Murphys Welcomes the Holidays: Annual Holiday Open House!

Murphys Welcomes the Holidays: Annual Holiday Open House!


Main Street in Winter, Murphys, California

Main Street in Winter, Murphys, California – Rick Harray

The holiday season officially begins this weekend in Murphys as the shops, restaurants, galleries and tasting rooms open their doors for the annual holiday open house. It’s truly one of the most anticipated events of the year here — the streets of historic downtown Murphys close, carolers gleefully croon tunes of the season, some of the areas favorite musicians assemble to make their own joyful music, folks gather around the community tree and shops offer their finest holiday treats.

Over at The Spice Tin, the smell of roasting chestnuts lures passersby in for a taste (they’ll start roasting around 5:30, so get there early if you want to sample the nutty goodness before they’re all snatched up) and Murphys Historic Hotel will have a fire blazing in the fireplace as they offer up hot cocoa and cider and their delicious snickerdoodles. Local artist Rick Harray will be displaying his winter exhibit of beautiful Sierra vistas at the Sierra Nevada Adventure Company and Santa himself will be arriving in the parade to officially ring in the season and take pictures with the young (and not so young).

It’s good food, good wine, and good company. It’s a celebration of the season and of community. It’s a dazzling affair and a quintessential Murphys experience.

For more information:
Murphys Annual Open House

WHAT: Murphys Annual Open House
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 5:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Historic Downtown Murphys, CA