Murphys celebrates the holiday season with a community open house from 5 to 8 p.m. today on historic Main Street.
The annual event is an old-fashioned celebration featuring a parade, holiday treats and entertainment hosted by Main Street businesses and the Murphys Business Association. Musicians and carolers fill the streets with the sounds of the season. Santa arrives with the parade, lights the tree and stays for photos with the kids in the Native Sons Hall. Parents are welcome to bring their own cameras. The parade begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Murphys Hotel and continues to Big Trees Road.\\
Admission is free, and the streets are closed to traffic.