Events and Festivities
Free Parking for 5 Saturdays, starting November 24
Lighting of The Merry Maple – November 30th
The Amherst tradition continues!
Pack the Sack – Saturday, December 1st
Saturday, December 1st is downtown sales day! 20% off single item, entire purchase or gift certificates. Updates and info at: Pack the Sack Details
Bring your own sack to pack or stop by the Visitors Center to pick up your own sack!
Honk and Stroll with the band Prone to Mischief – making appearances at businesses beginning at Noon.
Santa & Elf will be downtown to spread cheer and candy canes.
December 6 – 21
December 1st – 17th marks the dates of our Holiday Window Decorating Competition! Take a stroll before or after the Merry Maple festivities and take a look at the handiwork of our fabulous downtown business owners, staff, and student artists.
An online poll will be available on this website, so check back for details! Holiday Window Contest 2017
Holiday Window Decorating Contest
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
Our Free Winter Holiday Concert with the Amherst Community Band takes place on December 15th, 4 pm at Mercy House, 365 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA (the UMass Department of Communication Disorders).
Parking available across the street at 358 North Pleasant Street (entrance on Fearing Street) and the UMass parking lot on Butterfield Terrace.