Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2020 and PeeWee Derby 2020 will be held today, but with some changes due to COVID-19.

Source: City of Needles (Information):

Picture: Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson (Courtesy):

Downtown Needles, California: The Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2020 and PeeWee Derby 2020 is being held on Saturday, December 5th, 2020.

The event was organized by the Needles Youth Development and Education Foundation, Needles Community Partners and the City of Needles, and will start at 10:00 a.m. PT, and last until 4:00 p.m. PT.

Due to COVID-19, some changes had to be made for this year’s event, including taking pictures with Santa Claus in person will not be happening inside the Arrowhead Credit Union due to COVID-19.

Arrowhead Credit Union tells ZachNews on Thursday that a picture of Santa Claus was placed up near the front entrance of the credit union.

ZachNews has learned from Needles City Manager Rick Daniels on Friday that no lighted parade along West Broadway will be held during the event; no lighted parade was mention on the event flyer.

Also, the tree that is located at the corner of West Broadway and G Street that is lite during the event each year is not being lighted up, instead a smaller Christmas tree will be light at the intersection of West Broadway and F Street.

Organizers are informing the public that due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are mandatory during the event.

Organizers for this year’s event saying there will be several vendors and crafts booths along the street; entertainment by Bil Al & KJ Tony; PeeWee Derby organized by the Needles Recreation Center; and the lighting of the Christmas Tree will be held by Cindi’s Kids.

The PeeWee Derby 2020 will be held start at 1:00 p.m. PT along West Broadway right in front of the old Needles Theater.

The entry fee to enter the PeeWee Derby 2020 is $20 per child, and can be done during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair.

There will be three divisions races during the PeeWee Derby 2020; Ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Medals will be awarded for first and second place in each division races, and all racers will receive a participation ribbon.

A build your pinewood derby car kit which will include paintbrushes, glue, stickers and instructions included, along with a goody bag will be included with your entry fee.

Pre-race inspection of pinewood derby cars will be held before the races at 12:30 p.m. PT.

Only pinewood derby car allowed to race are the cars that came in the kits that were supplied by the Needles Recreation Center.

The lighting of the Christmas tree will be held at 4:00 p.m. PT.

ZachNews has learned that the location for this year’s event will be along West Broadway from G Street to possibly E Street.

Motorists should plan ahead if planning to drive through the area as West Broadway between G Street and E Street/D Street will be closed during the event.

For more information regarding the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2020 and PeeWee Derby 2020, please call: 1 (760) 326-2814.

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