Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Opening

November 24, 1971, N-M Daily Northwestern
Needless to say, it's that time of year when that jolly old elf returns to visit children and get his lists ready, cash registers ring, and hopefully, the spirit of giving also rings true for consumers.  Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and it was true back in 1971 when local downtown merchants welcomed nightly shopping on a more regular basis with turkey drawings, Christmas chorales, and of course, the fire truck arrival of Santa on what was to become known as Black Friday. 

1 comment:

  1. Christmas in Menasha as a kid. Wonderful memories. I was mesmerized by the lighted plastic decorations that graced the downtown menasha light poles in the late 1960s. All us boys dreamed of getting a brand new schwinn sting ray for Christmas.