Don't miss this weekend's Wellington Parade of Lights and other local holiday events

Wellington pulls out all the holiday stops on Dec. 1. The day starts early with a food drive and Toys for Tots collection in the Town Hall parking lot, 8 a.m.-noon, then rolls right into the Eyestone Elementary Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop by for a bite at the annual Chili Supper at the Wellington Community Church, 4-9 p.m., $4 adults, $2.50 kids, 3 and under free, then catch the Wellington Parade of Lights along Cleveland Avenue that kicks off at 5 p.m. Info: 970-568-3381.

The Stove Prairie Winter Festival has been raising money for Stove Prairie Elementary School for 36 years, and the 2012 edition promises to be as much fun as ever. It takes place at the school on Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., complete with a craft fair, bake sale, silent auction, country store, kids corner, food and drinks, and the ever-popular quilt raffle. Info: 970-493-7029.

The Greening of Red Feather in the Village of Red Feather Lakes is another perennial favorite, happening this year on Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Cut your Christmas tree, then stop by this community craft fair with over 30 booths, food, drinks, bake sale, holiday decorations and treats and more. Santa arrives at the library at noon on Saturday. Sponsored by the Red Feather Historical Society. Info: 970-495-0560.

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