Needles, CA: Community kicks off the Christmas and holiday spirit with music, dance, food, shopping, Santa Claus, racing, lights and togetherness.

Needles, CA: Community kicks off the Christmas and holiday spirit with music, dance, food, shopping, Santa Claus, racing, lights and togetherness.

The community of Needles, California kicked off the Christmas and holiday spirit with music, dance, food, shopping, Santa Claus, racing, lights and togetherness during several events all held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was all over the community reporting on the different events being held on that joyful day.

People came together to enjoy the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

A variety of activities, vendors and entertainment got the community into the Christmas and holiday spirit, including a bake sell with lots of great treats, arts and crafts for the kids, picture taking with Santa Claus, a Route 66 pee wee derby along West Broadway and a wonderful performance by Dance Trac 51.

Winners were announced for the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

 

** Winners of the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby: **

  • For 4-6 Year Old Participates:

1st Place: Layton Phillips

2nd Place: Mariella Moffitt

  • For 7-10 Year Old Participates:

1st Place: Reddik Rubalcaba

2nd Place: Tre Lawier

Just around the concern, the Christmas and holiday spirit was spreading in tasty food and shopping.

The Needles Eagles Aerie #2599 was serving up big tasty chili hot dogs well The Twist was serving their new sandwiches, salads and hot chocolate, both getting the community filled up and warm with joy.

The Needles Regional Museum’s Thrift Shop held a sale, displaying for your awaiting purchase clothes, shoes and even Christmas decorations, all to help the Needles Regional Museum which was also opened to the public so that people visiting our community can learn more about Needles, California.

Just down the way, Santa Claus made a pit stop at the River Road Plaza near Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California.

Families with their children came out and got to meet Santa Claus where he and his little helpers from The Healing Center gave out lots of toys, candy, coloring books, books, and pajamas to all the good boys and girls.

The event is being sponsored by The Healing Center in Needles, California.

Later, the community gather for the lighting of the Community Memorial Christmas Tree by outgoing Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget and newly elected Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams, followed by the Lighted Christmas Parade that shined bright along West Broadway.

Winners were announced for best group, float, and decorate vehicle of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair’s Lighted Parade 2018 that was held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Downtown Needles, California.

** Lighted Parade Winners: **

  • For Best Group:

Needles High School Mighty Marching Band

  • For Best Float:

Calvary Chapel

  • For Best Decorate Vehicle:

A Tow Truck

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Overall, all of the events brought the community more together, and shows that this small community, along with many great volunteers, organizers and sponsors, can still put on a great event that brings all together as family.

**** Great work to all who participated in bring joy and togetherness in our community for the Christmas and holiday season. ****

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

 

 

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