Blaze of Lights

Holiday spirit blazes in Bluffton!

PARADE INVITATION

Join in the 2021 Blaze of Lights parade on November 27. Submit an application for your organization BELOW.

THEME: A Christmas Carol

Create an entry inspired by a favorite Christmas carol or the Charles Dickens story.

PRINT PDF FORM

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2021 Blaze of Lights
Sponsorship

Please consider being a sponsor for this well attended, annual event. Deadline for sponsorship signup is October 31, 2021. Click the form below for a printable, interactive version. Details for mailing sponsorships are on the form.

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The 35th 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 27, 2021.

November 27 through January 1, 2021

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.

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.