CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – This Saturday is the 45th annual Sparkle in Corning's Gaffer District!

WENY News sat down with Coleen Fabrizi with the Gaffer District this afternoon for a live interview and a look ahead at the annual event.

Market Street will be shut down for part of the day on Saturday as 30 Gaffer District businesses and 50 vendors take the street. Sparkle runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.

There are several free activities for the community to enjoy. Santa Claus will be there in his Crystal house from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will also be live reindeer, face painting, and horse and wagon rides. Rides are $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be a variety of live entertainment throughout the night on Centerway Stage.

Fabrizi says Sparkle gives the community the opportunity to experience the Christmas magic through small local businesses.

As a way to celebrate 45 years, the Gaffer District made an effort to focus on handmade gifts. Vendors will be mostly focuses on handmade gifts this year.