The Miracle on Main Street Planning Committee is currently planning the 2021 festival in hopes that it will be in person.  Please come back for more information as we get closer to the date.  In the meantime, please feel free to read below on what we did last year.


Santa comes to town with activities and fun times for kids & the whole family including caroling, the official Village holiday tree lighting in the park with refreshments, shopping and much more.

A fun, family festival!

Festivals Fredonia’s annual “Miracle on Main Street” festival is set for Saturday, December 5, however it will look very different than years past due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and pandemic. With cases rising both locally and nationally, as well as the need to adhere to physical distancing and reduced gatherings, we will be hosting Miracle on Main Street both virtually and in person (limited gathering) throughout the afternoon. The event will take place from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, ending with the official lighting of the tree by Santa Claus at the gazebo in Barker Commons!

We will also be celebrating, virtually, some of the MIRACLES of the holiday season in downtown Fredonia. The MIRACLES throughout the afternoon include:

The Miracle of SHARING (Fredonia Food Pantry non-perishable food drive; 3 PM – 6PM)
The Miracle of THE HOLIDAY (Santa lighting the tree; 6 PM)
The Miracle of GENEROSITY (All of those who generously support Festivals Fredonia throughout the year)

The festival and events will occur solely in Barker Common Park, but we will have content. Santa and Mrs. Claus will each be reading Christmas stories for the day, pre-recorded and will be aired on Festival Fredonia’s website ( www.festivalsfredonia.org), Facebook page and YouTube channel for the kids to watch. Santa will kick-off the event by reading from his normal spot at Darwin Barker library, virtually, at 3:30 PM and Ms. Claus will continue reading from the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County, virtually, at 4:30 PM.

We will be collecting letters to Santa from the community’s children from 3 PM until 6 PM. Children may drop off their letter at the gazebo in a special “letters to Santa” box. We will make sure they are all mailed to the North Pole in time for Santa to respond! Also, we will be hosting a non-perishable food drive at the same time, so please bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Fredonia Food Pantry.

Although there will be no usual vendor activity this year, we will have Peggy Rose of The Cakery available at her shop at 24 W Main Street in Fredonia with gingerbread house kits available for purchase this year. We will also have Franklin Honey & Apple kettle corn on Church Street during the event. Family friendly and kid themed menus will be available at Domus Fare as well.

Santa continues his visit at 5:30 PM at the gazebo, in person but live streamed, returning to light the official holiday tree at 6:00 PM sharp, joined by a performance by Collage Performing Arts Center dance troupe, dressed as Santa’s Little Helpers!

If your organization has an event going on this day that you’d like us to consider listing as part of the Miracle on Main Street events or if you have questions please contact us at  festivalsfredoniany@gmail.com

Story time with Santa at Darwin R. Barker Library

Story time with Mrs. Claus at Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County in Fredonia