Nov 082013

By Linda Kor
Holbrook’s annual holiday festivities are fast approaching, and there will be plenty to participate in and enjoy.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a 20’ tall community Christmas tree will be placed in Gillespie Park at the intersection of Hopi Drive and Navajo Blvd. The public is welcome to add something special to the decorations at a program to light the tree and the historic courthouse, which will take place at 6 p.m. at Gillespie Park.
The 31st annual Festival of Trees will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12 and 13, and from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Family Center. This year’s theme is A Christmas of Traditions. Groups, organizations and individuals are invited to decorate a tree for the festival. The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce is also looking for entertainment during those hours. Interested individuals should contact Kathleen Smith at 524-6225.
The annual Parade of Lights and Parade of Lights Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, and will follow the theme Home for the Holidays. Groups, organizations and individuals who would like to enter the parade or be a vendor at the festival are asked to submit an entry form at the chamber of commerce office, located at city hall, 465 First Ave., no later than Dec. 11. The cost for a vendor space is $35 with electricity or $25 without. Entry forms for the parade are also available on the chamber website at