Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 will be on Saturday.

Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 will be on Saturday.

The Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be entertainment, shopping vendors, food vendors serving hot dogs, chili dogs and baked potatoes with trimmings, games, crafts, a Christmas Tree lighting, and a lighted parade during this free and open to the public event.

** Event Schedule: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017: **

  • From 10:00am to 3:30pm PT: Santa Claus’ Workshop:

There will be a Santa Claus’ Workshop inside the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway, where families can visit with Santa Claus, purchase bake goods from the bake goods sale, have the kids enjoy making holiday theme crafts, and sign up for the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 will be having a One Day Registration from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 inside the Desert Community Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

Parents and guardians can sign up children for new toys for the holiday season.

Parents and guardians must bring picture identification, proof of residency, and the child that will be recipients.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 is presented by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Women’s Club of Needles, Desert Community Federal Credit Union, Needles Recreation Department, and Needles Community Partners.

There will also be performances by Dance Trax 51 and the Needles Senior Line Dancers during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 event.

  • At 1:00pm PT: 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby:

The 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby will be held in the west side parking lot area of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union.

The entry fee for the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby is $20.00 and includes 1 build your own Pinewood Derby Car kit (includes paintbrushes, glue, stickers, and instructions) and a goody bag.

There will be 3 division races for racers to join; 4 years old to 6 years old, 7 years old to 9 years old, and 10 years old to 12 years old.

Medals will be awarded to 1st Place and 2nd Place in each of the division races, and all racers will receive a participation ribbon.

Only derby cars that were supplied by the Needles Recreation Center with your paid entry fee will be allowed to race in the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

Inspections of all derby cars will start before the races starting at 12:30pm PT.

All racing contestants between 4 years old and 12 years old must pre-register at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California prior to the racing event.

  • At 4:00pm PT: Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony:

The Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree returns to the event and will happen on the corner of West Broadway and G Street.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. will be kicking off the Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree Ceremony.

Trimming of the Memorial Christmas Tree is to be conducted on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Residents can bring memorial ornaments and such to be added at that time, or bring them to the Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree.

  • At 5:00pm PT: Lighted Parade:

The Lighted Parade will be held along West Broadway with decorated floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus.

Streets along the Lighted Parade will be closed before 5:00pm PT.

** Vendors Signing Ups: **

Vendors can signing up for spots during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017.

Vendors will be limited to one of a kind and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Vendor’s fees cost is $25.00 for the day or $35.00 with electricity.

** Lighted Parade Signing Ups: **

There are still lots of spaces left to be in the Lighted Parade and entries will be judge in 3 categories: best floats, best decorated vehicles, and best group will be awarded for their use of lights and best display of theme.

Entries are due by 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017.

Those wanting to participate in the Lighted Parade should obtain entry forms from Mary Gonzales at the Colorado River Medical Center, located at 1401 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California, and return them to Mary Gonzales by either fax at: 1 (760) 459-2210 or send a request by email to:

No matter how big or small your entry is, just be part of the community fun of the Lighted Parade.

** More Information Contacts: **

For more information regarding the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017, including vendors sign up information, please contact Tena McGee at the Women’s Club of Needles at: 1 (760) 985-4050.

For more information regarding the Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017, please text only the Holiday Hot Line at: 1 (760) 985-4050.

For more information regarding the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby, please contact Jennifer Valenzuela at the Needles Recreation Center at: 1 (760) 326-2814.

For more information regarding the Lighted Parade, please contact Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151 during Monday through Fridays business hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm PT.

**** Live Broadcast: ****

ZachNews on Facebook along with the our friend at the Drew’s News Channel on YouTube will be teaming up to broadcast live all the fun of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017.

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** Flyer Picture from the City of Needles: **

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