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Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Place: Historic Main Street
Time: 6 PM Rain or shine

This s 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 28, 2015
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 Annual Christmas LightingTradition and fantasy will be coming together the day after Thanksgiving at our 36th annual Christmas Lighting. Come and see Santa at 6:00, the lights, our carnival and magician, music and much more. Friday Nov 28th from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 to 9:00, Sunday 10:00 to 4:00 at Swiss Village, 600-810 N. Hwy 87, Payson, AZ 85541 .

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

 Contest Application forms available at the Roundup, The Chamber of Commerce
 Contest Application must be received at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce or at the Roundup by 2:00 pm, December 5, 2014
 Judging will be on the evening of December 9th & 10th
 Winners will be announced on December 12, 2014