Category Archives: winter


Christmas Village Returns!


 Adorable little houses full of magic, pictures with Santa, mini-train rides, crafts, food, face painting, and SNOW! Real snow! All of this and more awaits you at Yuma’s popular Christmas Village!     This is an event my kids look forward to all year long. The Quartermaster Depot is transformed into a magical, Christmassy wonderland […]

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Upcoming Events!


  Yumamom will be posting more about these as they get closer, but here is a great summary of upcoming events (courtesy of the Yuma Visitors Bureau).     22nd Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival, Nov. 16-18 (various locations around Yuma) – Three Yuma businesses organized the first Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival in 1991.  […]

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A Nice Day at the Sunrise Farmer’s Market…


    Did you stop by the new Sunrise Farmer’s Market yesterday? We went around noon and there weren’t many people there, but I am sure the crowd will grow as we go deeper into the growing season and more vendors are added.   Right now, the market is quite small. Just a few vendors […]

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Farmers Markets in Yuma


  Farmers Markets are a big deal here in Yuma, the “winter vegetable capital of the world” (read more about the industry here)! These markets are a fun way to get outside, people-watch, browse for gifts and trinkets, and of course, get deals on fresh, local produce. Here is a run-down of the markets available […]

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NEW! Volleyball Open Gym (Ages 14+)


By popular demand…. Indoor volleyball for adults and youth! This is an open gym, drop-in program with no pre-registration available. The fee for this program is $2 per day. Open gym is intended for those ages 14 and up.   Dates:  Every Sunday from 10/7/12 – 2/24/13 Time:  Sundays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM Place:  Joe Henry […]

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Public Events & Festivals in Yuma


Here is a little compilation of the great public events in Yuma! Please click the links for full details.  Farmer’s Markets (Winter Months) Renaissance Faire (February) Lettuce Festival (March) Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Air Show (March) Midnight at the Oasis (Classic Car Show and Nostalgia Festival – March) Yuma County Fair (April) Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival (November) Medjool Date Festival […]

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Grand Canyon Railway – Polar Express


I know it’s 110 degrees outside, but if you want to take your family for a ride on the Polar Express this winter, you need to buy your tickets in advance!  We waited too late and ended up going the weekend before Thanksgiving.  We still had a blast and we were lucky enough that it […]

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Great Outdoors: Stuff to do in and around Yuma


Here is a list of some great places to explore as a family, or perhaps with a group of friends. We have such great winter weather, so take every opportunity to enjoy it!   Hey! Go take a hike! Joshua Tree National Park Painted Desert Trail Telegraph Pass East Wetlands Trails & Herb Guenther Scenic Overlook More […]

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Business Spotlight: Jet Rent


Want to explore the great outdoors in and around Yuma, but not ready to invest in your own equipment? Check out Jet Rent! Jet Rent is a local company that specializes in recreational equipment rental, including: ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) – Perfect for cruising the famous Imperial Sand Dunes  (dune pass is included).  UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicles) […]

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Z Fun Factory


  Yuma is so lucky to have the Z Fun Factory! And with the addition of Waylon’s Water World, it is sure to be a destination of choice for kids of all ages (you know you love the Go-Karts!). Here’s what they’ve got:   Pirate Playhouse (best for ages 3 and up, socks required) :  This […]

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