Miracle On Morton Street Celebrates 17th Year

Darci Moore, Keely Gill, Grinch, Devyn Green and Abby Cantu.

The first Saturday of December marks the 17th Annual Miracle on Morton Street, Historic Downtown Richmond’s celebration of the holiday season. This year’s event is sponsored by the Historic Richmond Association (HRA) and will have something for everyone as new vendors, merchants and activities will be in downtown Richmond on December 7th starting at 10 am!

This annual event brings traditional activities, such as a Kids’ Zone and “Letters to Santa” at the downtown Post Office. As in prior years, the streets will be lined with vendors from across Texas, and downtown merchants will have their stores decorated and stocked for holiday shopping. Food vendors, as well as food trucks, will round out the experience along with a variety of entertainment provided throughout the day. Also on the schedule is the guided Historic Tour of Richmond – come learn more about the town and its history as you view the holiday decorations of Historic Downtown Richmond from the comfort of the tractor-drawn wagon.

To add to the excitement of Miracle on Morton Street, this year’s celebration starts the night before with the Christmas Community Walk. This new event on Friday, December 6th will kick off with the tree lighting at Richmond City Hall at 6 pm. After the tree is lit, the community is encouraged to take a stroll down 5th Street and the surrounding blocks to check out the churches and venues open and decorated for the holiday season. And, don’t forget the gingerbread house decorating contest! Entries will be delivered and judged on Friday night, and then all of the houses will be on display on Morton Street the next day.

HRA is a 5013C organization dedicated to helping to promote Richmond and the merchants that call Richmond home. HRA helps to organize a number of events in historic downtown Richmond.