Every year on the first Friday evening in December from 5-8 pm, Murphys closes Main Street to cars and welcomes locals and visitors downtown to thank everybody for their support throughout the year.  We want to help you find your holiday spirit!  Shops and tasting rooms will stay open late to offer treats, a hometown parade beginning at 5:30 pm will delight us all, carolers & musicians will entertain, you’ll have a chance to catch up with friends around the firepits, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taking requests in the Native Sons Hall.  The New Horizons Band will be providing music in the Hall for your entertainment while you wait for Santa.

Don’t miss the kids’ area at the Rewined Design & Information Center at the corner of Main Street & Big Trees Road.  Kid’s activities, treats, music by the Murphys School of Music and more. Word has it they may even be making snowmen!

As a quick reminder, Main Street will be closed to traffic from the Big Trees Road intersection to Murphys Grade Road from 5-8 pm with limited access for residents only from the Murphys Grade Road closure. Algiers will be closed from Scott Street to Main Street from 4:15-6:30 pm to allow for parade staging. There will be no public parking available at the Black Bart Theater parking lot until after the parade. Jones Street will have limited access during the event for residents, business owners with designated parking, Dunbar House staff & guests, and those requiring accessible parking. Additional accessible parking is available at the Masonic Hall on Church Street. Please make sure your vehicles are off of Main Street by 5 pm and be respectful of driveways and No Parking Signs.

As always, we need everybody’s HELP to make this event happen each year. If you can spare a bit of time that day to help prepare or manage the event, we need you! Sign up HERE to volunteer.  We are in particular need of a photographer as ours has come down with the flu. Email us at info@visitmurphys.com if you can help.