Middletown Area Merchants Association in Lake County, California prepares for Christmas festival on December 9th

Join us for the 35th annual Christmas in Middletown event, hosted by the Middletown Area Merchants Association. Taking place on Saturday, December 9th from 4 to 8 p.m., this beloved holiday tradition has been bringing the community together since 1988.

What began as a simple vendor craft fair has now grown to include local storefront merchants, community service groups, food vendors, fundraising youth groups, and more. The schedule of events for this year’s celebration includes a variety of activities for all ages.

Santa will be at Middletown Mail and More from 4:30 to 6 p.m., offering children the chance to meet and take photos with him. At 5:30 p.m., a Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place, followed by children’s activities at the library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The evening will culminate with a Posada pinata breaking at the Middletown Art Center at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to these festivities, there will be a food court in central downtown, vendors, a passport to fun game with prizes, a car show at the town park, a Posada singing procession sponsored by the Middletown Art Center, and a Maker’s Faire at the Art Center. Local businesses will also be open into the evening, and the South Lake County Fire District’s Candy Can Run will add to the holiday spirit.

The Middletown Area Merchants Association is proud to sponsor this event and is calling on the community and local businesses to support and participate in the festive decorations. They emphasize that this is a wonderful opportunity to support local businesses and experience all that their town has to offer.

This event always takes place on the second Saturday in December, rain or shine. Volunteers are also needed to ensure the success of the event, and those interested in helping out can contact the association for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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