Manchester Window Walk Spreads Holiday Cheer

A huge crowd turned out for the Manchester Window Walk Thursday night, with people walking up and down the streets of downtown Manchester checking out all sorts of festive activities. It was the debut of the Static Christmas Parade, which drew several floats ranging from GNB’s tiny car wrapped in white lights to Sherman’s Pumpkin Farm’s “Polar Express” train. The floats sat still in the street lit up with Christmas lights while people walked around them. Manchester Chamber Director Jack Klaus says it was a hit.

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The Delaware County Master Gardeners had a float in the Static Christmas Parade too. Ross Schneider says they enjoyed being part of it.

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There were Christmas carolers, animals and a puppet show, as well as free S’mores, chili and hot chocolate to keep everyone warm. Several downtown businesses featured live window scenes, including an life-sized elf in the window of Thompson Shoes who had people looking twice. And there was a LONG line for Santa and Mrs. Claus, with kids and their parents waiting outside F&M Bank and down the block… The kids were excited to tell Santa a few things on their Christmas wish list…

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Lee Rowan of Earlville says he already sent his list off to Santa…

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His mom, Marcie Rowan, was having a great night with her kids at the Window Walk.

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Many people were taking advantage of the stores being open late… Jackie Mormann, the owner of The Bread Basket in downtown Manchester, says a lot of people stopped in to warm up and get something to eat.

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Klaus says the Chamber Committee couldn’t be happier with how the night went…

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(Photos by KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker)