Fruita holiday celebration set for Dec. 13

An annual holiday celebration returns to Fruita with the Hometown Christmas and parade of lights scheduled for Dec. 13.

The day-long event will begin with a holiday craft fair set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fruita Community Center gymnasium.

Santa will be available for photos from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Cavalcade.

The Fruita Lioness Club will serve an all-you-can-eat chili supper from 3 to 7 p.m. at the community center. The Sacred Heart Church also will serve a chili supper beginning at 6 p.m.

A consortium of churches will perform a Christmas cantata, “The First Noel — Celebrating the Birthday of A King,” starting at 4 p.m. at the Fruita United Methodist Church.

The parade of lights is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The theme this year will be “Christmas stories.”

Parade entries are due Dec. 8 and may be downloaded online from the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce Web site at www.fruitachamber.org. The $10 entry fee will benefit the Fruita Monument High School Future Farmers of America.

For more information, call the Fruita chamber at 858-3894.