Downtown Needles, CA: Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015.

The Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 will be held from 10:00am to 6:00pm PT on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 in Downtown Needles, California.

Every year, the annual Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 brings out the whole community to a Christmas and Holiday Celebration which includes variety of family fun activities all happening in Downtown Needles, California.

The Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 is sponsored by the Needles Downtown Business Alliance and is co-sponsored by Best Western Colorado River Inn.

Admission for the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 is free.

ZachNews, your event coverage leader, has all the information regarding the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event in Downtown Needles, California.

After the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015, ZachNews will have pictures as well as videos from the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 posted to ZachNews and ZachNews on YouTube.

Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 12-5-2015 Map

**** Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 Map: ****

This is a map layout of the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event and where is everything being held at in the Downtown Needles, California area.

The icons labeled on the map are listed below, including about the Lighted Parade which is marked with a yellow line as the parade route.

El Garces Train Depot and Santa Fe Park

** Retail, Food, and Entertainment: **

There will be more activities and fun at Santa Fe Park and inside the El Garces Train Depot.

A car and truck cruise will be display of classic and custom vehicles along Front Street next to Santa Fe Park.

Also, there will be kids activities, music and entertainment including the Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51, delicious foods and drinks, and merchant vendors including great homemade gifts.

** Needles Regional Museum: **

The Needles Regional Museum will be open during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event located across the street from Santa Fe Park at 929 Front Street.

You will be able to learn about our community’s history and get to shop at their gift shop where you can by their 2016 calendar with pictures from the past of our community.

Santa’s Village

** Picture With Santa Claus, Bake Sale, and Santa’s Village: **

The bake sale and pictures with Santa Claus will be held inside the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union located at 1001 West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The bake sale by the Women’s Club of Needles will feature delicious cookies, cakes, pies, and other tasty treats.

The Santa’s Village will have a Christmas Shop with Christmas gifts for purchase.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Colorado River Station passing out coloring books, stickers and candy, and registration to receive toys in the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Donations for the Spark of Love Toy drive will be accepted for the drive for limited-income families.

The activities inside the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm PT.

Peewee Derby Races

** Peewee Derby Races: **

The 5th Annual Route 66 Peewee Derby will begin with a pre-race inspection begins at 12:30pm PT and the racing will begin at 1:00pm PT on Front Street near the Needles Chamber of Commerce.

The peewee derby races is being put on by the Needles Recreation Center.

Contestants must pre-register at the Needles Recreation Center located at 1705 J Street in Needles, California.

The registration fee is $20.00 and includes a build-your-own Pinewood Derby car with paint brushes, glue, stickers, instructions and a goody bag.

All contestants will receive ribbons for participating in the 5th Annual Route 66 Peewee Derby.

Medals will be given out to first and second places in 3 divisions: ages 4-6 years old division, ages 7-9 years old division, and ages 10-12 years old division.

Only cars supplied by the Needles Recreation Center with a paid entry fee will be allowed to race.

Lighted Parade

** Lighted Parade: **

The lighted parade of floats will start at 5:00pm PT along West Broadway and Front Street between D Street and H Street.

The lighted parade will have marching bands, decorated vehicles, and lighted up floats.

Lighted Parade Route Map

** Lighted Parade Begins and Ends Locations: **

The lighted parade will begin along D Street near the intersection of West Broadway and D Street.

On D Street, the lighted parade will head southbound along D Street to West Broadway.

At West Broadway, the lighted parade will head westbound along West Broadway to F Street.

At F Street, the lighted parade will head northbound along F Street to Front Street.

At Front Street, the lighted parade will head westbound along Front Street in front of Santa Fe Park to G Street.

At G Street, the lighted parade will head northbound along G Street to Front Street.

At Front Street, the lighted parade will head westbound along Front Street to H Street.

The lighted parade will end at the intersection of Front Street and H Street.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of best decorated vehicle, best float, and best marching group.

Entry into the parade is free and people or groups interested in participating in the parade must sing up before Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

Memorial Tree

** Memorial Tree: **

In regards to the tree lighting ceremony of the Memorial Tree located on the corner of West Broadway and G Street.

ZachNews has asked many people, from event organizers to City of Needles Officials, if there is going to be a tree lighting ceremony of the Memorial Tree and nobody has any information regarding what time the tree lighting ceremony will begin or if there will be a tree lighting ceremony this year.

It the pass years, a tree lighting ceremony of the Memorial Tree was held with City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget counting down the moments before turning on the Memorial Tree then singing Christmas songs afterwards.

ZachNews -- Traffic Alert!!Event and Parade Road Closures and Detours

**** Event Road Closures: ****

Due to the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event, there will be road closures area the Downtown Needles, California, including for the Lighted Parade (Yellow Line).

** Main Event Road Closures (Red Line): **

– F Street between Front Street (Near Santa Fe Park) to Front Street (Near Needles Regional Museum) will be closed for the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event starting at around 8:00am PT and lasting until 6:15pm PT.

– Front Street between F Street to G Street will be closed for the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event starting at around 8:00am PT and lasting until 6:15pm PT.

– G Street between Front Street (Near Needles Regional Museum) to Front Street (Near El Garces Train Depot) will be closed for the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 event starting at around 8:00am PT and lasting until 6:15pm PT.

** Lighted Parade Road Closures (Orange Lines): **

– West Broadway between D Street to G Street will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

– Front Street between A Street to D Street will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the lighted parade for lighted parade preparation.

– D Street between Front Street to West Broadway will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

– West Broadway between D Street to G Street will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

– F Street between West Broadway to Front Street will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

– Front Street between F Street to G Street will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

– G Street between Front Street (Near Needles Regional Museum) to Front Street (Near El Garces Train Depot) will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

– Front Street between G Street to H Street will be closed for the lighted parade starting an hour before the start of the lighted parade.

** Lighted Parade Detour (Green Lines): **

– To get around the lighted parade road closures from the east side on West Broadway, motorist can take either C Street or D Street from West Broadway southbound to Third Street and head westbound to either G Street or J Street near the on ramps to Interstate 40.

– To get around the lighted parade road closures from the west side on West Broadway, motorist can take either J Street near the on ramps to Interstate 40 or G Street from West Broadway southbound to Third Street and head eastbound to either D Street or C Street.

– Big rig trucks should take Interstate 40 between J Street and East Broadway (State Route 95) to get around the lighted parade road closures.

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** Event Contacts: **

For more information regarding the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015, please call: 1 (760) 326-4007.

For more information regarding the 5th Annual Route 66 Peewee Derby, please contact Jennifer Valenzuela at: 1 (760) 326-2814.

For more information regarding the parade or to join the parade, please contact Mary Gonzales either by phone at: 1 (760) 326-7151 or by email at: mgonzales@crmccares.com

** Come and kick off the Christmas and Holiday Season at the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 2015 in Downtown Needles, California. **

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