EPB Opens Holiday Windows At Downtown Headquarters

Monday, November 25, 2013

EPB will unveil its holiday windows Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.

The EPB holiday windows have been a Chattanooga tradition for more than 60 years. This year Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will join the EPB team for the event at the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which will include balloons and candy for children.  

Angela Taylor, EPB manager of Resource planning, has lead the holiday windows project for three years. “It’s amazing, the amount of talent that helped put our 2013 holiday windows together," Ms. Taylor said. “This is EPB’s way of giving something special to the community for the holidays.”

Dozens of EPB “elves” have been working the last few weeks to design and create holiday scenes that warm the heart. Seven windows, facing Market and Broad Streets, will have their own scenes that portray fellowship, family and commitment to the community, said officials. 

The holiday windows will feature moving characters, dozens of Christmas trees and thousands of energy efficient LED lights. They will remain open for the community to enjoy through Jan. 2.


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