Join Us in Downtown Murphy

December 1, 2018 | Tennessee St. & Valley River Ave.

Join us for “A Very Murphy Christmas”! There will be a family festival, evening parade, local entertainment, and tree lighting ceremony. Shop local arts and crafts along the street from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and don’t forget to stick around for the first annual “Murphy Gets Lit” parade!

“A Very Murphy Christmas” is proudly hosted by the Murphy Business Association, a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate a vibrant business community by providing opportunities for economic growth and prosperity through collaboration. We invite you to share our event on Facebook, tag us on Instagram @wherencbegins, and join us on December 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Schedule of Events


November 24
Small Business Saturday


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

November 24
Selfie Scavenger Hunt


Support Murphy Business Association members by following clues and taking selfies! To participate, join our event on Facebook.

November 24
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest 

Pull out your ugliest sweater and join us in a contest! To find out more, join our event on Facebook.

December 1
Family Festival with Street Vendors

Our street festival kicks off the day at 10:00 a.m.! Browse local arts and crafts along Tennessee Street.

December 1
Local Entertainment

Listen to local schools, church choirs, and other groups throughout the day.

Special thanks to UltraStar Multi-tainment Center for sponsoring our professional stage.

December 1
Classic Car Show

Cast your vote for “Best in Show” at our Classic Car Show! Cars will be parked in the parking lot across the street from Red Brick Deli.

December 1
Lighted Evening Parade

Join us for Murphy’s first evening parade! Floats will be coming down Valley River Ave. at 6:00 p.m.

December 1
Tree Lighting Ceremony

Immediately following the parade, our whimsical tree will be lit at the corner of Tennessee St.

Celebrate with Us

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

This Event is Free to Attend

Family friendly entertainment and shopping…there’s something for everyone!


As with any community event, we simply can’t be successful without the help of neighbors who are willing to lend a helping hand.

Once you have joined the volunteer list on Voly, you can look at the opportunities to help on the day of “A Very Murphy Christmas.”


We are excited to showcase the local talent of schools and church choirs, as well as local dance studios and volunteer groups.

Please submit an online application to be scheduled at our Christmas Festival on December 1st before the “Murphy Gets Lit” Parade!

Be a Vendor

We are fortunate to have so many local artists and crafters. As we encourage our neighbors in the community to shop local stores, this is the perfect opportunity for artists to offer locally hand-crafted gifts.

We are still accepting applications, but will need to process them in a timely manner. Please apply as soon as possible.

Car Show

Enter your classic car into our Christmas car show, where judging for “Best in Show” and other awards will take place between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Special thanks to Jake’s Custom and Speed and Rocking M Retreat for sponsoring the trophies.

The Parade

We are excited to celebrate “A Very Murphy Christmas” with you and look forward to a few changes this year! The biggest change? Christmas lights!

You can find more information by accessing our entry form below.


We are so excited to see you at “A Very Murphy Christmas”! Please share our event on Facebook, tag @wherencbegins on Instagram, and tag local businesses as you peruse their wares during the street festival.

RSVP to our Facebook event by following the link below.

Get in Touch

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

Our Vendors

Shop local crafts and arts during our family festival on Tennessee Street.

2 Cats Creations Jewelry
Amanda’s TupperDreams
As The Crow Flies
Hairbows Galore
Greg Pillen Wood Turnings
Karen’s Custom Signs
Nokido Martial Arts
Rhatigan Farms
The Festive Fairies
Greg Pillen
Valley River Humane Society
4 Paws and a Treat
Andersen Books
Bistro 29
Curious Creations
Heyman Kettle Corn
Marlena’s Glitz And Bling
Ollie’s Creek Crafts
Steve’s Stained Glass
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories
Cherokee Scout
James Ryder Murphy IV, Artist
Wreaths by T
AirMedCare Network
Anngee Quinones Crafts
Covenant Baptist Church – Foundation Youth
Designs by BAW
Hiwassee Dam High School
Midnight Mountain Pottery
Origami Owl
Sweet N Sassy Creations
Color Street by Mitzi
The Lunch Bus LLC
All Things Precious
Aromatherapy Pillows & Jewelry
Farmers Daughters
Jam Junction and More
New Land Knives
Pat Hanbery’s Fairy Jars & Gardens
Tim’s Fotos & Frames
High On Hope/Journey Fellowship
Woodbird Houses & More

This event is proudly sponsored by the Murphy Business Association

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