Joplin has a window decorating contest for downtown businesses, and their city hall features a series of large window displays, some of which are animated. They unveil them all at once, and it's apparent such things are just as magical for children today as they were when such things were more common.
Some downtown residents add to the festivities with their own decorations. These folks can look down onto the windows in city hall, which must be lovely.
Many of the downtown businesses are decorated. It's very festive and lends a wonderful feel to being in the heart of the city.
The lamp posts are all decorated, too.
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