Downtown Needles, CA: Come today to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Come today to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Come to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 being held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be a variety of activities and entertainment to get you into the community Christmas and holiday spirit.

The fun all begins at 10:00am PT and will continues into the afternoon.

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Come inside Desert Communities Federal Credit Union where Santa Claus awaits to meet and take pictures with all the good boys and girls inside Santa’s Workshop.

There will also be inside Santa’s Workshop kid’s crafts and activities as well as a bake sale.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2018 will be having a One Day Registration during the event from 10:00am to 3:00pm PT 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.

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Outside of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, retail and food vendors will lined the street and in the near by parking lot.

Get a chance to find the right gift for Christmas well also getting some delicious food to eat.

At 1:00pm PT, come and enjoy the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby in front of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union along West Broadway.

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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.

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Afterwards along West Broadway, enjoy a wonderful performance by the Dance Trac 51 and the Needles High School Drama Club who will get the crowd into the Christmas and holiday cheer.

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Later, gather together near the corner of West Broadway and G Street in Downtown Needles, California for the lighting of the Community Memorial Christmas Tree at 4:00pm PT.

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

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Afterwards, gather for the traditional Lighted Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00pm PT along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The Lighted Christmas Parade will run west along West Broadway from D Street to H Street.

If you would like to be part of the Lighted Christmas Parade, sign up by contacting Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151.

Non-street legal vehicles are allowed during the Lighted Christmas Parade.

Enter your floats, decorated vehicles and groups, including your school band.

Those who will enter non-street legal vehicles should transport them on a trailer to the start point at D Street along West Broadway.

Entries should have at least one visible string of Christmas lights.

There will be three categories: best floats, best decorated vehicles and best groups.

Winners will be rewarded for the best floats, decorated vehicles and groups participants.

** Weather Forecast for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018: **

  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

** Weather Information Source: National Weather Service: **

 

** Traffic Report for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018: **

** As of 8:00am PT on Saturday, December 1st, 2018: **

– West Broadway: 

Closure: Between F Street and H Street.

Detour: F Street to Third Street to either I Street or J Street.

– G Street and H Street:

Closure: Between Front Street and Third Street.

Detours: Use either F Street, I Street or J Street to get to either Front Street or Third Street.

** After 4:00pm PT on Saturday, December 1st, 2018: **

Closures will be extended for the Lighted Christmas Parade.

West Broadway: 

Closure: Between D Street and H Street.

Detour: Either C Street or D Street to Third Street to either I Street or J Street.

– Front Street:

Closure: Between A Street and D Street, and Between G Street and J Street.

– D Street:

Closure: Between Front Street and West Broadway.

– E Street and H Street:

Closure: Between Front Street and Third Street.

**** Moderate should drive with caution throughout the event area as there will be lots of pedestrian crossing roadways the intersection is heading to and coming from the event. ****

**** Pedestrians should watch or oncoming vehicles as they crossing intersection is heading to and coming from the event. ****

 

 

ZachNews will be bringing you live news reports from the event, and will be broadcasting live at ZachNews on Facebook the many of the entertainments, including the Community Memorial Christmas Tree and Lighted Christmas Parade.

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Come and be part of the community Christmas and holiday joy and spirit at the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

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