Heritage Festivals Events
A new tradition for Yuma families, join us as we light up Historic Main Street with twinkle lights on wreaths, light poles, and the official Main Street Christmas Tree in front of the Yuma Art Center. Watch in awe as the we flip the holiday switch and experience the moment the air fills with Christmas spirit! This event features sweet treats, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live performances and our Wow Factor Attractions kids’ corner!
December 1, 2018
6 pm – 10 pm
Historic Downtown Main Street
Enjoy the bright tree lights, happy smiles and holiday spirit with us at the Christmas Lighting on Main Street holiday celebration.
The official lighting ceremony for the Historic Downtown Main Street Christmas Tree, located in front of the Yuma Art Center at 254 S. Main St., will take place at 6 p.m. This festive event features live performances by the Gila Ridge High School Hawkapellas & Treble Hawkapellas, performances by Glam Dance Team by Cindy. Photos with Santa & Mrs. Clause will be located in the Yuma Art Center Galleries. Our WOW Factor Attractions $5 unlimited playtime Kid’s Corner will feature the Frozen Castle Maze, North Pole Rock Wall, Rudolph’s Laser Tag, and Battle Snowballs. New this year, the Yuma Art Center will host a festive spirits & hot chocolate bar!
The Toys for a Cause Car Show and Shine will feature vintage vehicles for visitors to view, including classics, hotrods, customs and motorcycles, hosted by Together Car Club of Yuma. Entry fees will go toward raising Christmas toys for children in need.
In the spirit of giving, donation boxes from Yuma Community Food Bank and bins for unwrapped toy donations for the Crossroads Mission Women’s Shelter will be available. While admission to the event is free, visitors are encouraged to bring donations to support local families in need.
Special thanks to event sponsors: AEA Federal Credit Union, the Caballeros de Yuma, Smitty’s Body Shop, Coronado Motor Hotel, B & E Services, Imaginary Friends Design Studios, Print Zoom, Z93 and Outlaw Country, El Dorado Broadcasters, Power 98.3, and the Yuma Art Center
Sponsorships and Vendor Spaces are available. Contact Joanne Fiser, Heritage Festival Coordinator (928) 373-5028 Joanne.Fiser@yumaaz.gov, Carrie Ring, Marketing Specialist at Carrie.Ring@yumaaz.gov (928) 373-5020, or reigister by completing the application.