Blaze of Lights

Holiday spirit blazes in Bluffton!

November 26, 2022

The 36th annual Blaze of Lights is bringing back traditions for everyone to celebrate! Plan on the traditional Reams folk art collection being lit after a traditional parade on Saturday, November 26, 2022. 

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Click here for a Parade Application

November 26, 2022 through January 1, 2023

The Blaze of Lights display--including the Ream folk art collection--will be illuminated at 112 N. Main St. (Bluffton Presbyterian Church).

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Thank you to our 2022 Blaze of Lights Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Lisa Wenger, Realtor

GOLD SPONSORS

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Ryan P. DeMarco, CRPC®
Financial Advisor

Holiday Lights & Folk Art Display

The village of Bluffton, Ohio, displays a lighted collection of vintage Christmas folk art on the lawn of Bluffton Presbyterian Church,  at 112 N Main St. The display is just 2-4 minutes from exits 140 and 142 on I-75.

Amid towering lighted evergreens, the Ream folk art display turns the downtown business district into a sparkling destination for the month of December. Now featured on Ohio.org's Holiday Lights Trail, the village added almost 1.5 miles of light strands in 2018.

REAM DISPLAY
Farmer Harry Ream and his wife Dorothy started making and displaying Christmas decorations in 1938. In the mid-80s, the Ream family donated 168 wood cutouts to the village. Dozens more have been added by artist Terry Mullenhour.

 

THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE

Families join in the Blaze spirit with holiday decorations including Ream-style cutout figures. The chamber conducts an annual decorating contest with prizes awarded in "Bluffton Bucks."

BLAZE TEAMWORK
The Blaze of Lights is a tradition of more than 35 years in the making. It is the work of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Bluffton, and countless volunteers.


For more information about the Blaze of Lights, contact the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce at info@explorebluffton.com or (419) 369-2985.

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County Electric

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Spectrum Salon

Ellerbrock Spine and Soft Tissue

SILVER SPONSORS

Fortman Insurance Services

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Twisted Whisk Cafe

Webb Insurance

Ohio Means Jobs Allen County

Shannon Service Club

Dick Boehr

RUBY SPONSORS

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Blaze Schedule and Activities!

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New for 2022!

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Blaze Schedule and Activities!

PARADE INVITATION

Join in the 2022 Blaze of Lights parade on November 26. Submit an application for your organization BELOW.

THEME: A Candyland Christmas

Create an entry inspired by a favorite or memories of coming home for the holidays!

PRINT PDF FORM

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