The first Victorian Festival of Christmas in Historic Downtown Hannibal was a big success, but it was only the beginning of the Christmas season in America's Hometown.

Holiday-themed activities continue in downtown Hannibal the next two weekends, with the annual Jaycees Christmas parade December 6, and the ever-popular Living Windows competition December 13.

Also going on this week in the life of the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce are the final Leadership Hannibal session Wednesday, and the last Business After Hours of the year Thursday.

Chamber Executive Director McKenzie Disselhorst was a guest on KHMO's Talk Back: