The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for shopping! North Manchester welcomes you to join local retailers for the annual Holiday Open Houses scheduled for Friday,
November 9th, Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th. The participating businesses are as follows: At Home Again, Cottage Creations Florist & Gifts, The Creative Stitch, Harting Furniture Gallery, Hire’s Gifts & Electronics, Seifert’s High 5 Sports, Main View Inn, Nordmann’s Nook, One World Handcrafts, KenapocoMocha Coffee and Pastry Shoppe, Modern Impressions, Tiki Hut Tanning, Alco, Pizza Hut, and Manchester Marketplace. Please check individual stores for dates of participation and hours. Come and browse their holiday product display, seasonal specials, and more. “It is the hope of the Chamber to encourage people to shop local,” said Executive Director Tim McLaughlin. “Many of our stores and retailers are primed with all kinds of things that would make for fantastic Christmas ideas. Our retailers report year after year that many people come from as far as Fort Wayne to spend a day shopping in North Manchester and we want to encourage our local consumers to do the same,” added McLaughlin. “The Chamber encourages everyone to spend some time in our local retail stores over this three day event to take advantage of many great savings.”
“We are also encouraging businesses to light up the downtown area with white lights in their windows as well this holiday season. Since we won’t have the option of having our typical snowflakes on the streetlight poles, it is our hope to light up the town this way,” McLaughlin added. “Having the lights up prior to the November 9th open houses would give our town a nice, unified look as we welcome out of town shoppers into our community,” he added.
The Holiday Open House weekend is sponsored by the Retail Committee, a division of the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce @ 982-7644.