Hancock set for Nordic-style Christmas Walk

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Carol Freeman of the Hancock Business and Professionals Association described the annual Hancock Christmas Walk to the City Council last Wednesday.

HANCOCK — Carol Freeman of the Hancock Business and Professionals Association addressed the Hancock City Council last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming 39th annual Christmas Walk on Friday from 6-8 p.m.

There are a number of activities to look forward to during the celebration, she said. The theme this year is “A Nordic Style White Christmas.”

Many downtown businesses will be decorated and open, she said, with many handing out goodies.

“The businesses in Hancock will be offering appetizers,” Freeman said. “And something we’re doing this year is to try to get people in town to go to businesses to register for a prize from that particular business, just that Friday night,”

The Hancock Fire Department will be coordinating Santa Claus’s annual visit to the City Hall, she said, because “Santa’s a busy guy” and needs the help.

Santa will be on hand to turn on the lights of the display across Quincy Street from the City Hall in the park.

“Shelly Lucchessi has been working on that,” said Freeman, “and it looks just wonderful.”

Freeman said there will be dog sled rides on Quincy Green and horse-drawn wagon rides through the downtown.

There will also be cookie decorating at the City Hall, small gifts for children while supplies last and opportunities for pictures with Santa.

Family dogs are welcome in the Merry Mutts Parade in which people dress up their dogs and donate $1 to the Copper Country Humane Society for the entry fee.

During the Christmas Walk, many businesses will be giving out coupons redeemable on the following day for Small Business Saturday, during which shoppers will receive 10 percent off one item with the coupon, to encourage shopping locally.