Date: November 30, 2020
Contact: John Steffanic 530-283-6272
For Immediate Release
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! The long time mascot of the Plumas Sierra County Fair; Chipper, certainly thinks so! For this holiday season, he (or she, we don’t really know) has partnered with the non-profit foundation of the Fair to produce “Chipper’s Christmas Wonderland”. The PSCF Foundation, along with this loveable rodent, got dozens of volunteers to hand paint a variety of Christmas scenes that will be displayed along a drive-thru tour of the fairgrounds. Over 5000 lights will cover buildings and fill trees for this first annual event.
For weeks, volunteers have filtered in and out of Serpilio Hall to cut figures from plywood and paint them to create scenes like a Gingerbread Village, busy elves and even Santas that wave! Penguins, reindeer and snowmen will fill nooks and crannies, waiting to delight kids of all ages.
Originally planned as a combination drive-thru and walking tour, COVID considerations, at least for this year, make this an exclusive drive-thru experience. The attraction will open Friday, December 4 at 6pm and operate until 8pm. It will be open again Saturday night, December 5, and every Friday and Saturday night through December 19, with the same hours. Visitors can come to the front gate where they will be greeted and spaced out to avoid cars getting too close to each other. As a special treat, the fabulous performers of Quircus will be fire dancing amongst the trees. The path will wind along the promenades, past brightly lit buildings, around the family gardens and finally by Santa’s Cabin. Santa will be there, on his front porch, waving and talking to families as they stay in their car. A helpful elf will be there with a basket on a stick to transfer wrapped candy canes from Santa to the kids, and even receive letters to Santa in return. All that is asked is that visitors remain in their cars the entire time. There will be no bathrooms available and no other services that would require leaving the vehicle. Maybe next year!
The PSCF Foundation is dedicated to anything that promotes the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds and makes it thrive. A major portion of that mission comes from fostering the communities of Plumas and Sierra Counties. This is a free event. There will be a donation barrel available as visitors leave and contributions will be used to make next year even bigger and better! Hopefully, visitors will have the opportunity to come visit Chipper’s Christmas Wonderland several times throughout December.