Williams community pulling out all the stops for Mountain Village Holiday

Preparations under way for annual festivities

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Victor Duarte and Jesus Salazar hang the last wreath on the Gateway Arch on Grand Canyon Boulevard in preparation for the approaching holiday season. Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce officials were busy this past week, adorning streetlamps with wreaths and lights.

Clara Beard/WGCN<br> Victor Duarte and Jesus Salazar hang the last wreath on the Gateway Arch on Grand Canyon Boulevard in preparation for the approaching holiday season. Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce officials were busy this past week, adorning streetlamps with wreaths and lights.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Officials of the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce are saddling up to prepare for Mountain Village Holiday. This year's theme is "A Cowboy Christmas."

Mountain Village Holiday will bring new fun and festivities for locals and visitors alike, with decorations to please the eye and sponsorship opportunities to make a difference in the community for seasons to come.

As in past years, there will be a residential and commercial lighting contest. Judging will take place on Dec. 2 with Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society students having the honor of deciding the winners. Winners of the residential contest will receive gift certificates donated by local businesses and winners of the commercial contest will receive awards of recognition. To participate, a residential establishment must use a minimum of 500 lights and a commercial establishment must use a minimum of 1,000 lights.

The next opportunity to get involved in Mountain Village Holiday is by adopting a three- to four-foot Blue Spruce tree for $150. The tree can be decorated with lights and an "adopted by" nametag will be placed on the tree. Trees will be on display in front of the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center for the Mountain Village Holiday.

Trees can be adopted by businesses or individuals and will be planted in the spring in the community park as landscaping for all to enjoy.

Finally, all are welcome to attend the annual Parade of Lights along Historic Route 66 at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 26. The official tree lighting ceremony will take place immediately after the parade. The Parade of Lights is sure to be a festive and fun one with the theme "A Cowboy Christmas." The Cataract Creek Gang will serve as Grand Marshals of the event.

For more information about Mountain Village Holiday, the lighting contest, or to adopt a tree, contact the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 635-1418.

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