Miracle on Main Street
Main Street Amherst and Sliman's presents Miracle on Main Street holiday extravaganza on Friday, December 7, 2018 in downtown Amherst beginning at 6 p.m. The holiday lights and banners will be in place. The downtown businesses will be all aglow. The children have sugar plums dancing in their heads and everyone is awaiting the arrival of Santa to officially kick-off the holiday season.
Start your evening early around 5 p.m. by enjoying dinner with your family at one of our fine downtown eateries. The Madrigals of Steele High will be on hand for your entertainment at Town Hall beginning at 5:45 p.m. The evening continues at 6 p.m. with the kick-off of the tenth Christmas parade beginning at the Amherst Public Library and following Park Avenue all the way up to Town Hall.
The festivities will really begin with members of the Amherst Marching Comets starting off our parade followed by other local groups and clubs, such as Girl Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops, Youth Groups, Marion L. Steele Baseball Team, AJH Cheerleaders and even an appearance by Santa Claus himself.
At the end of the parade, everyone will gather at the band stand where the event , a family fun holiday event will open in prayer by a local minister of Amherst. The Madrigals of Steele High will be leading the community in a few well known and traditional Christmas Carols and Santa will be on hand to light the tree.
After the parade and tree lighting ceremony your family is encouraged to see what downtown has to offer by stopping into the shops that are open, denoted by luminaries in front of their buildings. These shops are open and waiting to welcome and greet you.
The Main Street building will be transformed into Mrs. Claus Kitchen where many different things will be taking place. As in previous years we will have our awesome traditional model train table for veiwing by the Papay Family.
Come to Amherst and experience the magic of Christmas.
If your PK-4 grader would like to be apart of the parade and ride on a school bus please fill out the color participation form, return it to M.S.A. by Friday, November 2, 2018.