Steve Cox strings Christmas lights on lamp posts along Wallace Street Monday morning. Parks department employees have been busy decorating the downtown core over the last week in preparation for Moonlight Madness on Friday.

Moonlight Madness returns Dec. 2

Stores will remain open until 10 p.m. as activities take place in Memorial Park

Hope’s largest annual shopping event takes over the downtown core on Friday.

Stores will remain open until 10 p.m. offering a variety of deals on items for Moonlight Madness.

The event also features a tree lighting ceremony, hay rides with Santa, and a visit from Frosty and Rudolph in Memorial Park. These festivities kick off at 7 p.m. Hay rides are sponsored by the Hope Lions Club and start at the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce tent.