The holiday season officially kicks off on Thursday night in Manchester with the Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade.
This event has brought the Christmas spirit to the streets of Manchester since the 1980’s – with the exception of last year due to the pandemic – and the community is looking forward to its return.
That’s Dave Wakefield, who is serving as the interim Manchester Chamber Director. The Chamber hosts the annual event, which features more and more holiday attractions and activities each year.
Keep in the mind – the Static Christmas Parade is stationary (it doesn’t move), with the lit-up floats and vehicles parked downtown on East Main Street. The horse and buggy will run from 5 to 7:30 pm, many of the downtown stores will be open for shopping and Santa will be at F&M Bank to meet children and hear all about their Christmas wishes.
And you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the evening. Thursday night’s Manchester Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade is running twice as long this year – starting at 4:30 pm and ending at 8 pm.
archived photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH