Merry Main Street Returns to Downtown DeFuniak Springs

Small Business Saturday, Mistletoe Markets and Food Truck Fridays

DeFuniak Springs, Florida • November 8, 2022 — Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host its annual holiday events, Merry Main Street, presented in partnership with Visit South Walton. Beginning Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Saturday, December 17, 2022, the free events will include live music and performances, the weekly outdoor Mistletoe Market, festive Food Truck Friday, rides on the Choctaw Express Train, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, kids character appearances, and more family fun – all taking place in historic downtown DeFuniak Springs.

Fittingly, Merry Main Street will begin on November 26, 2022, in celebration of Small Business Saturday, an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere. For the support of its community and putting small businesses first, Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been designated a Neighborhood Champion by American Express. 

Shop Small Business Saturday in-store specials and promotions at participating merchants including Anita’s Half & HalfBogey’s Bar & RestaurantCafé NolaDeFuniak Springs Art GalleryEmbers BistroEnforcement FirearmsFisher’s PharmacyH&M Hot DogsKatie Beth’s Boutique & SpaMerle Norman Cosmetics DeFuniak & EmmaLee’s BoutiqueNook and Cranny ConsignmentPerla Baking Co.Rhodes JewelersSoireeThe Pink House Aesthetics & Wellness BoutiqueTina Smith Photography Studio & Boutique, and Vault 46. In-store promotions begin as early as 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022. For more information on holiday hours specific to each business, visit

The weekly Mistletoe Market will take place November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Taking place on Baldwin Avenue between S. 7th and S. 8th St., the market will showcase gift ideas, delicious treats, and unique finds catered to the holiday season. Vendors interested in participating can find more information at or by visiting

During the Saturday, November 26 Mistletoe Market a fundraising raffle will be held by the First National Bank’s OB McClintock four-sided chime clock on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and S. 7th St. for children interested in winning a chance to turn on the Christmas tree with Santa. Santa will draw the lucky child’s name around 5:00 p.m., and the lighting of the tree will signify the official beginning of the holiday season in the City of DeFuniak Springs.

Weekly Mistletoe Market happenings will include pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus in front of the Baldwin Avenue Christmas Tree and kids character appearances at The Opinion Place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., evening rides downtown on the Choctaw Express Train, live music, and special performances.

In addition to their regularly scheduled second Friday Food Truck Friday event, Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host a collection of local and regional food trucks and trailers the first and third Fridays in December from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The lineup of trucks for the December 2, December 9, and December 16 events will be posted on the Main Street DeFuniak Springs Facebook and Instagram.

Taking place in tandem with the City of DeFuniak Springs light show around Lake DeFuniak, Christmas Reflections, Merry Main Street events spotlight the historic downtown business district and locally owned and operated businesses. Event sponsors include Bis Boss StoresClark Partington Attorneys at LawFisher’s PharmacyFlorida Power & Light Company, Henderson Barrett, LLC., Merrifield & Pilcher RealtyPanhandle Concessions & Catering LLC., and Visit South Walton. There are a variety of opportunities for businesses to sponsor. Businesses interested in getting involved can contact Chelsea Blaich at [email protected].

As more events are added the information will be available at

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