Downtown Ontario – Euclid Avenue tradition returns!
The Christmas on Euclid Experience, a non-profit organization, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has begun the build of the twelve Nativity Scenes today. The process overall will take several days to construct and includes the crèches, the mural backdrops, lights, and finally the placement of the almost life-size statues in each crèche.
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. The twelve scenes have undergone restoration, but it is an ongoing effort to maintain, restore, and preserve the pieces of art. New crèches were built in 2018. Donations to support these efforts can be made on the website or mailed directly to Christmas on Euclid Experience C/O Ontario Convention Center at 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario CA 91764.
The community’s iconic Nativity scenes are treasured pieces of art on display for several weeks beginning Thanksgiving Day thru New Year’s Day and will be found on the Euclid Avenue median from “C” Street to “F” Street. 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. A self-guided tour script can be printed from the website to use as an educational tool.
For more information please visit Christmas on Euclid Experience at: www.ChristmasOnEuclid.com