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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. 

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Click here for a Parade Application

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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Thank you to our 2022 Blaze of Lights Sponsors


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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'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.



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 or (419) 369-2985.

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Be a Sponsor for Blaze of Lights 2023!  Sponsor Form

Blaze Schedule and Activities!

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New for 2022!

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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.  


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