Join Us in Downtown Murphy

Tennessee St. & Valley River Ave.

Join us during November and December as we “Light Up Murphy”, shop at local businesses and do our scavenger hunt, and celebrate the season with Murphy’s ArtWalk. Wander around and visit our downtown shops to enjoy holiday shopping specials!

“A Very Murphy Christmas” is proudly hosted by the Murphy Business Association, a non-profit 501 (c)6, that works to cultivate a vibrant business communtiy by providing opportunities for economic growth and prospertity through collaboration. We invite you to share our event on Facebook, tag us on Instagram, and join us during November and December!

Schedule of Events


November 24
Light Up Murphy Contest Begins


Decorate your storefront by November 25 and enter to win $$$ prizes! Winners announced December 17.

November 26
Scavenger Hunt Begins


Visit any participating retailer and find their “hidden ornament”. Take a picture and post to social media. Don’t forget to make a purchase! Grand prize drawing for TWO lucky winners will be December 17.

November 27
Small Business Saturday


#shopsmall in Murphy, NC this holiday season! We challenge you to invest in your local economy.

December 3
Murphy Art Walk

The last Art Walk of 2021 is sure to be a special event. Join us downtown from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and shop our local artists.

December 4
Light Up Murphy Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Register Your Float

We welcome in the Christmas season with our evening Christmas Parade at 6:00 pm to be followed by the lighting of our Christmas Tree on the downtown square.


December 17
Light Up Murphy Winners & Shopping Scavenger Hunt Prize Winners

We’ll announce TWO grand prize winners for our shopping scavenger hunt!


Our Shopping Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate with Us

Tennesse St. & Valley River Ave.
Murphy, NC 28906

Join us this holiday season!

Safe, family friendly events and shopping…there’s something for everyone!


Stop by local shops and see their holiday decorations for our “Light Up Murphy” contest.

Make sure to look for their “hidden ornament” and tag us on social media when you find it!

Light Up

Help us “Light Up Murphy” by decorating your storefront before November 24!

Get ready to win $$$ prizes during judging in Downtown Murphy on December 17.


Join our Shopping Scavenger Hunt (link to rules above) from November 26 to December 15th.

Stop by local shops, take a picture with their “hidden ornament”, and don’t forget to make a purchase!

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the various events, donating or volunteering, being a performer, or the schedule, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch soon.

This event is proudly sponsored by