New holiday event comes to civic center

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — The inaugural Miracle on Main Street aims at bringing people downtown Sunday to celebrate the holidays.

Holiday events

The event, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St., will feature activities for children like sugar cookie decorating, as well as a visit from Santa Claus and a ribbon cutting for the city's new ice skating rink, located on Arrington Street across from the civic center. Following the ribbon cutting, The Daily Times is sponsoring an afternoon of free ice skating.

The rink is provided by BH Skating Events, a company that specializes in synthetic ice skating rinks. It will be set up through Jan. 9.

After Miracle on Main Street, the ice skating hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and 5:30 to 8 p.m. weekends, according to a press release from the city of Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. The entry fee and skate fee is $5 for an hour of skating.

Miracle on Main Street will end with the lighting of a large Christmas tree that has been set up in front of the civic center. Farmington Mayor Tommy Roberts will light the tree at 5:45 p.m.

There will also be a craft fair from noon to 6 p.m. at the civic center coinciding with Miracle on Main Street.