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Before and after attractions added to Blaze of Lights

The 36th annual Blaze of Lights holiday celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 26 in downtown Bluffton, Ohio. 

Activities on November 26 include 

  • Small Business Saturday specials at downtown businesses
  • NEW: Carolers on Main Street prior to the parade
  • 5:00 p.m. - One of the largest holiday parades in the area begins on Snider Rd. and travels up Main to College Ave.
  • Following the parade, entertainers will perform on the main stage at Main and Cherry; the Christmas story will be read, an honoree will light the Ream display
  • Santa will visit with children
  • NEW: Allen County RTA Trolley will provide tours past decorated homes.  
  • NEW: Blaze After Lighting heated tent on Vine St. with refreshments and entertainment

The Blaze After Lighting is a new feature that will open after the lights are turned on at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church yard. It will feature beer, bourbon pours, spiced wine, hot chocolate, food vendors and live jazz music by The Jerry Szabo Trio and The Pinup Project, all under a heated tent on Vine Street.

The Ream folk art display and thousands of lights in the surrounding trees at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main Street, Bluffton, are illuminated every night from November 26 through January 1. The Bluffton community joins in the Blaze spirit with numerous residential holiday lights displays and folk art decorations throughout the village.

The Blaze of Lights celebration is sponsored by the Village of Bluffton and Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the event, visit or contact Jim Enneking, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce executive director at 419-369-2985.