Living Windows set for Dec. 6

For more than 25 years, the Downtown Association has sponsored Living Windows as a special way to celebrate the holidays downtown. The tradition continues this year with an even bigger and better event. It will take place from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6.

Various community groups will perform in the windows of the stores and businesses downtown as well as many of the street corners. New Christmas lights will be debuted on the buildings. Santa will be present and his elves will be giving out candy canes in front of the Cole County Courthouse. There will again be hayrides with a change in venue this year to give a very special ride around our state Capitol. The governor and the first lady of Missouri will also be welcoming tours at the Governor’s Mansion.

The area is expanding, going down Madison, Monroe and Adams streets to accommodate the thousands of visitors who want to participate. Many of the churches in the area are also participating this year. The Trolley Company will be providing rides from the state and city parking lots making it easier to get in and out of the area.

One of the exciting new aspects of the evening will be the maps of the performances that will be available in the special holiday insert to be published in November and the online mapping and information to be posted by the end of October.

If your group wants to perform, you should contact Donna Deetz at 619-4377 or Information and registration forms are also available at

If you have already made arrangements to perform in a particular business or location, please contact Deetz as well so that this information can be posted to the online website and in the News Tribune insert.


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