Come Help Us Grow!

Come to Amherst and experience the quaint, small town feeling of a charming community with a distinctive business district, unique architecture, and a historic downtown that characterizes nineteenth century America.

Main Street Amherst has been designed to promote all aspects of the downtown business district by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making downtown a fun place to visit.

Volunteers are always needed to help reach our goals! No amount of time or energy is too small. There are many different ways for you or business to be involved. Check out the Community Calendar for various committee meetings and events to learn more.

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Miracle on Main Street Sponsored by:

Miracle on Main Street

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Kick-off the holiday season on Friday, December 4th with a visit to this free, family-friendly event. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with a parade down Park Avenue followed by live music and a visit from the man himself, Santa Claus. Head inside the Main Street Community Center to go inside Mrs. Claus' Kitchen and see model trains that are on display. Shops will reman open so you can jump start your holiday shopping. A big thank you to Sliman's for sponsoring this holiday tradition again this year! If your preschooler through 4 grader would like to participate in the parade, please fill out the PARTICIPATION FORM by Monday, November 30, 2015.


Lolly the Trolley Rides are sponsored by:

Lolly Rides 

This is your opportunity to ride Lolly the Trolley Express on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The trolley leaves at 6 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:15 pm. All tickets must be pre-purchased. Make this a family holiday tradition. Call 984-6709 today to make your reservations because space is limited to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas. Tickets are $5 per person. Thank you to Lighthouse Insurance (The Mastellone Family) for sponsoring this event again this year! Mrs. Claus' Kitchen will be opening during this event, so make sure to stop inside the M.S.A. Community Center and see what is happening.

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