Holiday light contests and events


Miami Genesis lights contest

Miami Genesis will host its annual Holiday Lights Contest for Miami and Claypool once again this holiday season. Homes will be judged during the week of Christmas.

There will be three winners per town. For more information, contact Miami Genesis at 602-510-1809.

Claypool home decorating contest

Help light up Claypool for the first annual home decorating contest. Open to Claypool residents only (from Miami High School to New Street and all streets in between). No entry fee. The deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 19. Judging will be held Friday, Dec. 21. First prize will be a $50 gift card. Second and third place prizes to be announced. To enter, send (via call or text) name, address and phone number to Kathy Riley at 602-736-7247.

Small-Town Christmas in Miami

A holiday tradition in Miami continues as it celebrates its “Small Town Christmas,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Veterans Memorial Park on Sullivan Street, in downtown Miami.

The event is free of charge for all children and their families.

“Everyone gathers for Santa’s arrival to handout gifts and cheer.”

There will be fun games, kiddie train rides and much more, including hot dogs, cocoa and sweet treats.

For more information, contact the Miami Town Hall at 928-473-4403.

CVCA Festival of Trees now through Dec. 31

The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts is holding its Festival of Trees now through Monday, Dec. 31. The Center is located at 101 N. Broad St., in Globe.

Organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to enter their very own creative tree at the center. First, second and third places will be awarded. Free to enter.

Contact the Center at 928-425-0884 for further information.

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