One of the best moments that occurs in Peddler’s Village every year is the Grand Illumination Celebration. On November 16th at precisely 6:15 pm, the entirety of Peddler’s Village will be lit up with hundreds of dazzling Christmas lights. This year, Santa Claus himself and CBS3 Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Kate Bilo will have the honor of flipping the switch. Throughout the evening there will live entertainment from local artists. Additionally, there will complimentary hot chocolate and everything you need to roast marshmallows. November 16th is also the start of Merchant’s Open House weekend, which means that select stores will have extended hours. Plus, they will more than happy to offer advice on finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There will also be special holiday-themed food and drinks available at the restaurants and food trucks of Peddler’s Village. Kick off your holidays and get a jumpstart on holiday shopping by attending the Grand Illumination Celebration.