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Light Up Vermilion!

Light Up Vermilion finds our delightful small town decorated with sparkling lights, Christmas decorations, beautiful storefronts, festive window displays and holiday cheer welcoming you to an evening of extended shopping hours, shopper’s specials, refreshments and more. You’ll love shopping local in our “Small Town by A Great Lake.” Most stores will remain open until 8PM and our restaurants and wine bars will be waiting to serve you, too.

Add to the night by attending the Vermilion Music Association’s joyous Annual Christmas Concert at Ritter Public Library at 7PM. it’s free and everyone is welcome. Be sure to leave time before or after for dinner, drinks or dessert (or all three) at one of our local restaurants.

We have a panel of judges traveling through town to pick their favorite display, winner of $250 and a Main Street membership. You can vote for your favorite decorated storefront via our mobile voting app (to be launched the night of the event). The winner will receive a $125 Main Street Vermilion membership and the benefits that can help small business grow.


Dress up your storefront and be eligible to win the Judges’ Choice prize of $250 in cash and a 2019 Main Street Vermilion Membership ($125 value) or the LUV Fan Favorite, determined by a mobile voting app and your 2019 Main Street Membership ($125 value) and the benefits it delivers.

Why should you participate? You could win! More importantly, you’re helping to create a festive, creative and welcoming atmosphere for your customers and visitors. Main Street will be promoting the event through print and social media and when you register, we’ll list your store or business in our promotions.

How can I participate? Complete and submit the form below. Commit to decorating your storefront and staying open for extended shopping hours on December 6th (5-8PM). When you register, we’ll give you a Light Up Vermilion window decal to help promote the evening.

Have your storefront decorated for judging no later than the start of business on Thursday, December 6th. Judges will be visiting that night and shoppers will be voting with our special mobile voting app (to be announced). Winners will be announced after 8PM that evening on the Main Street Facebook page and website.

Register today and start thinking about how to make your storefront and business stand out this holiday season! CONTEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 19, 2018.

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