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November 21, 2013

Strolling into the holiday season

DUNCAN — Needing to begin or finish up your Christmas shopping? Main Street Duncan’s Holiday Stroll is a great time to do so.

Businesses along Main will stay open late and serve refreshments at this event, which is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. This is also when the red and green Christmas lights on the street’s poles get lit up after dark.

“It’s hard to believe this time of year is here again,” said Tammy Johnson, Main Street Duncan director. “Everyone is excited.”

Merchants on both sides of Main adorn their shops with Christmas scenes and goods and some even offer specials to shoppers on this evening. Through loud speakers, holiday tunes play for all to hear.

The newest attraction to this joyful event is the World’s Largest Human Snow Globe. It is exactly what it sounds like. Visitors can climb inside the globe, which will be located inside Wiseley Homes and Pools at the corner of 9th and Main.

“For a donation, we’ll take their photo with their phone or camera,” Johnson said. “I’ve had a lot of people ask if they can bring their dogs, but people can’t bring animals (into the globe).”

Along with the globe, Holiday Stroll will feature carriage rides, a Greek food vendor and Christmas shopping. The weather is expected to be chilly, not even reaching the 50s, so not much would be better than downing some warm food and curling up with loved ones for a horse-drawn carriage ride.

“Santa will be here giving candy to the kids,” said Johnson.

Bob Harris will again put on the suit of the jolly character.

The Holiday Stroll is one event put on by the Main Street organization which brings much business to the downtown retail merchants. On top of this, Johnson said the Main Street Cash Mob will be striking one lucky business.

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