Christmas on Euclid Entertainment
December 15, 2016
By Armida Villalvazo
Since 1922, a holiday tradition powered by Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Christmas on Euclid Experience has transformed Historic Euclid Avenue into a winter wonderland.
The community tradition welcomes families from across the Inland Empire and surrounding communities to gather each year to enjoy games, movie nights, food and more.
The first week of December initiated the Christmas on Euclid Experience with the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony at the Ontario Town Square and craft fair. The holiday celebration continues througout the season with more holiday festivities.
Holiday Nativity Scenes continue on display along Euclid Avenue from “G” Street to “D” Street until Jan. 2. Since 1958, the volunteer group The Nativity on Euclid Landmark (NOEL) Committee's main priority has been to raise funds to help maintain, conserve, restore and preserve the Nativity crèches and statues. Aside from the NOEL Committee, community leaders, businesses, service organization and individuals have contributed to the annual presentation of the Nativity crèches and statues.
A Holiday Sing Along will take place Dec. 17 at the Jack Mercer Bandstand on Euclid and “C” Street from 6-9 p.m. This event also is a fundraiser for the Nativity scenes.
The busy schedule of events during the Christmas on Euclid Experience, a non-profit 501©3 organization, will wrap up with a Menorah Procession on Dec. 29. All are welcome to join the Jewish community at the Ontario Town Square at 6 p.m. in showcasing the concept of instilling light in the darkness as part of the Chanukah celebration, the Jewish Festival of Lights.
For more information, visit The Christmas on Euclid website or call (888) 455- 5755.