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Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Place: Historic Main Street
Time: 6 PM Rain or shine

This is an annual event when Historic Main Street in Payson transforms into a magical holiday wonderland on the first Saturday of December.   Rain or shine, watch the procession of floats, marching bands, music, and of course, Santa Claus himself!


Be a part of the Town of Payson's Electric Light Parade.
The entry deadline is November 29, 2013,

Entry Fees:
Vehicle Towed Entry $ 30.00 | Any Motorized Vehicle (single vehicle) $ 20.00 | Walking Participant $ 15.00

For questions contact Kaprice Bachtell @
or call 928-474-5242 x7


Swiss Village Lights & Festivities
Swiss Village Lighting

Swiss Village lighting will be on Nov. 24th  starting at 5:30 pm.  Santa arrives on the firetruck at 6:00 pm.  We have a Gingerbread House contest that night.  Entries must be taken to Chitwoods in the Swiss Village the day of the 25th.  Grand prize winner is 2 adult and 2 child tickets on the Polar Bear Express.  Music will be the Christmas reunion of Brooks and Yoder. There will be carolers and watch for the roaming elves!  Open house and lots of goodies for all.

Tamales For Toys
Tamales For Toys

An event to benefit Payson Community Kids In partnership with the Town of Payson Fire Dept, Optimist Club, Gerardos Firewood Café, Northern Gila County Firefighters, and the generosity of the rim country residents.


10am -2pm
Gerardos Firewood Café 
Eat in- 2 Tamales, beans, chips and salsa $6, or a new and unwrapped toy
Tamales to go- $15 per dozen pre ordered by Nov 26th or $20 day of .
Place your order by phone or for more info call 978-3256 or 951-3653

Spirit of Christmas Musical Production
Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us here in Rim Country and one of the largest productions celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, is “The Spirit of Christmas”. This year’s musical pagent will occur this Sunday, December 2nd at the Payson High School Auditorium and will host one of America’s premier trumpet performers, David O’Neill. There will be two performances at 2PM and 6PM and it is absolutely free to the public. The Spirit of Christmas is sponsored by the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship and financially supported by many local businesses. One important element is the Payson Area Food Drive and non-perishable canned and boxed food items are needed to sustain families through the winter. If it is within the means of those attending, we ask that you consider supporting this great need. There are tickets available throughout local businesses in Payson, but they are not required. Please join us for this amazing celebration!. 

Holiday House Lighting Contest
Holiday House Lighting

8th Annual Rim Country Regional Chamber “Light the Rim” House Lighting Contest

Please call the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce for details at 928-474-4515


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