Christmas spirit filled the streets of downtown Statesboro Friday.
The annual First Friday Christmas Celebration brought thousands of people downtown.
Stores stayed open late as part of the fun. The downtown Farmers Market also offered plenty to buy.
The evening featured the annual chili cook off and live entertainment.
"It shows what new businesses are here and reminds people of the restaurants that are here," said Allen Muldrew of Downtown Statesboro Development. "If they haven't been here in a while, it may be a shock."
Dal Cannady was the emcee and the official starter for the 5k Road Race.
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