A view of "Living Windows" in downtown Jefferson City as taken from a rooftop a few years ago (file photo courtesy of Jefferson City Downtown Association)

Mayor: record turnout expected at Living Windows in Jefferson City

A view of “Living Windows” in downtown Jefferson City as taken from a rooftop a few years ago (file photo courtesy of Jefferson City Downtown Association)

Mild weather has prompted Jefferson City’s mayor to predict a record turnout for tonight’s “Living Windows” event downtown.

Organizers have previously predicted more than 3,000 people.

The event is one of the most popular events of the year in Jefferson City. Living Windows is tonight from 6-9, and candlelight tours at the Governor’s Mansion will be offered from 6 until 8.

The event includes Santa Claus, reindeer, carriage rides, hayrides and plenty of food and drink. The tree lighting ceremony on the Governor’s Mansion lawn will start at 6: the 30-foot Norway spruce was donated by Columbia’s Steve and Carla Leible. Carla is the general manager at Zimmer Radio in mid-Missouri.

Singers and dance groups will be performing in downtown storefronts all evening.

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