to 8:00 PM
Now in its 33rd year, the Holiday Pageant and Tower Lighting ushers in the holiday season on the Saturday following Thanksgiving with a program of Family Fun Event Featuring: Dance Performances, Special Guests, Holiday Cheer, Christmas Carols, the Annual Friendship Tower Lighting plus a visit from Santa! Admission is a donation of non-perishable food item(s) to benefit the Food Bank.The lighting of the tower is done by Yuma's reigning Citizen of the Year. The lighting of the tower creates the effect of a 200-foot tall Christmas tree which can be seen from miles around. The tower will be lighted each evening from beginning with the pageant and ending after the first week in January.
to 3:00 PM
Visit Yuma presents Ag to Art Farmer’s Market: Feeding the Body and Soul. The market is going to roam Yuma County; our second stop is Butterfield Park, Wellton.
We are looking for vendors, for agriculture and arts products. Free booth spaces are available. For participation and inquiries email us at email@example.com or call us 928-376-0100.
Here’s how you can be involved:
--Have a booth to sell your goods if you sell something related to farm produce or made from fresh, grown items. This could include homemade soap, fresh eggs, herbs and spices, dried fruits, fresh veggies, baked goods, dog treats, etc.
--Have a booth to sell your pieces if you sell anything related to the arts. This could be paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery or ceramics, fiber arts, your music, musical instruments, or classes at your performing or visual arts organization, for example.
--If you teach yoga or martial arts, or work with children’s organizations that put on demonstrations (Boy Scouts teaching visitors to the market how to tie knots?), you can offer short hourly demonstrations or classes for the public to take part in. We are seeking ways for the market to be experiential, interactive, and fun for all ages, so call us to discuss your ideas if what you do might be a fit in this area. You are welcome to solicit for new customers.
--If you are in the performing arts, you may have a booth and perform, or you also don’t necessarily need to set up a booth, if you’d like to just perform. There are also options for performers/artists showing their craft. You may offer a short hourly performance for the public to enjoy. You may also work in short, group lessons for guitar or salsa dancing, or watercolor painting, if your craft is one that you’d like to teach to others. We ask that you offer at least two 15-30 minute sessions during the time that the market is taking place. You are welcome to solicit for new customers.
Items to be sold will be subject to approval by Visit Yuma.
to 2:00 PM
Go behind YPG’s gates to learn about the installation’s history and modern-day mission. The tour is met by base personnel who share facts and figures and details about what it’s like with tanks ripping around and giant booms going off daily. This tour leaves from the Colorado River State Historic Park at 8:30 a.m. Purchase tickets here. Call 800-293-0071 for more information.
to 1:00 PM
Come out and join the fun at the Yuma Civic Center! Browse and visit with more than 100 local business to learn more about what Yuma has to offer!
Pick up your "goodie bag" at the Yuma Sun booth!
For vendor information please call 928-539-6837 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
to 1:30 PM
The Sports Turf, Tree & Landscape Expo at the Yuma Civic Center is geared toward anyone wanting to learn more about the latest technologies and strategies for turf, trees, plants, and lawn care. How to demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences, and professional guest speaker seminars will be held throughout the day. Register today for only $10! Registration includes our famous Tri-tip lunch. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.
to 9:00 PM
to 5:00 PM
The Peanut Patch Christmas Bash is one not to be missed! Called Yuma’s Original General Store, the Patch will be hosting a vendors’ market with food vendors, pictures with Santa, a Kids Corner and entertainment, as well as all the store’s holiday gift selections. Plan to stay a while, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the day with Senor Peanut and the whole Peanut Patch family, who are celebrating their 42nd anniversary.
to 10:00 PM
A magical tradition for Yuma families! Join us as we light up Historic Main Street with twinkle lights on wreaths, light poles, and the official lighting of the Main Street Christmas Tree in front of the Yuma Art Center. Watch in awe as we flip the holiday switch and experience the moment the air fills with holiday spirit! This event features sweet treats, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live performances and a kid’s snow zone! Visit www.YumaFestivals.com for updates!