By Marnie Uhl, President/CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
The spirit of December is alive and glowing in Prescott Valley.
Its premier holiday destination, the Valley of Lights, anchors a community celebrating Christmas and holidays with lights, music and art. January brings a new and fresh outlook for the year ahead.
December and January are always a great time of the year.
Valley of Lights — a 1-mile drive through animated and lighted displays in Fain Park — continues through Dec. 30. Each of the 63 displays consists of multiple parts decorated with thousands of lights that cover areas on both sides of the roadway.
Everywhere you turn, something magical will be seen, including overhead, as you drive through one of the three beautiful tunnels.
The hours are Sunday through Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and holidays from 6 to 10 p.m. There is no admission. However, a suggested donation is $5 per vehicle, and you may go through as many times as you wish.
The Valley of Lights is sponsored by local businesses and organizations and is presented by the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce.
As we start 2024, the Chamber is pleased to be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Originally incorporated on March 15, 1974, the Chamber has been a leader in the planning and support of Prescott Valley growing to be the largest community in Yavapai County.
A year-long schedule of celebratory activities and events has been planned, as well as continuing our long-established successful community investments. We are excited to partner with the Town of Prescott Valley for the first State of the Town luncheon, which will be held Jan. 30 at the Findlay Toyota Center.
This event will showcase our great community, its leaders and partners while enjoying a great lunch prepared by Chef Jim Cabral. Reservations can be made online at the Chamber’s website, www.pvchamber.org.
On Jan. 24, we kick off our Business Academy Class XVII. This eight-week business education series was started in 2008 and has graduated over 150 business leaders, managers and staff. Classes include finance, human resources, communication, networking, customer service, marketing and technology.