2021 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony upcoming Dec. 3: Plus, Candyland Christmas Celebration Dec. 4

The Blythe Chamber of Commerce is planning a big lineup of Christmas events Dec. 3-4, with various holiday activities for families to enjoy.

On Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:00 p.m., a city Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held at the corner of Hobsonway and Spring Street with community fun for all.

“The Christmas tree event is going to be something that the city hasn’t seen in many, many years,” shared Mayor Dale Reynolds at the November Blythe City Council meeting. “The last Christmas tree I remember was at the Alpha-Beta parking lot; and, prior to that, when I was just a youngster in this town – they used to put it in Broadway. But, to have a community tree put up, with the CWA (California Women for Agriculture), Blythe Chamber of Commerce, (the) City of Blythe and all of the other people that have donated their time and efforts to make this happen – it’s going to be great. There’s going to be a choir there. There’s going to be – the streets are going to be shut down for a couple of hours just to enjoy the tree and have some fun. So I hope everybody that’s available will show up.”

Additionally, the Blythe Chamber of Commerce will present a stacked lineup of Winter Wonderfest events on Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at Todd Park.

“Also, they are planning an evening at Todd Park. It’s in a theme of ‘Blythe’s Candyland Christmas’ – there will be vendors; there will be other activities for the kids. (Organizers) are working on trying to get some type of snow entertainment,” noted Reynolds. “Whether it’s a toboggan hill or just a big pile of snow for kids to play in – for those of you who have never been in the snow, little kids that have never been in the snow. It’s going to be awesome.”

The Dec. 4 Candyland Christmas Celebration’s posted itinerary is as follows:

1-4 p.m. – Winter Wonderfest

Santa, vendor row, beer gardens, cornhole, food trucks, (and) fun attractions at Todd Park.

5 p.m. – Blythe’s Candyland Christmas Parade

“Blythe Christmas Parade – Dec. 4; hopefully we’ll get a lot of applications and many participants in the parade,” noted Reynolds.

6:30 p.m. – Winter Wonderfest

Resumes at Todd Park, following the Christmas Parade.

7-10 p.m. – The Redmoon Band

11 p.m. – Wonderfest Ends

“Save the date! Winterfest is happening thanks to the hard work (and) contributions of many of our local businesses and people! It’s happening! Lots of fun and memories to be made! Music by The Redmoon Band, yummy food, attractions for the kiddos, cornhole tournament, photo ops, beer gardens, vendor row, and so much more!” shared the Blythe Chamber of Commerce on social media. “And, Santa Claus may be making an appearance!”

For additional information or inquiries, the Blythe Chamber of Commerce may be reached via telephone at (760) 922-8166.

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