Holiday spirit blazes in Bluffton!

November 28, 2020

The 2020 Blaze of Lights will be modified. We hope to have parade again in 2021!

Holiday Lights & Folk Art Display

November 28 - January 1

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." Driving maps are available at the Ream display after December 9.

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.

November 28, 2020 is also Shop Small Saturday! Explore Bluffton for great shopping and dining!

2019 RESIDENTIAL

LIGHTS MAP

Google Map

Print your own

2019 Blaze of Lights Sponsors


GOLD SPONSORS

Bluffton University

Citizens National Bank 

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co.

Smith's Realty Professionals Inc.

Spectrum Salon

SILVER SPONSORS

County Electric

Mercy Health

Real Living CCR Realtors

RUBY SPONSORS

A to Z Portion Control Meats

The Bluffton News

Bluffton Hospital 

Richard J. Boehr Co.

Faith Investment Services

Fortman Insurance Services
Ellerbrock Spine & Soft Tissue

M & R Plumbing & Heating

Natural Healing Massage & Reiki Ctr.

Shannon Service Club

UAW Local 1327

Webb Insurance Agency

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS

Bluffton Aeration

Bluffton Presbyterian Church

Bluffton Clean-Up

Bluffton High School Basketball,

Soccer, and Tennis Teams

Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters

Bluffton Senior Center

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton

Twisted Whisk Cafe

SPECIAL THANKS

Lynda Best, Brad Cox, Kevin Gratz, Kyle Gratz, Fred Rodabaugh, Jesse Blackburn, Joe Sehlhorst, Jeff Stratton, Junior Weihrauch.

RESIDENTIAL DECORATING CONTEST

Decorating for the holidays? We've got a prize for that! The chamber sponsors a residential holiday lighting contest to help spread the Blaze of Lights spirit throughout the village.

To participate, Bluffton residents should send their family name and address to blufftonchamber@gmail.com or PO Box 142 by December 4. The judging will take place on or about December 9, 2019.

Participants are listed on this map:

RESIDENTIAL LIGHTS MAP

Residential holiday lighting contest prizes are awarded in "Bluffton Bucks," Bluffton chamber gift certificates, which may be used at Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce member business.

 

The prizes are: First place $200; Second place $150; Third place $75; Mayor’s Choice $75.

The contest is open to any residence inside the Bluffton village limits. Entries will be highlighted on print and digital maps. For more information, contact Paula Scott at (419) 369-2985.

OFFICE HOURS

154 N. Main St., 2nd fl.

Meeting by teleconference

USPS

PO Box 142

Bluffton, OH 45817

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