Not even in Mayberry…

I’ll bet that not even in the mythical Mayberry did they have a Boo Bash like we did last Saturday night in Milford. This annual event has become a real favorite with families that have small children. The downtown is closed off and all of the merchants sit in their doorways giving out candy to the kids in their Halloween outfits as they pass by. It’s just too cute and now draws quite a crowd to the downtown.


Next up for the downtown is the Big Reveal – the unveiling of the downtown stores annual Christmas displays. Store windows will be covered with holiday wrapping paper soon as the merchants put together special window displays for the holidays. Then, on November 15th at 6:30 pm kids are invited to help the merchants reveal their windows by ripping down the paper.

The downtown will soon be all decorated and lit up for the holiday season and parking meters will be bagged (don’t have to pay) from November 21 through January 2.

The final big Milford parade  downtown for 2012 will be the annual Christmas Parade, which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving – Nov. 25th this year. There’ll be floats and bands and groups marching in the parade and Santa will be there too! Plan on bringing the entire family to Milford for that event and then stay and enjoy our wonderful shops and restaurants.

On November 29 the downtown merchants will be holding a Christmas Open House with strolling entertainment, refreshments and special sales. Santa will officially set up shop in Milford at 6 pm and start talking to kids about what they want for Christmas. If you bring a can of food to donate for the hungry, you can exchange it for a candle in Ceter Street Park and there will even be horse-drawn carriage rides available through the downtown area.

Mayberry was a quaint little town on TV which I often refer to as a comparison to Milford; but they just couldn’t hold a candle to all of the events and family activities that go on in Milford each year. Life was quaint but somewhat dull in Mayberry. Life is anything but dull in Milford; and that’s great, especially if you have small children who are always asking what there is to do next. Come on out to Milford, there’s always something to do.

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