The Desert Southwest experienced record-breaking temperatures on Monday, making it unusually warm for winter.
Yuma's Christmas Village felt more like an oasis in the afternoon. It was one for the books, as temperatures climbed up to the 80's.
"Everybody keeps saying, 'It's too hot, it's getting too hot.' So, we're definately selling a lot of water today. Everybody is staying hydrated, which is good," said vendor, Kris Rochelle.
The warm weather kept vendors busy and workers with the Yuma Visitors Bureau say it's perfect for business.
"It's nice to have weather like this. It could be blowy, windy, and cold like it is in December, and that would be not so much fun," said Ann Walker, the bureau's media relations specialist.
Some visitors were content with the heat.
"I'm happy with this weather. I talked to my mom in Michigan, and it was 28 degrees. So, I like this. This is nice," said visitor, Cindy Johnston.
While others want it to feel more like winter and less like summer.
"To me, I would like to see it just a little bit cooler, and it goes hand-in-hand with Christmas time," said visitor, Michel Johnston.
So, in contrast to the snowy, blistery weather up north, organizers say they'll take a little bit of heat any day.
It's nice to have bright sunshine. Thank goodness we haven't had rain. We'll take all of it that we can get I guess," Walker said.