Christmas Festival kicks off tonight, ushers in Christmas season

The elk statue in Mountain View is ablaze of light this year as part of Mountain View’s Christmas cornucopia of lights. PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

LYMAN — The 20th annual Bridger Valley Christmas Festival kicks off today at 4 p.m., following the cornucopia of Christmas lights sprouting up around the Valley.

The Christmas tree, hosted by the Mountain View Lions on the hill south of Mountain View, the Nativity scene at Urie, the lights in front of the Lyman Town Hall, the Christmas tree at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Fort Bridger and the cornucopia of trees Mountain View and in the town park have all been lit for this year’s Christmas season. Other lights crop up throughout the Valley as other businesses and residences put up their decorations.

The festival and craft fair will be held at the Lyman High School till 9 p.m. tonight and will continue tomorrow from 9 to 4 p.m.

As the sun goes down, the Valley is awash in color with the decorative lights cropping up throughout the Valley. Christmas is alive and well in Bridger Valley.

Tonight’s festivities in Lyman, sponsored by the Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce, include the Parade of Lights, kicking off at 5:45 p.m. And a special guest, Santa Claus, will be on hand. He will also be available tonight and tomorrow at Lyman High School for pictures with the kiddies.


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