Hundreds of people roamed Main Street in Stevenson last Tuesday night at the city’s third annual Lighting of Main Street. Local businesses decorated their windows for Christmas. Main Street looked like a Christmas card.
“This event seems to bring everyone together, and the feeling as you walk past the windows is almost magical,” said Assistant City Clerk and Stevenson Public Library Director Monica Davis.
All of the shops on Main Street were open, and people were wandering in and out of the local businesses. The stores had door prizes, desserts and other treats, hot chocolate and Christmas cheer.
The Stevenson Public Library had a cookie decorating station, and Santa Claus was there to take pictures with kids young and old. The Michael Scott Learning Center had an arts and crafts station where people could make their own ornaments for the Christmas tree. Jones Light Furniture gave away many great door prizes from their store.
Stevenson’s new party rental facility, Down on Main Street was open Tuesday night. They were showing a Christmas movie on a huge projector at the back of the building.
Further down Main Street, citizens of Stevenson served free hot dogs and chili to the people who attended the event. They also had free hot chocolate, cookies and other treats.
All the antique shops in downtown Stevenson were open for business, and one of them had a photo booth for people to take Christmas card photos.
“The Depot Board did an amazing job organizing this event, and we had lots of help from volunteers,” said Davis, “We love this new tradition in our city, and hope is to continue to grow for years to come!”