Merry Maple Memorial
The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District want to honor the light and joy the Merry Maple brought our community.
Our beautiful tree has completed its cycle of life, and, while saddened at the loss, we recognize the caring and careful stewardship of Tree Warden, Alan Snow. An excellent way to commemorate the spirit of the Merry Maple is to become part of the Amherst Public Shade Tree Planting Project.
We'd love to hear and see your memories of the Merry Maple in all its seasons, so enjoy the gallery below, and email your reminiscences to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to check out our evolving Holiday Traditions.
Enjoy the Recording of 2020 Lighting of the Merry Maple
The Merry Maple Lights the End of 2020
The tradition continues in Amherst! The annual lighting of the Merry Maple will once again brighten up our downtown with a livestream of Santa arriving to flick the switch. In an effort to keep us all healthy and safe, our program is going virtual!
44th Lighting of the Merry Maple Photo Album Available
The Amherst Area Chamber celebrated the 44th Annual Lighting of the Merry Maple on Friday, December 6, 2019 on the Amherst Town Commons. View photo album. View Photo Album