BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Thursday night Santa knew just where to find Lost Hills, as the community came together to celebrate the Fifth Annual Lost Hills Holiday Lights Contest.
“ The community really likes the Christmas lights contest. Everybody loves a little bit of competition so tonight I would say that one-third of the homes in Lost Hills had some level of decoration and we picked three lucky winners,” said Andy Anzaldo
However, Thursday night was more than just a competition.
“ Lost Hills is a really unique community, it’s very family oriented and an event like this is really special because you really get to see that shine through and it’s a joy to see so many families come together and really taking a break,” said Kaitlyn Yates.
Families enjoyed their children perform Christmas songs and there were many activities like making slime, coloring and taking pictures with Santa.
There was also delicious food like tamales and a posole contest, but the main competition was the Holiday Lights for a family to win the big prize, five Disneyland tickets.
“ The thought of having these families go to Disneyland, most of these families can’t afford to go so we hope one family will have the experience to go,” said Andy Anzaldo.
The winning family was the Salgado family.
“ My whole family is excited that we are getting a free trip to Disneyland during the holidays because it’s like a big present. It’s also my sons first time to Disneyland so I’m excited to take him too,” said Ariana Salgado.
“ Lost Hills is just the beginning. We like to say Lost Hills has been found and I think the communities in the Central Valley can see that what’s happening here can be done through the rest of the Central Valley,” said Andy Anzaldo.
Every year more and more families participate in the Christmas event hosted by “The Wonderful Company” and they hope to continue bringing joy to many families as the years come.