The Andover Townsman
---- — The shops of downtown Andover are decking their halls and checking their stock in preparation for Holiday Happenings 2013.
The Andover Business Community Association hosts the holiday tradition on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. all along Main Street.
The event offers the perfect opportunity to shop for everyone on your holiday list, with the local businesses offering extra cheer and enjoyment to complete the festive experience.
Main Street will be closed to traffic for the evening to allow shoppers to meander from storefront to storefront while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying other holiday treats.
The event kicks off with Mrs. Claus, the elves and Treble Chorus welcoming shoppers at Enterprise Bank starting at 5 p.m.
The tree lighting ceremony is set for 6:15 p.m. at the TD Bank Courtyard.
Horse-drawn carriage rides will be departing from the Andover Village Square lot from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Throughout the evening, there will be family fun, musical ensembles and crafts at TD Bank and musical entertainment on the stage across from Royal Jewelers. And don’t forget to save a little time for some dancing with Santa at Old Town Hall.
As its gift to the community, the Andover Historical Society is waiving the admission fee to its Tree Time exhibit for the evening.
For more information on all the activities, visit the Andover Business Community Association website at www.andoverbusiness.org.