CONCORD — This season, wrap up holiday shopping while enjoying the lights and sounds of the season in downtown Concord.
On Friday, Dec. 11, the Concord Community Music School's Songweavers, a women's a cappella chorus, will stroll and carol throughout the downtown area from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Street will come alive with holiday music, piped along Main Street, courtesy of WNHN-LP 94.7, on Friday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The winners of the holiday window decoration contest have been announced. Viking House won best in show; the best use of theme winner was Mark Knipe Goldsmith; Chickadee Lane Interiors won most sparkle; Things are Cooking had the most creative use of merchandise; Little River Oriental Rugs had the best holiday spirit; honorable mention went to Thorne's of Concord; and the judges' choice awards went to Rowland Studio, Bravo Boutique and Taylored Interiors.
More than 50 downtown merchants will stay open late and offer a variety of specials for shoppers. Shop Late dates are Dec. 10, 11, 17, and 18. The Shop Late nights, along with great service and hassle-free shopping in a charming downtown, will bring enjoyment as well as a chance to find just the right holiday gifts before Santa arrives.
There is still time to participate in the Win the Window Passport to Winning contest. Shoppers are invited to visit dozens of downtown stores to complete their passport and to be entered into the raffle to "Win the Window." The fabulous raffle packages, featuring donated gift cards and items from downtown businesses, are on display at NH Federal Credit Union on North Main Street. Winners will be drawn on Dec. 16.
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