Long standing tradition continues on December 21, 2019
ONTARIO, California (Monday, December 16, 2019) – The Christmas on Euclid Experience, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been a tradition for thousands of visitors each year since 1922. Families are delighted each year with the start of the Christmas on Euclid Experience in Ontario, California. Historic Euclid Avenue is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with block upon block of beautiful lights.
On Saturday, December 21, 2019 the annual community sing a long brings together hundreds of people to lift their voices in traditional holiday songs. From 6pm to 9pm the community is invited to the Euclid Avenue median at the R. Jack Mercer Bandstand. Surrounded by the festive holiday décor, local community groups sing on stage and the audience joins in. Refreshments will be served. This event is outside so warm clothing is recommended along with a good pair of walking shoes as many people will enjoy a stroll on Euclid Avenue to see the twelve History Nativity Scenes.
The iconic award winning Nativity Scenes have been a tradition for thousands of visitors each year since the first one was displayed in 1958. Community leaders and businesses funded the twelve scenes with the last one added in 1976.
Rudolph Vargas, a well-known Los Angeles artist and sculptor, was hired to create the Biblical figures and he supervised the creation of the backdrops. Families are delighted each year with the start of The Christmas on Euclid Experience in Ontario, California. Historic Euclid Avenue is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with block upon block of festive lights. In addition the community’s iconic Nativity scenes are on display for several weeks. Families, groups, and individuals are welcome to stroll along Euclid Avenue and enjoy the scenes, each illustrating a specific time in the life of Jesus. Each year the scenes are set up just prior to the Thanksgiving weekend and remain until after January 1.
The twelve scenes have under gone restoration recently, but it is an ongoing effort to maintain, restore, and preserve the pieces of art. Donations can be made on the official website. For more information please visit our website – www.GOcvb.org
About Christmas on Euclid Experience
The Christmas on Euclid Experience, a non-profit organization, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been a tradition for thousands of visitors each year since 1922. Free fun family events are planned at Ontario Town Square with live concerts, local dancers, Grammy award winning artists and more that bring visitors and the community together to enjoy the holidays. The twinkling exhibition of festive lights and decorations are on display throughout the holiday season. Families are delighted each year when the start of the holiday season is kicked off on the first weekend of December with the annual tree lighting ceremony at Ontario Town Square including holiday movies in the park, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa Claus. The second Saturday in December enjoy the all-day magical festival of craft vendors, carolers, snow play, carnival rides plus live music and entertainment when historic Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with block upon block of family activities. The iconic Euclid Avenue Nativity Scenes are on display from Thanksgiving thru News Years Day in January. The twelve scenes have been a part of the community since 1958 and are free to view as you stroll along beautiful tree-lined Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California from “B” Street to “G” Street. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit www.GOcvb.org