vermillion businesses, and by some homeowners are the only sign that Christmas will soon be here, thanks to an unusually mild, snow-free fall season in the region. by David Lias Downtown Main Street in Vermillion will be a busy place Sunday as retailers hold their Home for the Holidays Open House from noon to 5 p.m.

At noon, Santa Claus will arrive by horse-drawn sleigh downtown and will visit with children from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of Community First State Bank.

All afternoon, shops will be open, sleigh rides will start in front of Community First State Bank and carolers will be strolling the streets and filling the air with holiday music.

A free movie, All I Want for Christmas, will be shown at the Vermillion Theater at 1 and 3 p.m.

Tours will be offered at the Austin-Whittemore House and the Washington Street Art Center will have their �Glad Tidings Art Sale� featuring original art by local and regional artists.

James Meger, nationally known artist, will be at Tigert Art Gallery to sign his works including his new print Holy Night.

For parents� shopping convenience, the Vermillion Public Library will offer free baby-sitting from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Over 40 guests from the Newcastle, NE area will be in Vermillion Sunday afternoon to enjoy the holiday festivities. At 5 p.m. Santa will flip the switch to light Vermillion�s Christmas decorations.

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