Dates: Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Times: Friday from 2pm-6pm, and Saturday from 11am-4pm
Location: Downtown Eagle River
Bring the whole family and get in the holiday spirit! Join us in downtown Eagle River for the annual Merry Merchant Munch for two days of decadent goodies, holiday decorating competition, caroling and festive merry-making. Last year, nearly 70 merchants hosted open houses during the Merry Merchant Munch to share their holiday cheer. Stroll downtown to view the beautiful shops decked out in their holiday finery and taste their goodies and treats,while listening to award-winning choirs from Eagle River and Chugiak High Schools, sponsored by Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union. Businesses may participate by completing this form.
Community members and visitors may sign up to compete in the Gingerbread House contest to win great prizes and/or stop by to see the entries, sponsored by and displayed at 1st National Bank Alaska lobby. Judging takes place on Friday at 11am with prizes awarded in each category.
The fun continues Friday evening when we gather at Town Square for Winter Wonderland to have cookies, cocoa, listen to childrens choirs and awaite the annual arrival of Santa and his reindeer. Santa will help light the Christmas Tree and then meet boys and girls who all have wishes to share with him!
Kick off your Saturday morning between 9am and noon with Breakfast with Santa hosted by CCS Early Learning (Head Start). Then get back into the Munching mood and visit participating businesses throughout the day. Use the 'passport' inside the Merry Merchant Munch Guide to log your visits to at least 30 of the participating shops and then drop your entry form off at Jitters by 4pm for drawing for prizes. Prizes are donated by participating merchants.
We're ready for winter, the holidays and some good old-fashioned holiday fun!