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It's time for a
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY IN UPTOWN MERRYSVILLE!

2021 Holiday Events & Activities

Uptown Marysville Holiday
Open House

November 5 & 6, 2021

Uptown Marysville

Start off the holiday season in Uptown Marysville! Shop participating businesses throughout the Uptown District for holiday goodies and don't forget to take a break for holiday treats or a great meal! 

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PUMPKIN DASH 5K

November 25, 2021

9:05 AM
215 West Fifth Street, Maryville

The 11th Annual Honda Federal Credit Pumpkin Dash 5K is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. Click here for more information.

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Cocoa and Carols with
Buddy and Friends 

November 22, 2021

5:30 PM

Partners Park

Cocoa and Carols with Buddy and Friends is coming to town on Monday, November 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Partners Park! Enjoy holiday family fun hosted by the Bunsold Middle School cast of ELF the musical JR! Come and meet Buddy, Jovie, and Santa, enjoy snacks and crafts with the cast, and see a preview performance. Ticket purchase required. Click here for info.

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November 29, 2021

5:00 to 8:00 PM

Uptown Marysville

 

An annual tradition, Marysville’s Uptown Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting offers residents a fun-filled evening of holiday joy and magic. Held annually on the first Monday following Thanksgiving, the Uptown Christmas Walk has brought families together for generations. Visitors enjoy live reindeer, children's activities, dance troupes, carolers, and musical performers, costumed characters, horse-drawn carriage rides, door prizes, and even photos with Saint Nick himself at Santa's Village!

 

As dusk settles, the countdown begins as the switch is flipped on the giant Marysville Community Christmas Tree at Partners Park. And for those looking for holiday gift ideas, many Uptown merchants remain open throughout the evening, offering coffee, cookies, and special discounts. 

UPTOWN CHRISTMAS
WALK AND
TREE LIGHTING

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 27, 2021

All Day

Nationwide

Small Business Saturday was established to help businesses with their most pressing need: getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out your favorite local merchants during the holiday season!

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MARYSVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE

December 5, 2021

2:00 PM

Uptown Marysville

The streets of Uptown Marysville come alive with holiday magic during the annual Marysville Elks Christmas Parade. The Uptown Square offers a great viewing point for this favorite tradition! For more information, please call the Elks: 937-642-4631.

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LETTERS TO SANTA

Children can leave their letters for Santa Claus by using the special mailbox attached to Santa's House at Partners Park! 

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VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS!

November 29 - December 23, 2021

Various Times

Memorial Health Pavilion at Partners Park

This season, Partners Park will once again be transformed into Santa’s Village! The Village is set amidst festive lights and decorations with holiday music merrily filling the air. Children can visit Santa for FREE. Bring your camera to capture those special holiday memories that you will cherish forever! 

  • Nov. 29: 5:00 - 8:00 PM (During Christmas Walk)

  • Dec. 2: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Dec. 4: 11:00 - 1:00 PM (at Marysville Art League)

  • Dec. 9: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Dec. 11: 12:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Dec. 16: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Dec. 18: 10:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Dec. 23: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

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2021 Santa House Hours

Merry on Main – Iceless Ice Skating!

 

December 11 – January 2, 2022

Various Hours

Memorial Health Pavilion at Partners Park

126 East Sixth Street

 

Let the holiday spirit surround you this December with Merry on Main in historic Uptown Marysville! During the holiday season, Partners Park and the Memorial Health Pavilion are transformed into Santa’s Village, which features a giant 30-foot Christmas Tree, Santa’s House, festive music, and dazzling Christmas lights. And returning this year is the “iceless” ice rink! The simulated ice rink is open December 11 through January 2, 2022 and has a capacity of 80 skaters. Ice skates are required and are available to rent FREE of charge.

 

Frequently asked questions

What is “Iceless” Ice Skating?

Instead of using real ice, the rink is constructed using panels of synthetic (fake) ice. Synthetic ice consists of connected polymer plastic sheets that are treated with a special additive to reduce surface friction. Since its creation in the 1960s, synthetic ice has become a popular training tool for hockey players and figure skaters alike.  

 

Are Ice Skates Required?

Yes, ice skates are required. A variety of youth and adult sizes are available at the rink. The use shoes, roller blades, and other footware on the rink is prohibited.

 

What if the Weather is Warm or Yucky?

Because the rink does not use real ice, it will not be impacted by temperatures that are above freezing. And because the rink is underneath the Memorial Health Pavilion at Partners Park, it will not be impacted by rain or snow! 

How Big is the Rink?

The rink is 72’ x 40‘ - or 2,880 SF. The rink also has secure perimeter fencing and outdoor heaters.

Is the Rink Staffed?

Yes, the rink is staffed with CPR/First Aid trained and background checked employees during operating hours.

 

For more information, please contact the City of Marysville Recreation & Parks Department by calling 937-645-7363. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Opening Weekend!

December 11 & 12

2:00 - 8:00 PM

December 13 - 17

5:00 - 8:00 PM

December 18 - 29

2:00 - 8:00 PM

(Closed Christmas)

December 30 & 31

2:00 - 10:00 PM

Final Weekend!

January 1 & 2

2:00 - 8:00 PM

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DOBBY'S SOCK DRIVE

December 2021

Marysville Public Library

Harry's sock was enough to free Dobby from the terrible Malfoys, and now you can help others in need too! Bring your new socks to the Marysville Public Library during the month of December and each pair will be donated to The Hope Center! For more information, please click here.

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CHRISTMAS AT VETS

December 3, 2021 - 7:00 PM

December 5, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Union County Veterans Auditorium

233 West Sixth Street

Join the Singsations, the Avalon Theatre Children's Choir, and dancers from The Academy Dance Studio for a nostalgic look back at our favorite holiday.

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care train benefit auction

December 11, 2021

McAuliffe's Ace Hardware

1299 West Fifth Street

Support a great cause! Hundreds of gifts are available during the annual Care Train Benefit Auction. Bid through a silent auction, bid board auction, and live auction. Auctioning begins at 9:00 AM.

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PICTURES WITH SANTA

December 4, 2021

11:00 AM

Marysville Art League

264 West Fifth Street

The Marysville Art League welcomes families to stop by the Houston House for pictures with Santa Claus! Enjoy FREE donuts, cookies, snacks, and crafts for children!

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Pet Photos with Santa

December 4 & 5, 2021
9:00 - 4:00 PM

Honda Marysville
600 Coleman's Xing Blvd.

Save the date!! Pet Photos with Santa is back!! All proceeds benefit the Union County Humane Society. Cost is $10 per photo.

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Donut Day with Santa

December 18, 2021
9:00 - 12:00 PM

240 West Fifth Street, Ste. B

Stop by Brittany Freeman Insurance Agency for FREE digital photos with Santa Claus, donuts and hot chocolate, face painting, and crafts! Additional breakfast items available for purchase. Donations of baby wipes and diapers accepted.

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Event schedule is subject to change with little or no notice. Accurate as of 11/5/2021.

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