Thursday, November 25, 2004

White Mountains Arizona Christmas Festivities

There's no better place to spend the Christmas Season than the White Mountains of Arizona! We have snow on the mountain-tops with Sunrise Ski Resort set to open December 10. In addition to all the beauty Nature offers during the winter season, there's plenty to do, see and enjoy! Here are some highlights:

December 4, 2004

Woodland Holiday Lighting Festival (Christmas Tree Lighting)- Pinetop

Woodland Holiday Lighting, Saturday, December 4th at the Woodland Lake covered bridge. Be sure and watch Santa and his elves arrive!

Scheduled for 2:30pm and all children under 10 are invited to spend some time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Hot chocolate and cookies! The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm-- don't miss it!

The Rotary Club food drive to help the less fortunate in our communities would appreciate your donation of canned goods. A donation wins you a Holiday Raffle gift!

For more information: Pinetop-Lakeside Parks and Recreation at 928-368-6700

December 2004 (date TBA)

Christmas Tree Lighting and Electric Light Parade - Show Low

Show Low Main Street's Christmas Tree lighting will begin at the Festival Marketplace in downtown Show Low at 5:30 PM. Hot chocolate and hot cider will be available along with a Christmas program and entertainment. The Show Low Chamber of Commerce Electric Light Parade will begin at 6:30 PM along the Deuce of Clubs.

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December 1 thru 12th - Snowflake/Taylor

Snowflake Heritage Foundation's Annual "Twelve Days of Christmas"

This event is held each year to "Celebrate the Season." to celebrate this joyous time of year. Santa Claus makes a special appearance, friends and neighbors gather at Heritage Square to listen to holiday music, gather goody bags-- and all are welcome to enjoy this festive event. Festivities begin with the Snowflake Town Lighting and Festival of Trees at Heritage Park on Main Street in Snowflake. Watch the magic of over 92 snowflake street lights light up the streets of the lovely little town!

Taylor's Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the Taylor Rodeo Pavilion on December 3rd at the Taylor Rodeo Pavillion at 5:30 pm Santa will visit the children in Snowflake and Taylor, too. Enjoy music, entertainment, train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate, cookies and the traditional Santa Goody Bags for all the children.

Other festivities included will be Valley View Baptist Church Christmas Program, Living Faith Christian Center and Silver Creek Community Bible Church Choir Christmas Program, High School Holiday Program, and a Holiday Historic Home Tour. There is no charge to these events and visitors are welcome.

December 2004 (date TBA)

White Mountain Historic Home Tour Tea - Springerville/Eager

A high tea and tours of the historic pioneer homes in the communities of Springerville and Eagar is offered each winter in the Christmas Season.

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December 2004 (Date TBA)

Christmas Light Parade - Springerville/Eagar

Beginning in Eagar, the parade is traditionally held on the first Saturday evening in December to celebrate the joy of the season and welcome Santa Claus.

Casa Malpais Festival of Lights - Springerville/Eagar

The pathways through these ancient Native American ruins will be lit with luminaria (traditional Southwest candle-lit foot lights)during the holiday season. Overlooking the Town of Springerville, the carefully preserved 17-acre ruins were occupied in the 13th century, and feature the Great Kiva, a catacomb burial area, stairways, astronomically aligned shrines, and petroglyphs. A museum and gift shop displaying artifacts is in Springerville. Guided tours are also available.

For more information: Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce (928) 333-2123