Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 is this Saturday in Downtown Needles.

Downtown Needles, CA: Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 is this Saturday in Downtown Needles.

Bring your family and friends down into Needles, California as Ol Saint Nick will be rolling down the historic and world famous Route 66 for the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event being held on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 starting at 10:00am PT at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

The Needles Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 which use to be called the Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration and Lighted Parade.

The Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event is Free and the Route 66 Pinewood Derby is $15.00 to participate.

Around 12 food vendors selling burritos, hot dogs, barbecue beef sandwiches, baked potatoes, chili, soda, hot chocolate, coffee, and cotton candy.

Around 29 art and craft vendors to get your holiday creative spirit started.

Some merchandise vendors to get your holiday shopping started.

Entertainment includes the London Dance Studio starting at 10:30am PT, Christmas Carols starting at 2:00pm PT, River Valley Line Dancers starting at 3:00pm PT, and the Dance Trax 51 starting at 4:00pm PT.

The Route 66 Pinewood Derby will be held near the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event at Santa Fe Park starting at 1:00pm PT. There will be 3 divisions during the Route 66 Pinewood Derby including a 4 to 6 year old division, 7 to 9 year old division, and 10 to 12 year old division.

Children activities, games, and bounce houses will be there at the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event will be held on the corner of Front Street and F Street at Santa Fe Park starting at 5:00pm PT. City of Needles Mayor Edward Paget will be lighting the tree.

The Christmas Lighting Parade will drive along the historic and world famous Route 66 to Santa Fe Park starting at 5:30pm PT. Appearing during the Christmas Lighting Parade are the Marine Corps League Detachment 757 Color Guard and Honor Grade of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Needles High School Marching Band, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Tribal Marching Band, Decorated and Lighted Floats, Santa Claus and His Reindeers, and Many More.

Those who are participating in the Christmas Lighting Parade will be lining up along Front Street between West Broadway and D Street starting around 4:30pm PT.

The Christmas Lighting Parade will start heading south on D Street where the Christmas Lighting Parade will make a right turn into Downtown Needles, California heading west on West Broadway.

The Christmas Lighting Parade will then make a right turn off of West Broadway heading north on F Street then a left turn heading west on Front Street where the Christmas Lighting Parade will pass Santa Fe Park.

The Christmas Lighting Parade will then make a right turn heading north on G Street then make a left turn heading west on Front Street where the Christmas Lighting Parade will end at the intersection of Front Street and H Street near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office.

Some streets around West Broadway will be closed during the Christmas Lighting Parade starting at 5:00pm PT including Front Street between West Broadway and D Street, D Street between West Broadway and Front Street, West Broadway between D Street and G Street, F Street between West Broadway and Front Street, Front Street between F Street and G Street, and G Street between Front Street and H Street.

Judges will be judging parade floats and other entries during the Christmas Lighting Parade and will be awarded trophies after the Christmas Lighting Parade.

Those who want to watch the Christmas Lighting Parade should get there early for the best seating along the Christmas Lighting Parade route.
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Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event will be held at Santa Fe Park near located on the 900 block of Front Street between F Street and G street in Downtown Needles, California.

Some streets around Santa Fe Park will be closed during the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event starting at 8:00am PT.

Parking for the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event can be located around in Downtown Needles, California at the Large Dirt Parking Lot located on the 1,000 block of West Broadway between G Street and H Street, and the Large Dirt Parking Lot located on the northeast corner of the intersection of the 800 block of West Broadway between F Street and E Street.

People can access Santa Fe Park from the intersections of West Broadway and G Street and West Broadway and F Street.
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During the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event, Palo Verde College Photography Class and the Tri-State Focus Photography Club will be taking Holiday pictures at Palo Verde College Needles Campus between 10:00am to 1:00pm PT.

The pictures will be taken for free so dress in your best and bring the family.

Palo Verde College Needles Campus will have Toy Donation Box to collect new and unwrapped toys for the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Palo Verde College Needles Campus is located at 725 West Broadway at E Street in Downtown Needles, California.

There is parking in the Palo Verde College Needles Campus Parking Lot located on E Street between West Broadway and Third Street.
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During the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event, Santa Claus will arrive early for pictures with children at the Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse starting at 10:00am PT.

Women’s Club of Needles will be also holding a Boutique Christmas Sale selling an assortment of delicious holiday merchandise, cookies, candies, pies, fudge, and brownies.

There will be also a 1 Day Registration Event at the Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse related to the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive being held on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT.

The Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse located at 305 West Broadway at A Street in Downtown Needles, California.

There is parking in the Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse Parking Lot located on West Broadway near A Street.
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Volunteers are still needed and are welcome to help with setting up for the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event, helping along the Christmas Lighting Parade, and to help with clean up and take down after the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event.

You can contact Mary Gonzales to volunteer during the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event and Christmas Lighting Parade.
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– For general information regarding the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event, please contact Jan Jernigan at: 1 (760) 326-4007.

– For more information regarding the Christmas Lighting Parade or to volunteer during the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event and Christmas Lighting Parade, please contact Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326- 7209 or Georgia Breault at: 1 (760) 326-3906.

– For entertainment sign up for the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event , please contact C.J. Williams at: 1 (760) 994-9502.

– Contestants pre-register participators for the Ol Saint Nick on Route 66 Christmas Event , please contact the Needles Recreation Center at: 1 (760) 326-2814.

– For more information regarding the Women’s Club of Needles Boutique Sale, please contact the Women’s Club of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-3241.

– For more information regarding the 1 Day Registration Event related to the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive or if you are a local parent or guardian wanting to register your children but can’t attend the 1 Day Registration Event being held at the Women’s Club of Needles Clubhouse, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.
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