Before the holiday season can officially begin, there are two things that have to happen. First, your town has to set up and adorn its holiday tree. Secondly, Santas must jingle his way into town to start taking orders from little ones on the Nice List. The town of Manchester will be able to check both of these items off the holiday to-do list after the Downtown Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa on Thursday, November 30th.
A week after Thanksgiving, the town gets ready for the next round of holidays by setting the downtown aglow with its beautifully embellished tree. After the tree lighting, Santa rolls into town aboard a local fire truck, waving to his adoring fans along the way. Your family will find other costumed holiday characters at the event, as well as gifts for purchase and food and drink. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m.