Johnston County kicks off Christmas season with living window walk, tree lighting

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 6:51 PM CST
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Tishomingo and the rest of Johnston County kicked off the Christmas season Wednesday night with its Christmas tree lighting and annual living window walk.

The city hosted its living windows walk, an event where people dress up and act out different Christmas scenes in the store front windows along Main Street.

Troy Golden, the owner of Houser Furniture, said he likes how the annual tradition brings the community together.

"The kids come out, really a small town atmosphere," Golden said. "It's a neat thing to see."

And every year brings new scenes.

"Some years it may be carolers or a band or Santa Clause or Mrs. Santa, a family making cookies around a stove," Golden said. "You never know what you're going to get until you get here."

Organizer Janis Stewart said there were more than 30 windows for visitors to view, all put on by volunteers.

"There's no cash prizes or anything," Stewart said. "It's just bragging rights but we have a little competition going with our windows so they're very good."

Jordyn Frazier with the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce said this event is the first in a series for the county including Breakfast with Santa on Sat. Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Murray State College and the Johnston County Christmas parade on Sat. Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.