One great thing about the holidays here in downtown is seeing folks out and about having Holiday meals with friends and loved ones at one of our great restaurants or shopping for the perfect gift at our unique retail shops!
Way back when (okay, 1963 isn’t that long ago) residents from Manchester’s past had the same idea! I pulled images from the Manchester Historic Association’s archives from 1912, 1916 and 1963. Check out the line of people outside of Benton’s Department! There’s even a Santa towards the right! And I love the candid shots of people walking with their purchases in their arms in those fantastic coats!!!
Enjoy the pictures below and be sure to #shoplocal this holiday season at one of our fabulous shops downtown or at our Holiday Market today, Dec 10th, until 5:30pm or this Saturday, Dec 12th from 9am-2pm!