“A Fairytale Christmas” is the theme for the annual Christmas Lighted Parade and festivities on December 9, in Fredonia, Arizona.

Events started as early as November 27, with residents getting started on their Christmas wreaths. You can obtain rules and an entry form for the annual Christmas Wreath Contest at the Fredonia Town Office or online at the town website: www.fredoniaaz.net" onclick="dpSmartLink(this.href,'blankWin',0,0,'z:z','all');return document.MM_returnValue">www.fredoniaaz.net. The wreaths will be judged on December 8 from 5-8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and the winning wreaths will be displayed at the town office.

There will be a coloring contest for children ages 3-12. The coloring pages will be available at the town office, the town website: www.fredoniaaz.net, and will be sent home with all school children. The coloring sheets are due back to the town office by December 7, or the Fire Station on December 9. Judging will begin on December 11, and prizes will be awarded. The winners will be displayed at the town office.

Festivities start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 at the Fire Station. Vendor booths will be available for shopping (all and any interested in making a little extra money for Christmas; booth cost is $5 and forms are available at the town office and online.)

The Chili Dinner will start at 5 p.m. Lighting of the Tree by the mayor with a wonderful Christmas song by Steven Browning, and announcement of the winners of the wreath contest, will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Fire Station. The Fredonia Town Council is providing hot chocolate for all that attend, beginning at 6 p.m.

Parade line-up and judging starts at 6:30 p.m. at East Jensen, and our beautiful parade begins at 7 p.m. The parade will be announced over the radio on station 92.7 FM. A huge thanks to Alan Alldredge of Kane County Emergency Services.

Santa Claus will be available to visit with the children from 2-4 p.m., and again after the parade.