The festival features three craft and vendor shows, Santa’s Zoo, ice and log sculpturing, Children’s Lunch with Santa, national and international entertainment headlining with a Country Music Concert featuring Blackhawk, and the new Young Country Concert featuring Faren Rachels. Other activities include Holiday Hounds on Parade and children’s activities. Evening festivities begin with a spectacular fireworks display, followed by the largest Parade of Lights in the Midwest. Illuminated with thousands of lights, fire trucks, floats, parade balloons, cartoon characters, farm implements, bands and marching groups join in lighted displays that entertain nearly two hours. Ethnic foods served by restaurants and vendors.