Lighted Tractor Parade returns to Manchester

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MANCHESTER — Colorful holiday cheer filled the streets of Manchester during the town's annual Lighted Tractor Parade on Saturday night.

Roughly 22 floats participated in the Lighted Tractor Parade, according to parade judge Nikki Dexter, who works with Manchester's Parks and Recreation Department. Each tractor and float brought its own holiday themed aesthetic to the lineup, and the parade was the second event in this year's lineup of Manchester Merriment activities.

Revelers on some floats passed out candy and other treats to children as they paraded down the streets, and the Grinch and Santa Claus made an appearance throughout the parade as well.

Area businesses, organizations, and schools participated in the parade, including Long Trail School, The Northshire Special Olympics, Kilburn's Convenience Store, and many more.

Judges and a viewing stand were set up on Main Street, with three judges from the community. Cash prizes, courtesy of Dorr Oil Company, were granted to tractors with the Best Use of Lights, the Best Float, and to the Best Nonprofit.

Northshire Special Olympics was voted as the Best Nonprofit. Nicholl's Property Maintenance was voted as having the Best Use of Lights, and the Best Float overall was awarded to The Hampton Inn, Dexter said.

Upcoming events in the Manchester Merriments celebration are a Holiday Historic Inn tour on December 9 and the Manchester Lions Elf Express Train on December 16 and 17. For a complete listing of events visit: manchesterlifemagazine.com/merriment

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