Blaze of Lights
Holiday spirit blazes in Bluffton!
November 25, 2023
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 25, 2023.
November 25, 2023 through January 1, 2024
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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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 369-2985.
Santa will return to the Alley across from the Ream Display
The Trolley (sponsored by SumiRiko Ohio, Inc.) returns for a second year with free rides.
Romick Railway (sponsored by Grob Systems, Inc.) is back this year with free rides.
The Blaze After Lighting returns on Vine Street featuring Wastin' Neon.
Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn
SumiRiko Ohio, Inc.
Family Eye Care
Kira's Flipside Grill
Tyler Sutton State Farm
Matthew Ellerbrock, D.C.
Twisted Whisk Cafe
Webb Insurance Agency
Samuel W. Diller Co., L.P.A.
1861 Wine Lounge
Ohio Means Jobs Allen County
Northwest Physical Therapy
Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Clinton, LLC
Ed Reichenbach State Farm
Double D's Nuts
Bluffton Auto Repair
Stratton Auto Sales
Blaze Schedule and Activities!
Join in the 2023 Blaze of Lights parade on November 25. Submit an application for your organization BELOW.
THEME: A Journey Through Time
From Victorian carolers to retro 1950s-inspired decorations to modern displays, Use your imagination and creativity to create an entry that celebrates Christmas traditions.