Since 1986. Now in its 32nd year, the Holiday Pageant and Tower Lighting ushers in the holiday season on the Saturday following Thanksgiving with a program of Family Fun Event Featuring: Dance Performances, Special Guests, Holiday Cheer, Christmas Carols, the Annual Friendship Tower Lighting plus a visit from Santa! Admission is a donation of non-perishable food item(s) to benefit theFood Bank.The lighting of the tower is done by Yuma's reigning Citizen of the Year. The lighting of the tower creates the effect of a 200-foot tall Christmas tree which can be seen from miles around. The tower will be lighted each evening from beginning with the pageant and ending after the first week in January.