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Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with Merry Main St

Merry Main Street officially begins Friday, Nov. 25 with a tree lighting ceremony and the arrival of Santa Claus on an antique fire truck during a brief program at 5:45 p.m. at Main Street and Macdonald. Enjoy an evening of music, food and fun throughout downtown Mesa from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Downtown Mesa will again feature a 4,500 square foot ice skating rink 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

Mesa’s Christmas Tree. Merry Main Street would not be complete without a giant Christmas tree complete with lights and ornaments. The nearly four-story tall tree will be located on Macdonald at Main Street. Santa will be there on select days.

Santa’s sELFie Village. New this year, take a moment to create a special holiday card photo at the holiday tree or one of the other Santa sELFie stations that will be located near it.

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. This is at the end of the light rail line and across the street from the festive Mesa Temple Christmas lights.

Holiday Happenings at the MAC. The internationally acclaimed Mesa Arts Center comes alive with Holiday Happenings! Purchase tickets to a Performing Live! show or enjoy other holiday events like the Mesa Arts Festival, spark! After Dark and traditional Christmas and other holiday songs at the outdoor Alliance Pavilion. Visit for details and tickets.

For a complete list of Merry Main Street activities, including dates and times, visit

In addition to Merry Main Street, there is the annual Mesa Arizona Temple Christmas light display from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31. Thousands of lights will adorn the Temple grounds including a star of 10,000 twinkling lights.

Merry Main Express - Free Fare Zone means you can ride the light rail for FREE during Merry Main Street between Country Club Drive and Mesa Drive from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the following weekends:

  • Nov. 25 - 26
  • Dec. 2 - 3
  • Dec. 9 - 10
  • Dec. 16 - 17

There is also a large park-and-ride at the northeast corner of Main Street and Mesa Drive.

FREE parking is available in all open lots and on-street parking areas throughout downtown Mesa.

SRP; Arizona Coyotes; City of Mesa; Mesa Arts Center; Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and Downtown Mesa Association are partnering to plan Merry Main Street. Other key sponsors include Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Visit Mesa, Sundt, McCarthy, Lennar, KOOL-FM, KMLE-FM, Blount Contracting, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Jimmy Johns, Marriott, Chicago Cubs and Core Construction.

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