Events in the downtown holiday celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in Washington Park with a live Nativity scene enacted by the pupils of the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School.
The Impact Program for drug-free schools will sponsor caroling at 6:45 p.m.
Official forms for the house decoration contest can be picked up at the city clerk's office and the Department of Development office in City Hall.
The merchants in the area are sponsoring a "Search for Santa." Shoppers who spot a Santa wearing a "Discover Dunkirk" T-shirt and holding a gift, will receive the gift. A different merchant will have the Santa each day.
The Committee to Revitalize Downtown is coordinating the events.