Christmas in St. Maries
Small towns just do things better.
Take Christmas celebrations, for example. Twinkling lights wrapped around trees along Main Avenue, neighbors huddled around open fires, the subtle coziness that – even if it’s only for a short time – reminds us of the sense of togetherness that the season brings. The St. Maries Chamber of Commerce has managed to take the feelings associated with the season and package them beautifully into the first weekend of each December.
The annual event is part celebration, part economic boost, all small-town nuance at its best. With events starting at 9 a.m. and ranging from craft fairs, a stroll along Main Avenue, the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree contest and a letters-to-Santa writing station – all building up to the lighted Christmas parade – The Chamber has turned a novel idea into a much-anticipated annual event for vendors and shoppers alike.