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HISTORIC NATIVITY SCENES - BUILDING BEGINS

Nov 17, 2020

Downtown Ontario – Euclid Avenue tradition returns! 

ONTARIO, California (Monday, November 9, 2020)  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 crèche’s, 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 under gone restoration, but it is an ongoing effort to maintain, restore, and preserve the pieces of art.  New crèche’s were built last year.  Donations to support these efforts can be made on the website or mailed directly to Christmas on Euclid 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.  

Due to mandated restrictions on event gatherings during this COVID-19 pandemic many of the annual events, such as the craft fair or community sing-a-long have been canceled.  However, virtual events will take place and are free to participate.  For more information please visit Christmas on Euclid Experience at:  www.ChristmasOnEuclid.com

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 Friday 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 first Saturday in December enjoy the all-day magical festival of craft vendors, carolers, snow play, horse drawn carriage and train 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 the first Saturday before Thanksgiving thru the first Saturday 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.ChristmasOnEuclid.com

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