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TitleMerry Merchant Munch
Place namedowntown
Date start30.11.2018 10:00am (14 Days Ago)
Date end01.12.2018 04:00pm (13 Days Ago)

Merry Merchant Munch Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 30th -December 1st, 2018

Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting Ceremony:  Friday, November 30, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Eagle River Town Square Park

Gingerbread Contest: 1st National Bank Alaska (deadline to enter is 11am Friday, November 30, 2018); Judging occurs at 11am Friday, November 30th.

Location:  1st National Bank Alaska - Eagle River Branch

Admission: Free

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. See the map here for Munch participants!


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 at 7:00pm. 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 15 of the participating shops and then drop your entry form off at Jitters by 3pm for drawing for prizes. Prizes are donated by participating merchants.


We're ready for winter, the holidays and some good old-fashioned holiday fun!


Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is located in the CER Town Center across from the hall from the library at 12001 Business Blvd., Suite 108

Mailing address:
PO Box 770353
Eagle River AK 99577
Office: 907-694-4702
Fax: 907-694-1205

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