The annual Idyllwild Christmas Tree Lighting had another successful year Saturday. Young and old came from all over to celebrate, enjoy the snow and share in the beginning of the holiday seasons. Photos by Peter Szabadi
Santa Claus (Joe McNabb) and Mrs. Claus (Emily Pearson) brought an elf (Martha Johnston) to the Christmas Tree Lighting.
Many local groups helped make the Idyllwild Tree Lighting warmer. Here, the Idyllwild Actors Theatre popcorn stand was womaned by Corrine Brown, Michèle Marsh and Suzanne Avalon.
The Idyllwild Christmas Tree shines brightly after the tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening on Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar premises. Each year, the Idyllwild Soroptomists organize and sponsor the lighting. Photo by Amy Righetti
Idyllwild School gym was filled with shoppers perusing the wares of 35 vendors and hoping to win one of the fabulous gift baskets at the 50th-annual Rotary Harvest Festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26. Proceeds are used to support the Idyllwild community throughout the year, including scholarships and incentives for Idyllwild School students. Above, Annalise and Garrett Granger show off the prizes they won at the annual Rotary Harvest Festival held on Friday and Saturday at Idyllwild School. The total value of all of the packages was more than $5,000.
Photos by Tom Kluzak