What a year! Luckily, our lake allowed us to still enjoy events like the IJSBA World Finals last month. Unfortunately, COVID concerns canceled many other events this year. Normally, officials wait until after Thanksgiving to light up the English Village with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights. But, 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. While Thanksgiving may still be a week away, the 2020 Lake Havasu Festival of Lights started celebrating Christmas already.
What: 2020 Lake Havasu Festival of Lights
Where: The English Village
When: Now through January 4th, Dusk til 10 pm
2020 Lake Havasu Festival of Lights
Beginning at dusk, the English Village brings the holiday spirit to life. The Festival of Lights takes place each evening between now and January 4th, 2021. See the lights while crossing the London Bridge. Take your boat out for a night-time cruise through Bridgewater Channel and see the lights from the water. Or visit one of the shops in the English Village to pick up something special for your someone special. Then, grab a bite to eat and stroll along the waterfront to take in the beauty of the village. Park for free outside the English Village or the London Bridge Resort.
Holiday Shopping in Havasu
Not sure what to get your friends and family on this year’s Christmas list? Visit the Aquatic Center this weekend for the Western Welcome Club’s annual Holiday Boutique. Peruse the handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items available from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, November 20th and from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, November 21st. Grab yourself a festive decoration or other bits of home decor as well.
If you still need to cross some of the names off your list, make the Christmas Craft and Gift Show your next stop. More than 60 vendors set up shop at the corner of McCulloch and Querio in the event space formerly known as Springberg-McAndrew Park. They remain open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday (the 21st) and Sunday (the 22nd). Enter one of the raffles for fun prizes as well.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.