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.
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.
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
First National Bank of Pandora
Sielschott, Walsh, Keifer, Regula & Sherer CPAs
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
Richard J. Boehr
Bluffton Presbyterian Church
Bluffton High School Basketball,
Football, and Volleyball Teams
Lynda Best, Kevin Gratz, Kyle Gratz, Fred Rodabaugh, Jesse Blackburn, Joe Sehlhorst, Jeff Stratton
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.
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."
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 email@example.com or (419) 369-2985.