Lisbon’s Holiday Jubilee to take place Saturday Dec. 8

Lisbon’s Holiday Jubilee has activities throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning with Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, at 9 a.m. at the Lisbon History Center, 102 East Main St., Lisbon. This will be followed by a performance by the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater, “A Magical Winter’s Night,” at 10 a.m. at the Lisbon Public Library, 101 E. Main Street, Lisbon. Other holiday activities in Lisbon that day include a craft workshop at the library, and an Open House with Cookie Decorating at Southeast Linn Community Center, 108 S. Washington St.

Below is a complete list of upcoming holiday events in Mount Vernon and Lisbon.





Shop Small Saturday

November 24th

9am –4pm           

Live music @ First Street Community Center

Drawings and giveaways at Shop Small Saturday HQ located at 100 1st Street SW

Holiday Shopping with special discounts & treats at individual merchants.

Early Bird Bonus Prize, 1st 25 Shoppers at “HQ” will be eligible for an “Early Bird”

                $100 bonus prize sponsored by Kae Apothecary


Crafters Market and Home Business Expo @ the First Street Gym


Nov 6th-Dec 1st               

during Business Hours

Hometown Holidays’ Basket Silent Auction


Nov 25th-Dec 26th          

during Business Hours

“Animenagerie,” animatronic window displays in several 1st Street buildings


Tuesday, Nov 27th                             


WMT’s Stuff the Bus, Bring new toys, games, canned food, or cash to Bauman’s. Items

to be donated to SE Linn Community Center



Thursday, Nov 29th           



5pm: Help Santa light up the First Street Community Center

5-7 p.m. Soup Supper and a cookie walk at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church

5-7:30 pm: Praise Team Outreach carolers stroll through town

5 – 8pm: Business Open House, visit local businesses, enjoy live music, snacks and begin your

                holiday shopping

Trolley and Train Rides-sponsored by Meridith Hoffman, Iowa Realty

Luminary Light Display

Decorate a dog bone ornament at Zoe’s Pet Deli

Get your magic reindeer food and visit with live reindeer on the lawn of the First Street

Community Center sponsored by Hills Bank

International Life presents Multicultural Holidays Celebration at Cornell College’s

                Stoner House, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life, Cornell College

Visit with the Lisbon Mount Vernon Ambulance Service at the old fire station

5-8pm at the First Street Community Center (221 1st St. SE: Cookie Decorating, sponsored by

                                Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation

Arts Fest, “Dance on a Starry Night” presented by Mount Vernon elementary and high

school art students at the First Street Community Center gym

5:30-6:30pm: Living Window at Palisades Café, sponsored by Dance Arts Iowa

5:30-8pm: Pictures with Santa, treats, window displays and MVHS Carolers @ Mount Vernon

                Bank, sponsored by Mount Vernon Bank

6pm: Holiday Music by Heart Consort Music Students at MV Presbyterian Church – Reception to


6:15 pm & 7pm: Live Nativity at the Gazebo in Memorial Park, with hot chocolate and cookies at

                the Visitor Center, sponsored by St Paul Lutheran Church

6:30 & 7:15 pm at the First Street Community Center (221 1st St. NE): “Holiday Tidings” from

Dance Arts Iowa @ Uptown Theatre

Thursday-Saturday, Nov 29th—Dec 1st                        

Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale at MV City Hall Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 9-3pm


Friday, Nov. 30

                4:30 to 6 p.m.       Santa at Bridge Community Bank

                7 p.m.                     “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” performed by Odyssey Theatre at Mount

Vernon District Auditorium, 525 Palisades Road SW



Saturday, Dec 1st                               

2 pm “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Performance by Odyssey Theatre at Mount Vernon

District Auditorium            


Sunday, Dec 2nd

7:30 pm: Cornell College Choir, college organist, and Professor Lisa Hearne lead the singing of

seasonal carols.


Tuesday, Dec 4th                               

6:30-7:30 pm: Advent and Christmas lessons, carols, and prayers and a holiday message by

Cornell’s Chaplain on hope and Divine love in difficult times


Thursday, Dec 6th                                              

11am-1pm: Project 60 Senior Dinner (60 years old or better) at Lisbon Community School


Lisbon Holiday Jubilee

Saturday Dec. 9th:

9am – Noon: Breakfast with Mrs. Claus at the Lisbon History Center

9am – Noon (while supplies last): Christmas Cookies for Christ – United Methodist Church of

                Lisbon will be selling cookies by the plate full outside the Lisbon History Center               

9 a.m. to 1 pm: – Ornament Making Workshop at the Lisbon Library

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Open House and Cookie Decorating at SE Linn Community Center


Information on these and other Mount Vernon-Lisbon events is available at


About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.


Mount Vernon was named one of America’s “10 Coolest Small Towns” by Budget Travel magazine in October of 2009. More information is available at


About Main Street

The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.


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