MANCHESTER, NH – After a day of steady drizzle, the rain clouds dried up just in time for Saturday’s annual holiday parade. Floats and community organizations made their way down Elm Street, which was lined with residents who came out for the light show and holiday spirit – and to get a glimpse at Santa and Mrs. Claus, who brought up the rear of the parade, riding in style in a vintage fire truck.
The parade, which got started at about 4 p.m., was preceded by the annual Santa Claus Shuffle foot race, which drew thousands of runners dressed in Santa suits to conquer the three-mile course. The race, organized by Millennium Running, is a family-friendly event that welcomes racers of all ages. Race results can be found here.