Mark your calendars for Saturday to take part in this year’s Luminance kickoff along with its many activities.

Several activities are planned for Saturday as the City of Edmond kicks off Luminance for the holiday season.

There will be a marketplace with pop-up shops and food trucks, a tree lighting ceremony and announcement of the winning essays in the Mayor’s Essay Contest.

Merry Marketplace is from 2-8 p.m. Saturday with the following:

• Santa photos, 2-4 p.m.;

• Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus, 2-4 p.m. (while supplies last);

• Make & Take Holiday-Themed Craft, 2-8 p.m. (while supplies last);

• Letter to Santa – 2-8 p.m. (while postcards last);

• The Fonts Band performs from 2:30-4:30 p.m.;

• The Grinch and Snow Globe Ballerina, 4-5 p.m.; and

• Dog/Owner ugly sweater contest – 5 p.m.

Luminance Kick-Off 5-8p.m.

• Frosty the Snowman & Gingerbread people, 5-8 p.m.;

• The Police Department will be handing out candy canes from 5-8 p.m.; 

• The YMCA will handing out free hot chocolate from 5-8 p.m.;

• Elves from the Fine Arts Institute’s theatre program will be handing out (free glowsticks while supplies last);

• Programs for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5-6 p.m.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be from 5:30 – 6 p.m.

Programing includes the Mayors Essay Winners, Fine Arts Institute Youth Choir, Edmond Ice Rink’s crowning of Ice Prince and Princess by Mrs. Edmond, and then lighting of the Park.

• Santa Photos from 6-8 p.m.; 

• Make and Take Christmas Craft (Picture Frames) and color sheets with crayon sheets, 5:30-8 p.m.; and

• Edmond Fire Department is hosting a new or gently used coat drive for the Edmond Elementary Schools from 5-8 p.m.

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