Downtown Needles, CA: Community rejoices for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017.

Downtown Needles, CA: Community rejoices for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017.

The holiday season was kicked off with lots of fun and community togetherness during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 in Downtown Needles, California.

The Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017, formerly the Ol Santa Nick on Route 66, brought the popular community event back to life from an uncertain future thanks to a team effort by the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, the Women’s Club of Needles, and the City of Needles.

The new event team brought the popular community event back to what it was years ago, placing the event right on the street of West Broadway so that nobody will missing the event and made sure that the Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting was brought back apart of the event.

ZachNews was broadcasting live on Facebook the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 and gave a walking tour of all of the fun that awaited the community.

Vendors with a variety of different clothes, Christmas theme items, and homemade gifts were set up along West Broadway for a open street market experiences.

People were seen checking out all of the wonderful items being sold as well as buying that last minute Christmas gift for their family or friends.

The California Highway Patrol in Needles, California had their booth set up and were giving out California Highway Patrol lanyard and stickers to the kids.

Next to the California Highway Patrol booth was their patrol vehicle where kids got to go inside and turn on the lights of the patrol vehicle.

On the west side of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, kids were seen having fun playing games in the kids game area.

Inside the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union off West Broadway, people were welcomed in to Santa Claus’ Workshop where kids visited with Santa Claus and told him what they want for Christmas.

From tasty chili dogs, chili, and soda to sweet and delicious treats, the Santa Claus’ Workshop had lunch and dessert waiting for you to enjoy.

The Woman’s Club of Needles were selling out many of their sweet and delicious treats during the event, including pies to cookies.

Kids got to do some holiday theme arts and crafting during the event with the help of Santa’s elves.

Parents and guardians were seen lined up to sign up their children for new toys for the holiday season during the Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017’s One Day Registration.

The children also got to find the right gift for their parents and guardians in a Santa’s kid shop where kids can buy gifts for under a dollar and have their gifts wrapped for them with the help of Santa’s elves.

As part of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 event, the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby was held along West Broadway put on by the Needles Recreation Center.

ZachNews was broadcasting live on Facebook all of the joy and racing fun the kids and the community were having during the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

The winners of the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby were announced to the community and broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

Later, the community gather for a wonderful performance by the Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51 along West Broadway.

ZachNews was broadcasting live on Facebook the performance by the Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51.

The kids preformed in front of the community a variety of songs and dances that warmed the crowd up with lots of love and joy.

As the evening progress, preparations were underway to set up ornaments and lights for the Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

ZachNews and Drew’s News teamed up to broadcast live the Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Memorial Christmas Tree were decorated with ornaments from the community, including an ornament City of Needles Mayer Edward T. Paget placed on the Memorial Christmas Tree remembering the victims of the September 11 terror attack.

The lights on the Memorial Christmas Tree were set by volunteers, including Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson who were seen checking and rechecking the lights and replacing lights on the Memorial Christmas Tree.

People enjoyed the decorated Memorial Christmas Tree, which is located near the intersection of West Broadway and G Street and will be lighted up through the Christmas and holiday season.

Anybody can place an ornament on the Memorial Christmas Tree, but please make sure that your ornament is fasten tight on the branch so that the winds don’t blow your ornament away.

After the Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, people began purchasing delicious hot chocolate being sold by wonderful kids with the California School Employees Association and lined along West Broadway for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017’s Lighted Parade.

ZachNews and Drew’s News teamed up to broadcast live the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017’s Lighted Parade.

People enjoyed the wonderful and beautify decorated floats and participates who came out for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017’s Lighted Parade.

ZachNews has the winners of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017’s Lighted Parade that was held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 in Downtown Needles, California.

**** Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017’s Lighted Parade Winners: ****

** Best Float: **

#10:

A&G Towing and Storage, Inc.

Serving the Colorado River Tri-Statea area

(Including in Bullhead City, Arizona and Needles, California)

** Best Decorated Vehicle: **

#13:

Needles Regional Museum

Downtown Needles, California

** Best Group: **

#18:

Havasu 95 Speedway and Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Overall, the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 was well attended and well enjoyed, people glad that the event is back along West Broadway like in the pass, enjoyed the different activities and entertainment including the Route 66 Pee Wee Derby and Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51, and the return of the Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

What’s next for the organizers of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 is to find out what went right or wrong during the event, what changes or improvements are needed, and suggestions on how to make next year’s event even bigger.

** Great work to everybody involved with the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 and thanks to everybody who answered the call for more participates for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017’s Lighted Parade. **

** Pictures and Videos from ZachNews: **

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