Holiday Activities

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street partner to bring you a delightful holiday experience in McPherson. Spend an entire afternoon visiting the welcoming McPherson stores in search of the ideal gifts or enjoy the family-friendly events we have planned.

Mark your calendar for the 2022 Holiday Promotion Events. McPherson “Where Santa Shops!”

Open House Weekend: Thursday, November 3rd–Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Snowball Toss: Kicks off the Holidays on Nov 3rd, 2022 at 5:30pm @ the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Join us as numbered snowballs are tossed into the crowd and some lucky winners will WIN PRIZES VALUED UP TO $300!  Adults only for the Snowball Toss. Say hello to “Icelyn” the snowwoman and enjoy one of her snowflake sugar cookies. (Santa is stuck at the North Pole dealing with supply chain issues, so he sent Icelyn to fill in.)

Snowball Drop prizes provided by these members: The Stone Chimney, Brooklyn & Co, The Clayworks, The Cook’s Nook, Graber’s Ace Hardware, CK Pharmacies, Main Street Deli, Hidden Closet Bookshelf, Scooter’s Coffee, Artshirt-Gear for Sport, Creative Hairlines, The Village Geek, The Ark Antiques and Flea Market, PEM, Venable Jewelers, Krehbiels Specialty Meats, Twice Told Tales, M&M Events, Integrity Salon, Nex-Tech Wireless, YMCA, The Hanging Leaf, Browns Shoe Fit. 

Girls Night Out: Girls Night Out in McPherson is Thursday, November 17th from 4-8 and social from 8-9 pm. Grab your girlfriends and make your way to the various stores that will be featuring special food, prizes, and sales just for you! There will be wish lists to fill out and fun for all. Then join us for the Girls Night Out Social from 8-9 at Julie Johnson Studio and Event Center, 110 S. Main. Snacks from Tammy’s Country Catering will be provided. The Whiskey Wagon will be offering drinks for purchase.

Girls Night Out participants and sponsors: Brooklyn & Co., The Clayworks, The Cook’s Nook, Graber’s Ace Hardware, Rinse & Roll, Main Street Deli,  Hidden Closet Bookshelf, Artshirt-Gear for Sport, Sunflower Mercantile, Creative Hairlines, Bello Capelli Salon, The Village Geek, The ReUseIt Center, YMCA, The Ark Antiques and Flea Market, Venable Jewelers, Twice Told Tales, Be Wealth-Marc Seller, A5 Western, Integrity Salon, Culvers Wines and Spirits, and Noffy’s Sandwich Shop & Pub.   

Cookies with Santa -Several opportunities to visit with Santa and capture memorable pictures.

  • Thursday, December 1st (5-6:30 pm) @ Hopp’s Sound, 214 E. Euclid
  • Saturday, December 3rd (9:30-11 am) @ The Clayworks, 107 N. Main
  • Saturday, December 3rd (2-3:30 pm) @ The Village Geek, 116 N. Main
  • Tuesday, December 6th (5-6:30 pm) @ Julie Johnson Studio & Event Center, 110 S. Main
  • Thursday, December 8th (5-6:30 pm) @ Stupka Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 114 W. Euclid
  • Tuesday, December 13th (5-6:30 pm) @ Wendy’s, 610 N. Main
  • Thursday, December 15th (5-6:30 pm) @ Ad Astra Radio, 411 E. Euclid
  • Saturday, December 17th (9:30-11:00 am) @ Creative Hairlines, 207 S. Main
  • Saturday, December 17th (2-3:30 pm) @ Craft Coffee Parlor, 120 N. Main
  • Tuesday, December 20th (5-6:30 pm) @ Nex-Tech Wireless, 200 S. Champlin
  • Thursday, December 22nd (5-6:30 pm) @ McPherson County Extension Office, 600 W. Woodside

Free Movies: All movies are shown at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main, and are free to the public.

  • Sunday, December 4th – “Merry Madagascar” at 3 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main
  • Saturday, December 17th – “Polar Express” at 3 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main
  • Friday, December 23rd- “Elf” at 6 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main

Movies are sponsored by these members: MTC, H&R Block, The Stone Chimney, Ken D. Cotton DDS, Hutton, Elliott Insurance Agency, Rinse and Roll Inc., Venable Jewelers, McPherson Chiropractic Center, First Bank Kansas, Stockham Family Funeral Home, Hidden Closet Bookshelf, Artshirt-Gear for Sport, Revolution Free Methodist Church, Creative Hairlines, The Village Geek, Rise Private Wealth Mgmt., Scooters Coffee, Cenex QP, The Hanging Leaf, and Nex-Tech Wireless.

Candy Cane Cash: Nov. 1– Dec 31. Shop local to check off your Christmas list and get registered to win! Shop at participating stores Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2022 and earn points to enter the Candy Cane Cash drawing. You could be the lucky winner of $1,000 or $500 in Candy Cane Cash to be redeemed for merchandise or services in any of the participating businesses. Winners will be drawn January 9th. For each $10 spent at the participating stores, your Candy Cane Cash entry form will be marked, and once you have all 5 boxes marked on your form, fill out your contact information and drop it in a registration box.

You will earn points and find Candy Cane Cash boxes at these 23 participating stores:

2022 Candy Cane Cash Participating Stores:

  • A5 Western- 102 N. Main
  • Artshirt-Gear for Sport- 211 N. Main
  • Brooklyn & Co.- 213 N. Main
  • Brown’s Shoe Fit- 118 N. Main
  • CK Pharmacies- 200 N. Main
  • Clayworks- 107 N. Main
  • Creative Hairlines Spa Salon- 207 S. Main
  • Graber’s ACE Hardware- 319 N. Main
  • Hidden Closet Bookshelf- 118 S. Main
  • Integrity Salon & Spa- 108 N. Main
  • Krehbiels Specialty Meats- 1636 Mohawk Rd.
  • Main Street Deli- 108S. Main
  • Nex-Tech Wireless- 200 S. Champlin
  • Nooks & Crannies Floral & Gifts- 113 N. Main
  • Stitches Quilt Shop- 102 S. Main
  • Sunflower Mercantile- 106 N. Main
  • The Ark Antiques and Flea Market- 301 S. Main
  • The Cooks Nook- 219 N. Main
  • The Hanging Leaf- 106 S. Main
  • The Stone Chimney- 1500 E. First
  • The Village Geek- 116 N. Main
  • Twice Told Tales- 104 S. Main
  • Venable Jewelers- 214 N. Main

In addition to all of these wonderful community activities, the holiday promotion includes TV advertising opportunities for the members of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street. Be watching for the fun “McPherson -Where Santa Shops” KAKE-TV ads for these businesses and see if you can spot Santa!