Kickoff Event: Friday, November 23rd from 4-10 PM
4 pm - Ice show at the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink with AZ Ice
5 pm - Music at Mesa's Christmas Tree with the Mesa City Band
5:45 pm - Program and official lighting of the Christmas Tree
6 - 10 pm - Live music and opening of Mesa Christmas Market at the Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland Ice Rink at Mesa City Plaza, Visits with Santa at the Mesa Arts Center and Jack Frost's Food Truck Forest at Pioneer Park.
Seasonal Attractions include:
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Downtown Mesa will again feature a more than 5,000 square foot ice skating rink, 20 E. Main St., that will be open daily for thousands to enjoy our amazing winter weather while skating under the stars. Purchase tickets at the rink or online at www.merrymainst.com.
Mesa’s Christmas Tree. Merry Main Street would not be complete without a giant Christmas tree. The nearly four-story tall tree will be located on Macdonald at Main Street.
Visits with Santa. Free visits with Santa Fridays and Saturdays! Bring your cell phone or camera for pictures. Visit the activities calendar page on www.merrymainst.com for time and locations.
Mesa Christmas Market. For the second consecutive year, the Mesa Christmas Market will be a European style market on the north side of Main Street at Macdonald featuring traditional and nontraditional foods, hand-crafted items, beautiful lights and live performances near the Mesa Christmas Tree. The market will be open Fridays and Saturdays between Nov. 23 and Dec. 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information., visit www.themesachristmasmarket.com.
Santa’s sELFie Village. Take a moment to create a special holiday card photo at the holiday tree or one of the other Santa sELFie stations along Main Street.
Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest. Start (or end) your journey along Merry Main Street at Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest at Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St. This is at the end of the light rail line.
Main Street Express. Take a ride on the Main Street Express trackless train every Friday and Saturday at the food trucks at Pioneer Park.
Polar Express. Join us as we zoom down Merry Main Street. In our special Light Rail car, we will sing songs, enjoy cookies and, best of all, meet Santa! Wear your pajamas and enjoy the season in the childlike and festive tradition of the Polar Express, which runs Dec. 7, 8 and 15. Visit www.themesapolarexpress.com for details.