Main Street Merriment in Downtown Murray
Updated: Dec 19, 2019
It's the time of the year where the magic of Christmas is sprinkled in every corner of downtown Murray. Holiday excitement is on the rise, and this year we have a few new additions up our sleeve for Murray Main Street's annual event, Main Street Merriment, sponsored by Kenlake Foods. Here's a list of what to expect during the weekend of December 6-8!
For the first time in Murray history, community members are invited to bring their friends and family to join us on the ice! The Murray Bank Ice Skating Rink will be open for three days, December 6-8 at the intersection of 5th and Maple Street. Skaters are welcome to skate for a full hour with a small fee of $10. Skates are included in the fee and spots are limited. Times are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Register here to reserve your time on the ice!
Continuing throughout the weekend is the Holiday Farmers Market. Vendors from the Downtown Murray Farmers Market gather during this weekend to sell their baked goods and handcrafted items just in time for the holiday shopping season. The market will be in two locations this year, 412 Main Street and 109 S. 4th Street. Vendors will be set up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14.
Main Street Merriment officially begins at
5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. Locals gather around, singing carols and await the tree to illuminate the corner of 5th and Maple St. on the courthouse lawn.
Following the Community Christmas Tree Lighting is various activities spread throughout the court square.
Jingle bell necklaces at Shane Lee
Petting zoo at the intersection of 6th and Main
Reindeer food at A Good Thing Consignment
Letters to Santa at Ladybug's Boutique
Candy cane scavenger hunt at the Murray CVB
Hot apple cider at Country Heaven
Face painting and storytelling at New Life Christian Bookstore
Cookie decorating and chili dinner at First Baptist Church
Carriage rides at the Murray Courthouse Annex
Photo booth at Elite Team Realty
One Starry Night at First United Methodist Church
Santa's house on the North side of the court house
Hot chocolate and cookies at Keller Williams Experience Realty
Kids are also welcome to participate in a gingerbread house competition leading up to Main Street Merriment! Pick up your free kit to build your gingerbread house on December 2-3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Maple Street Market. Build your gingerbread house at home, and then bring to the Murray CVB on December 6 at 6 p.m. to enter the competition. Kids ages 7 and under, 8-14, and 14+ are welcome to participate. Winners will receive a free cooking class at Fit Meals Murray/Maple Street Market!
On Saturday, December 7 at 5 p.m., be sure to grab your seat along Main Street for the CFSB "Light Up Murray" Christmas Parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Murray. Floats dazzled in Christmas lights will travel down Main Street toward downtown Murray and community members are encouraged to text to vote for their favorite float. Don't leave before you see Santa on his sleigh to wrap up the end of the parade!
Following the parade, the Calloway County Public Library invites community members of all ages to their Winter Carnival for an evening of fun including carousel and train rides, Santa visits, and more! The carnival begins immediately after the Christmas parade until 8 p.m. in the back parking lot and garden of the library.