Nov 282014

By Linda Kor

The holidays are here and Holbrook is celebrating with the annual Parade of Lights Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Vendors will be setting up booths during the day on Saturday prior to the parade, and the parade will begin at nightfall. Arts, crafts and food vendors are welcome to set up in a 10’x10’ space at the historic courthouse for a cost of $25, or $35 if electricity is needed. Forms are available at the city offices at 465 N. First Ave., or at the Visitors Center located inside of the historic courthouse. Contact Holbrook Chamber of Commerce Director Mike Nilsson at (928) 600-0553 for more information.

Kids are welcome to come and visit Santa Claus, who will be at the courthouse gazebo from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera if they would like to have a photo remembrance, but photos can be taken for those without cameras at no cost.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Let It Snow,” and as everyone, from religious organizations to families and groups, has their own story to tell, all residents are encouraged to enter the parade.

Parade entries should be well lit for easy viewing. Prizes will be awarded for the categories of religious, youth, civic, public agency, marching, small and large commercial, equestrian and family/individual entries. There will also be an award for the best overall entry.

Entries for the parade should be made by Thursday, Dec. 4, and entry forms are available at the city offices. There is no cost to enter the parade. For more information regarding the parade, contact Community Events Coordinator Kathleen Smith at (928) 524-6225.