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Mayor John Valdivia Shows His Christmas Spirit in San Bernardino



For Immediate Release: December 16, 2019

Karen Cervantes



San Bernardino— Mayor John Valdivia spent the whole day celebrating the holiday season in his City at the YMCA’s Children’s Christmas Parade and the City of San Bernardino’s Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  At 10:00am in the morning, he kicked started the day by riding a sensational red mustang convertible as he happily waved and greeted all the residents who came on that chilly morning. He also got a chance to take pictures with people and meet all the great parade participants who worked hard to make an amazing appearance and make this day special. 

After the parade, Mayor John Valdivia joined Councilmembers Richard and Ibarra at the Winter Wonderland event, where he joyfully did the honors of lighting the City’s grand Christmas tree. It was a delightful evening as the crowd watched City leaders initiate the start of Christmas with a meaningful tree lighting ceremony.

“The YMCA and City of San Bernardino did it again! Two amazing events were well done in one day, said Mayor John Valdivia. The holiday season is such a special time of the year and I am happy that our City can provide a great time for our families. It was an honor to take part in this event and to have the opportunity as Mayor to do something as special as light up the Christmas tree at the end of the night. Seeing the residents of San Bernardino come out and enjoy the Christmas festivities in our City is truly a rewarding feeling.”  

They YMCA’s Children’s Christmas Parade and the City of San Bernardino’s Winter Wonderland was a two part, all day event that began at 10:00 am and ended at 6:00 pm that night. The day was filled with fun entertainment including vendors, arts and crafts, live holiday music, photos with Santa and great food. There was even 60 tons of snow for children to enjoy and slide down the snowy hill. Families and friends spent a wonderful time in a safe and healthy environment. The Christmas spirit is truly a beautiful thing when communities come together.


( Press Release )