The streets of downtown Manteno were filled with cheer Saturday as residents, businesses and families participated in the 9th Annual Christmas in Manteno.

Many visited shops for the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business Walk, took photos with Santa and watched live performances from local students and performing acts. Attendees could also view a live ice sculpture demonstration, walk through Christmas Tree Lane and watch the Lighting of Main Street Ceremony.

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