Downtown Meridian will glow with the Christmas spirit as the City of Meridian presents Christmas in Meridian. Throughout the month of December local businesses and the community draw together to host a variety of events and activities to celebrate the magic of the holiday season together.
The 5th Annual Winter Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the festivities on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Winter Lights Parade will light up the night in a fantastic display your family will love. The evening will also feature the lighting of Meridian's Christmas Tree in Generations Plaza on the corner of Main and Idaho. Buddy the Elf and his friend, Jovie, will be here to help Santa ignite the imaginations and joy in the hearts of young and old alike.
Check back for the 2017 calendar of events.
Contact Parks & Recreation Coordinator Renee White, if you would like your Christmas event posted here, or wish to participate on the Christmas in Meridian Planning Committee.
Christmas Books at the Free Little Library
The Little Free Library in Meridian City Hall's outdoor plaza will be stocked with Christmas books. Come by to pick up some great Christmas reading and you can also leave your own Christmas favorites for another Meridian family to enjoy.
November 22 - December 17, 2017
Do your little ones enjoy writing their letters to Santa each year? Bring them by Meridian City Hall's outdoor plaza and drop them into Santa's Mailbox (located near Broadway Ave.). The box will be delivered from the North Pole on November 22, the day before Thanksgiving.
Every letter delivered to the mailbox by December 18th will receive a personalized response! In order to receive a reply, letters must have a clearly legible return address... neatness counts!
Twilight Christmas Market
Thursday, December 7, 2017 Noon - 8 pm
Come enjoy a unique indoor-outdoor holiday shopping experience featuring a delightful variety of locally hand-crafted gift items, seasonal foods and holiday treats, mulled wine and craft beers, and live entertainment.
Downtown Lights Decorating Contest
Meridian's downtown businesses compete for Best in Show, but all Meridian residents are the real winners being treated to a lively and festive downtown during the Christmas season.
Winter Lights Parade & Downtown Tree Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Meridian will glow with the Christmas spirit as the City of Meridian hosts the 4th Annual Winter Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting presented by Borton-Lakey Law and Policy.
Ugly Sweater Fun Run
Friday, December 1 , 6:25pm
Lead the parade down Main Street! This fun and silly fun run will start immediately before the Winter Lights Parade, ending at the Community Center. Costumes and ugly sweaters encouraged! Produced by The Pulse Running & Fitness
Children's Winterland Festival
Saturday, December 9, 2017 9 am - 3 pm
Bring your kids to this winter-themed festival in the new Meridian Boys & Girls Club Gymnasium On for pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, toy building, games, and much more!
Presented by: All American Insurance
Meridian Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 2 , 2016
The holidays are a time of joy, goodwill — and MUSIC. Join us for a warm and entertaining evening sure to get you in the spirit of the season. Saturday, December 3 in the Centennial High Performing Arts Center.