Magic of Christmas

Queen City lights up streets, storefronts for parade

December 02. 2015 2:01PM

The Magic of Christmas marches into the Queen City at 4 p.m. Saturday with decked-out floats, decorated streets, lit storefronts and, of course, an appearance by the North Pole’s jolly man in red.

This year’s parade will step off from Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm St., and end at the intersection of Elm Street and Lake Avenue/Granite Street.

“With the expansion of decorations in downtown, including Christmas trees at both 900 and 1000 Elm Street, we know that it will be easy to kick off the Christmas season,” said Sara Beaudry, executive director for Intown Manchester. “We have about 80 participants in this year’s parade.”

Manchester Police Department Chief Nick Willard will serve as grand marshal of the Christmas Parade, and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas also will be on hand on a float during the parade.

New Horizons for New Hampshire has been chosen at the spotlighted charity of the holiday event.

In addition, Intown Manchester has announced the Downtown Holiday Market, inside the Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and again Thursdays, Dec. 10 and 17, as well as 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

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