Fitchburg businesses near the Verona Road corridor, as well as entities in the neighboring city of Verona, will “jingle and mingle” for a holiday event Dec. 8.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, will be at a variety of locations. It’s meant to encourage patronage at businesses near the Verona Road construction, a project that began in 2014 with work near the Beltline in Madison and is expected to continue through 2020 with construction in Fitchburg.

Different businesses such as Hy-Vee, Wisconsin Bank & Trust and Yahara Bay Distillers in Fitchburg and Verona will host events like visits with Santa, strolling carolers, ornament and craft-making, horse carriage rides, live reindeer and an ice sculpture demonstration.

The full schedule of events and the respective locations can be found at

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