Holiday spirit blazes in Bluffton!

The 34th annual Blaze of Lights puts a new spin on Bluffton traditions. The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and village Cultural Affairs Committee have updated celebrations to keep families and friends safe.

November 28 through January 1, 2020

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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Residential Lights Contest

Judging will take place on or about December 9. Awards will be announced December 11, 2020.

PRIZES & DETAILS

Town Crier Ceremony

Kevin Gratz recites the Christmas story and provides a history of the Ream display; performance by the Bluffton High School Show Choir; honorary "Switch Hitter" Dan Bowden turns on the lights.

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Support Bluffton area nonprofits by Giving with the Grinch. Donate by text, online, or by mail. Member businesses can schedule a photo-op with the Grinch.

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December 5, 2020

Free drive-in movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). Thank you to Bluffton Family Recreation for planning & hosting this event!

2020 Blaze of Lights Sponsors


PLATINUM SPONSORS​

GOLD SPONSORS

Bluffton Hospital

Citizens National Bank

First National Bank of Pandora

Lisa Wenger, CCR Realtors

Sielschott, Walsh, Keifer, Regula & Sherer CPAs

SILVER SPONSORS

Beacon Life Ministries

CAT of Mid-Ohio

Family Eye Care Clinic of Bluffton

Fortman Insurance Services

Fultz Sign Company

Ryan DeMarco, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company

Twisted Whisk Cafe

RUBY SPONSORS

Richard J. Boehr

Wessler Engineering

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS

Bluffton Presbyterian Church

Bluffton High School Basketball,

Football, and Volleyball Teams

SPECIAL THANKS

Lynda Best, Kevin Gratz, Kyle Gratz, Fred Rodabaugh, Jesse Blackburn, Joe Sehlhorst, Jeff Stratton

2020 RESIDENTIAL

LIGHTS MAP

Google Map

December 5, 2020

Santa leads a procession of 90 vehicles in an antique fire truck. It was a fun way to view Bluffton's holiday lights!

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 30 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 blufftonchamber@gmail.com or (419) 369-2985.

© Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, 2021

9:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday

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Call or email for phone or Zoom meetings.

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PO Box 142

Bluffton, OH 45817

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