PHOTO UPDATE: Crestline Celebrates The Holidays

Crest Forest Fire personnel man aged the bonfire at the Crestline Family Party which was held in the Lake Gregory parking lot across from the North Shore Inn.

Photos By Michael P. Neufeld

Crestline, CA – Hundreds of Crestline area residents enjoyed the family Christmas Party.

Santa was on hand to chat with children and even give them a wrapped present and candy cane.

Chamber of Commerce member John Short, an attorney with Brown White & Newhouse, visits with a Crest Forest firefighter during the bonfire.

The Crestline Christmas Tree is illuminated in the background while the crowd gathers for the Crestline Christmas Party with food and hot drinks provided by Goodwin’s Market of Quality.

ORIGINAL STORY

Crestline, CA – Crestline gets in the holiday spirit December 1 with a family Christmas party.

Santa visits with a young man during the 2011 family Christmas event in Crestline. (Photo by Chuck Wells/Fire Corps)

A holiday procession from Top Town through the streets of Crestline gets underway at 5:15 p.m. and ends up at Lake Gregory’s North Shore parking lot. Participants should be in place on Crest Forest Drive near Fire Station 25 at 4:45 p.m.

In addition, there will be a merchant exterior decorating contest sponsored by the Lake Gregory Chamber of Commerce. Judging of the business decorations will be done by the Crestline Rotary Club based on creativity and portraying the Christmas Spirit.

BONFIRE AND SANTA VISITS

The annual bonfire at the North Beach Parking lot begins at 5 p.m. managed by the Crest Forest Fire Department. Hot dogs, coffee and hot cocoa will be provided free of charge courtesy of Goodwin’s Market of Quality.

The food will be prepared and served by Crest Forest Fire Support Services and Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. on the antique Crest Forest Fire truck.

A special area has been designated for Santa to visit with children, pose for pictures (parents bring own cameras) and Santa will give each child 12 and under a wrapped toy and candy cane.

There will be music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and  donations will be accepted by Crest Forest Fire Support Services.

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