Hannibal’s last downtown event before COVID hit a year ago becomes the first major event of the new year as COVID is hopefully on its way out.

The 11th annual Chocolate Extravaganza is underway in the historic district through Sunday.

The weekend features specials on chocolate-themed items in dozens of businesses along Main Street.

The best way to take full advantage of the specials is to purchase your passport for the weekend. You can purchase your passport on the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council website, or go to the Mark Twain Dinette food trailer on North Main through Saturday and to the Dinette itself Sunday.

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