Madison County is welcoming the Christmas season with Beautiful Light Up Madison on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thanks to the Madison Kiwanis Club, this event is made possible. The evening will begin with booths, activities, fun games, and a Christmas performance by the girls at Becky's Dance Steps Studio at 4:45 p.m., following the lighting of the Christmas trees along SW Range Street at 5:45 p.m. Madison County Community Bank is sponsoring the trees. Following the lighting of the Christmas trees, there will be a jolly parade at 6 p.m. and free hay rides at 6:30 p.m. in Four Freedoms Park, along with Winter Wonderland and a movie in the park at 6:30 p.m. In addition, Downtown shopping will begin at 5 p.m. and continue through the evening until 8 p.m. Join Madison County and show your Christmas spirit! Everyone is invited to attend this family-friendly event. For more information on parade entries, contact Deena Hames at (850) 869-0895 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade applications are due by Nov. 27. For entertainment and activities information, contact Joanne Von Stetina at (850) 673-7427 or email@example.com. For food vendor opportunities, contact Linda Hesketh at (850) 445-7496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.