Downtown Window Walk brings holiday cheer
By Star Journal Staff
Businesses will be decking the halls, putting up lights and decorating store windows to kick off the holiday season. Saturday, Nov. 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. the community is invited to shop or stroll downtown, where storefront windows will be transformed with a little holiday magic.
“Last year the holiday parade was canceled due to the lack of entries,” said Lauren Sackett, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Event Coordinator. “We thought we would try something a little different this year to draw people downtown and celebrate the holiday season. The Window Walk idea came from Pastor Rod Ankrom from Calvary Baptist Church. He had seen this event in other communities and we thought we’d give it a try.”
The traditional lighting of the Holiday Tree will take place at Stevensport Square beginning at 6 p.m. Revelers will be treated to hot chocolate, choral performances and an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The event is being held on Small Business Saturday, and Sackett said many of the stores are offering special sales and offering refreshments.
“Nearly every business we talked to will be participating,” Sackett continued. “Shoppers will enjoy premier shopping downtown, while creating special holiday memories with their families. It’s a free event we think will satisfy everyone’s wish lists.”
The Holiday Window Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony are made possible by the City of Rhinelander, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce and the Window Walk committee, Downtown Rhinelander, Inc., Oneida County Tavern League, and Big Daddy’s.
For more information on the Window Walk visit ExploreRhinelander.com or call the Rhinelander Chamber at (715) 365-7464.