In full regalia, the Olde English Theatre Players formed a backdrop for Douglas Austin as he recited “The Night Before Christmas,” an annual favorite. Photo by Tom Kluzak


Diane Burt led The Caroling Company in a number of endearing songs, some of which were written by her father, Alfred, who died in 1954 at the age of 33. “Caroling, Caroling” was a favorite. Photo by Tom Kluzak


American Legion Post 800 served Thanksgiving dinner to dozens of Idyllwild residents. Photo by Tom Pierce


Mr. and Mrs. Claus come into town on Saturday during the annual Tree Lighting ceremony to a long line of excited families.Photo by Jenny Kirchner


The crew from the Idyllwild Bake Shop & Brew served up food to many of the families that attended the 51st-annual Rotary Club’s Harvest Festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25. A large variety of crafts were offered for sale, and vendors reported brisk sales. A few lucky winners took home some wonderful gift baskets, including one that featured more than $2,000 worth of local offerings. Hard work by the members of the sponsoring Idyllwild Rotary Club made this year’s festival another huge success.
Photo by Tom Kluzak


Laree Gibson (left) and Sandii Castleberry perform at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery Saturday after the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony finished. Castleberry emceed the ceremony.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner


Many patrons at Idyll Awhile enjoyed dancing after the Tree Lighting Ceremony ended.
Photo by Peter Szabadi


Tara Rose Davidson entertained patrons at Café Aroma Saturday afternoon before the Tree Lighting Ceremony.


Cole Withers brings in some tunes at Idyology Sunday evening.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner