Ray of Light

The City of Patterson will hold a “Ray of Light” celebration for Christmas this year.

The event includes a self-guided driving tour through the city of Patterson including in the Olde Town area on West Railroad Avenue.

The “Ray of Light” tour will be nightly beginning this Saturday, Nov. 27 and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 18.

The kick-off will feature hot cocoa or hot apple cider,  Christmas lights and caroling and shopping with local vendors in Patterson’s Old Towne area off Railroad Avenue.

Visitors can pick up a map for a self-guided tour from the bin outside Eagle Station at 3507 Williams Street and then ride through town to view the various light displays.

The light tour will also include a kids’ “Search for the Grinch” contest. The prize will be a big bag of toys for one lucky child.

The event is named in honor of Patterson City Clerk Ray Cunningham. Cunningham is currently recovering from health problems.

“The “Ray of Light” was started in honor of our friend and faithful leader Ray Cunningham. Ray’s wish was for this Christmas to be better than ever and to have local areas recognize Patterson’s Christmas festivities as a place to visit and shop,” said Tina White, Eagle Station’s public relations coordinator.

Christmas at City Hall will take place Thursday, Dec. 9.

The event will be from 5-8 p.m. at Eagle Station and will include free food and local vendors.

For more information, call City Hall at 647-5776.