Tree lighting, Christmas Parade of Lights kick off Wellington's holiday season

The holiday season is upon us. Get out and enjoy twinkling lights, craft fairs, parades and the arrival of the jolly old fellow.

On Friday, Dec. 6 the Library Lights tree lighting ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. at the Leeper Center, 3800 Wilson Ave. in Wellington.

And Saturday, Dec. 7 is a big day for Wellington. Donate any non-perishable food items between 8 a.m. and noon at the town hall parking lots. Larimer County Santa Cops and Toys for Tots will also be on hand to receive any new unwrapped toy. The Christmas Parade of Lights begins at 5 p.m. on Cleveland Avenue. Line up at 4 p.m. on First Street. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Don’t forget Wellington Fire Protection District’s annual chili supper between 4 and 9 p.m. at Wellington Community Church. $4 adults, $2.50 kids, 3 and under free. Fifty percent of proceeds to help local family with medical bills. All you can eat chili, silent auction, door prizes and a drawing for a Lay-z-boy chair. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the fire station for a suggested donation of $5. Info: town hall 970-568-3381 or

The Wellington Faith Community Choir, directed by Clinton Ellerbe presents O Holy Night at Zion Lutheran Church, 8322 2nd St. in Wellington, 7 p.m., Dec. 14 and 15. There will be more music in the air on Dec. 22 as the Zion Lutheran Church Choir presents Glory to the Newborn King, also at the church.

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