Shopping, holiday activities scheduled downtown for Midnight Merriment 

  • Midnight Merriment is Friday in downtown Concord, and there will be lots going on. Courtesy

  • Midnight Merriment is Friday in downtown Concord, and there will be lots going on. Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 12/5/2019 3:40:40 PM
Modified: 12/5/2019 3:40:30 PM

Main Street in Concord will be filled with music, shopping and holiday entertainment on Friday night as the city hosts its 27th annual Midnight Merriment celebration.

During the Concord tradition, hosted by Intown Concord, local businesses will hold promotions and special events from 5 p.m. to midnight.

This year, highlights are to include a s’mores station in Bicentennial Square sponsored by Granite State Candy Shoppe and festive dance music being played by DJ Nazzy from 105.5 JYY. There will be caroling groups strolling the streets and singing to shoppers.

The Concord Arts Market’s Winter Giftopolis in the Eagle Square Atrium from 6 to 11 p.m. will boast New Hampshire and New England handmade gifts.

New Hampshire Federal Credit Union, presenting sponsor Midnight Merriment, will host Santa at New Hampshire Federal Credit Union’s 47 North Main Street location from 5 to 8 p.m. He’ll be listening to wishes and posing for photos. Kids can also drop off letters to Santa.

In addition, New Hampshire Federal Credit Union is collecting items for “Santa for seniors,” for distribution to residents of local nursing homes and retirement communities. Visitors that bring a new, unwrapped item for a senior, or donate to “Santa for seniors,” get a chance at playing the Money Matching Madness scratch card game, where they will have a chance to win $15,000.

There will be a gift-wrapping station set up from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and an activity station for children to make holiday cards for seniors.

For parents that want to get shopping done without worrying about looking after kids, Altitude Trampoline Park in the Steeplegate Mall is hosting a special where parents can drop kids off at “Friday Night Friendzy” from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $20 per child. Kids must be at least 13 to be dropped off without a parent.

Other attractions include the Christmas tree, Nativity scene, and Menorah on set up on the State House plaza.

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