TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Miracle on 7th kicked off in downtown Terre Haute on Friday.

The annual Christmas event kicked off with vendors, food, and all things Christmas on Wabash Avenue.

The event benefits a number of local nonprofits that provide food to those in need. The event will go again on Saturday starting at noon. The celebration will wrap up with the Light Your Way Parade.

Eric Schatz is the owner of Schatz Wood and Iron and has set-up at this event for years. He said that it’s a magical event.

“I’ve been doing this event for quite a few years and it’s a great event for Terre Haute and I’m glad to be here to represent local artists,” Schatz said.