6:30pm - 8:00pm
This year, the “Holiday of Lights” will be held on Sunday, December 13 as a drive-through, similar to the Ice Cream Social that was held in August. The event will take place between 6:30 and 8 p.m. The City will close E. Schantz Avenue between Patterson Road and E. Thruston Boulevard to through traffic that evening. The OCC and Shafor Park will be lit with luminarias as will Shafor Boulevard. To participate, residents must come to the OCC by vehicle to be greeted by Santa’s helpers, see Santa on a fire truck, listen to holiday music, enjoy the holiday decorations, receive a special treat and more. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing mandates, no walk-ups will be allowed. City leaders will greet participants near E. Schantz and E. Thruston and will direct them southward in two lines to receive treats near the OCC parking lot. Residents will drive up to one of two tents, receive their special treat while enjoying the holiday festivities, and will then will exit on to Patterson Road. Participants must wear face coverings while receiving the treats. We hope this modified “Holiday of Lights” event will brighten the community at the onset of the winter season.