Murphys, CA…Every year on the first Friday in December, Murphys celebrates the start of the holiday season with a community Open House from 5 to 8 pm on Historic Main Street. Admission is free, the streets are closed to traffic and we are ready to celebrate the winter holidays. A favorite of locals, the annual event is an old-fashioned celebration featuring a parade, holiday treats and entertainment hosted by Main Street merchants, restaurants, wineries and the Murphys Business Association. Musicians and carolers fill the streets with the sounds of the seasons, Santa arrives with the parade and stays for photos with the kids in the Native Sons Hall…
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Each year the merchants and other businesses of Murphys put on this event to help all of us find our holiday spirit, let us show off our town and, most importantly, to say thank you to locals and visitors for their support throughout the year.
The parade began promptly at 5:30 pm starting at the Historic Murphys Hotel and continued to Big Trees Road.
Open House was a great time to visit Murphys’ shops, tasting rooms and restaurants, see what’s new and visit with friends, old and new, while warming yourself around the fire-pits manned by our local Boy Scouts. It was also a good time to check out some of the new businesses in town: Murphys Irish Pub, the Potted Plum, A Taste of Rob’s, Chateau de Ireys and the Jazz Cellars Tasting Room.