Merry Main Street in Mesa. I am a Mesa native- born in Mesa, graduated high school in Mesa, and as an adult, I still live in Mesa!! So, to honor the city that I love, we decided to kick off the holiday season at Merry Main Street in Mesa, and I encourage everyone, if they get a chance this season, to come visit Downtown Mesa, and see the peaceful charm of Arizona’s third largest city’s downtown streets!
This year, Merry Main Street has so many different events to offer including ice skating, holiday movies, visits with Santa, food truck festivals, the “Santa Express”, the Mesa Temple Lights, and more!
Monday to Friday from 5-10pm
Sessions start at 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 and 8:45
Saturday and Sunday from 12-10pm
Sessions start at 12, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 and 8:45
Sessions last one hour, and are $10 with skates included (no discounts if you bring your own skates).
Located at the Plaza at Mesa City Center, 56 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Make sure you book your ticket ahead of time, as walk ups are very limited!
Holiday Movies at the Plaza
Every Saturday at 5:30
December 2nd- Elf
December 9th- Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
December 16th- The Polar Express in Spanish at 5:30 and English at 7:30
December 23rd- Nightmare Before Christmas
December 30th- Frozen
Expect some fun activities alongside these movies! Bring a blanket, some dinner, and hang out and watch the movie on the huge ASU screen!
Free Visits with Santa
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
November 25th to December 23rd
BYOC (Bring your own camera!!)
At The Post in Mesa
26 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa Temple Lights
See the LDS Temple light the night with beautiful lights and nativity scenes.
101 S Lesueur, Mesa, AZ 85204, USA
Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest
Every Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Grab a bite from the food trucks before or after visiting the Mesa Temple Lights!!
Pioneer Park, 526 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203, USA
Mesa’s Christmas Tree
See the tree light up every night and stay for the various activities being offered! Check out the calendar for all of the events (more are being added daily)!
I see music, face painting, a petting zoo, and a superhero snowball fight! It looks like there will be vendors there as well! And it is a short walk to the ice skating rink and right next to The Post (where Santa is)!
1 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
And let’s not forget another awesome Mesa event…..
Part of the light rail will transform for a few evenings! The magical train will zoom down Merry Main Street taking the children to see Santa- on the ride they will sing songs, enjoy cookies, and best of all meet Santa!
Wear your festive pajamas or dress to the nines to make memories this Christmas season with the Mesa Santa Express.
6:00-10:00 pm (leaving every half hour)
Rides are first come first serve and it is expected to be busy!!
It looks like it starts right near Pioneer Park in Mesa- 440 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
Merry Main Street in Mesa has so much to offer this season and I think it’s the perfect way to enjoy some holiday activities without going far. I find Downtown Mesa charming and I enjoy walking the quieter streets and enjoying the festivities! I think we will be attending quite a few of these events this season! Hope to see you there!
More great holiday events can be found on the events calendar!