Mayor's Wellness Challenge



   A free community activity every month of the year!

The Mayor’s Wellness Challenge was reimagined in 2017 to celebrate and grow our community spirit over the course of the entire year, with a special event or activity highlighted each month!

We encourage everyone to come out and participate - celebrating together strengthens our community connections, fosters neighborliness, and highlights everything that is great about our city. We look forward to seeing you!

Check back here for all the latest details on monthly activities, or “like” us on Facebook at
Mount Vernon Wellness Challenge.


Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 2, 8am-11am
Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th Street

Don't miss this opportunity to visit with Santa and listen to holiday music in the warm atmosphere of Hillcrest Lodge. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of pancakes and ham and don't forget to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities! Tickets ($5 for all ages) can be purchased at the door.

Free Holiday Movie "Arthur Christmas"
Sunday, December 3, 2:30pm
Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st Street
Community members are invited to a free showing of this holiday film. Thank you to Ken's Hairstyling and the Mount Vernon Downtown Association for sponsoring this event!

Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, December 3, 5pm
1st Street, Downtown Mount Vernon
Enjoy this festive annual event - fun for the whole family! Come to historic downtown 1st Street for the annual Christmas Parade, starting at 5pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony in Pine Square will follow shortly after the parade, around 6pm.


Mayor's Office
910 Cleveland Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
(360) 336-6211