The Manchester community came together Thursday night to celebrate the holidays with the Chamber’s annual Window Walk.
Downtown businesses featured live window scenes as shoppers made their way in and out of the stores. Animals could be found at the end of South Franklin Street as part of the Cornerstone Community Church’s live nativity scene. And you could treat yourself to some free cookies, chili and hot chocolate. Dave Smith was with the Manchester Rotary Club, who was serving up S’mores over a campfire.
The Static Christmas Parade became part of the event a few years ago, and this year, it featured eleven entries parked up and down East Main Street with vehicles and floats lit up in Christmas lights. People were invited to vote for their favorite parade entry with a monetary donation. Ashley Brehme from Brehme Drug said that was reason enough to enter a float this year.
And the Manchester Fire Department had their ladder truck in the parade, all decked out in Christmas lights. Firefighter Tony Ede says the Window Walk just gets you in the Christmas spirit.
Mark your calendars for next year’s Window Walk on December 5th, 2019.
(photos by Janelle Tucker, KMCH)