Manchester Christmas Parade

MANCHESTER – Take a nostalgic trip down Elm Street with this year’s Manchester Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The theme for the annual Queen City kick-off to the Christmas season is “Rocking Through the Holidays.”

The parade will begin at 1750 Elm St. and end at the intersection of Elm Street and Lake Avenue/Granite Street.

The streets will be decorated, the storefronts lit up, bands playing music, and, of course, Santa Claus making an appearance.

Serving as grand marshal of the parade will be representatives of Manchester Proud, who will walk with students, teachers, volunteers and community members.

For more details about the parade visit

In addition, the eighth annual Downtown Holiday Market opens today at 10 a.m. and runs through 5:30 p.m. in the Brady Sullivan Building, 1000 Elm St. The artisan market will feature jewelry, glass ornaments, wooden products, baked goods, artwork, clothing and more.

Additional dates are Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13, also from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For details, visit or call 645-6285.