McArthur’s annual Christmas in Downtown celebration will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The parade will commence at 6 p.m., followed by a ceremonial tree lighting and Santa Claus at the Vinton County Courthouse. Several local crafters and vendors will line the streets of downtown McArthur, and many downtown businesses will offer refreshments and door prizes.

Attendees may start by visiting the Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 104 West Main St., to pick up programs, which will include a complete list of activities. Committee members will be available to answer questions. To participate as a local business or organization, or to receive more information, call or text Melissa Hammond at 740-804-0110.