A Hometown Holiday!


Santa’s Village at Partners Park

Visit with Santa Claus!

December 2 - 21​, 2019

Thursdays: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 – 12:00 PM

This year, 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 FREE Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 PM beginning December 2. Coloring and other activities during operating hours. Bring your camera to capture those special holiday memories that you will cherish forever! 

Santa's Village is sponsored by the City of Marysville, Union County CVB, Marysville Public Library, and the Marysville Art League.

Merry on Main – Ice Skating at Partners Park!

December 14 – January 5, 2020

Various Hours

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 its pavilion are

transformed into Santa’s Village, which features a giant 30-foot

Christmas Tree, Santa’s House and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, festive

music, and dazzling Christmas lights. And returning this year is

the “iceless” ice rink! The simulated ice rink is open December

14 through January 5, 2020 and has a capacity of 80 skaters.

Ice skates are required and are available to rent FREE of charge.

Ice Rink Operating Hours:

  • December 16 - 20: 5:00 to 8:00 PM 

  • Saturdays & Sundays: 2:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Adult Skates: December 14 & 21: 8:00 - 10:00 PM

  • Holiday Hours December 21 - January 5: 2:00 - 8:00 PM


Rink is Closed Christmas Day


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. 

Community Events!

Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2019

Pumpkin Dash 5K

November 28, 2019

Registration 8:00 AM

Uptown Marysville


The 9th Annual Honda Federal Credit Union Pumpkin Dash 5K takes place on Thanksgiving morning in beautiful Uptown Marysville. Bring your family and friends for a Thanksgiving Day tradition of family fun and community pride. Participants will enjoy starting and finishing in the historic Uptown District while running and walking in the adjacent neighborhoods. For more information, please click here.

Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019

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!


Marysville Christmas Parade

December 1, 2019

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: 937-642-4631.

Uptown Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting

December 2, 2019

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 and musical performers, characters from Frozen, 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. 

Pictures With Santa

December 7, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Marysville Art League

264 West Fifth Street

Christmas at Vets 2019

December 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM

December 8, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium

233 West Sixth Street

Join us for this annual community concert event! The Singsations will get you in the holiday spirit with a wonderful concert filled with sacred Christmas songs and music from some of the most beloved Christmas TV specials ever! The concert is free but donations are accepted and appreciated to help offset costs.


MERRYsville Library

December 14, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Marysville Public Library

231 South Plum Street



Visit the MERRYsville Library from 10:00 to 12:00 PM for a whole lot of holiday fun! Stop by for crafts, games, cookie decorating, and a chance to win prizes! For more information, please call: 937-642-1876.

Santa's Workshop

December 14, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Marysville Art League

264 West Fifth Street


Merry on Main: Ice Rink Opens

December 14, 2019

Partners Park

2:00 – 8:00 PM - General Skating

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Adult Skate Only

Christmas Day

December 25  

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 2019

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Marysville Public Library

231 South Plum Street


Join us your friends at the Marysville Public Library for a unique New Year’s celebration! There will be crafts for kids to enjoy while counting down until noon and bringing in the New Year! For more information, please call: 937-642-1876.

More Festivities!

Be sure to visit our Neighborhood Calendar for more holiday events and activities that may not be listed here.


All events are subject to change without notice. Event listings are accurate as of November 1, 2019.

Santa's Mailbox

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