From The Archives: 1989 Downtown Holiday Displays

  This story originally aired in December of 1989.
  Weatherman Pete Porter takes us to the new Holiday Window Display in downtown Chattanooga.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee purchaed the old Miller Brother’s department store in downtown Chattanoga in 1986, and this holiday season has revived the Miller tradition of Christmas displays.Bob Ledso former Miller Brothers designer who prepared the displays for twenty five years staged the displays for Blue Cross Blue Shield and is glad the tradition has been revived. "Well it just sort of brings back another era that’s to me, has been gone. Downtown is beutified and they pretty trees and wide sidewalks, but there’s no windows, there’s nobody there to look at anything.It just reallydid something to me and just brought back memories of twenty twenty-five years ago"  This timely holiday display makes for good veiwing during the day, but at night it is especially beautiful. "it’s pretty , its nice to have it back. I remember looking at them when I was a child. It’s nice fun to come downtown and look at the decorations, it really is. I wanted her to come by and see them." The christmas scenes eighteen in all, will remain on display through December twenty-sixth, and are in operation daily from seven am to eleven pm.Indeed well worth a trip downtown.Pete Porter News Center 12.

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