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Annual Hometown Holiday festival Dec. 1

On Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. join the city of Fairborn for the annual Hometown Holiday Festival and Parade on Main Street. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and have lighted horse-drawn carriages, floats and other participants. At the conclusion of the parade, Santa will illuminate the Christmas tree downtown.

Other activities will be available from 4-6 p.m. at Candy Cane Lane located at Fifth Third Commons on Main Street. Activities include: free crafts and coloring area, an opportunity to meet Santa and a few of his Reindeer.


Water main replacement bids accepted

Bellbrook is accepting bids for the Upper Hillside Drive water main improvements. The project will include replacing the water main in the Upper Hillside Drive subdivision.

For more information on how to obtain bid documents, go online at The bid opening will take place on Dec. 12.

Christmas in the Park Dec. 9

On Dec. 9 from 5-7 p.m., Bellbrook will kick off the holiday season in Bellbrock Park, 57 N. Main St. with its annual Christmas in the Park festival. The festival will begin with a park lighting ceremony to welcome Santa to the park. Local music groups will fill the park with seasonal carols while Santa meets with his clients.

Free activities for kids and families will include: crafts, gingerbread contest tent, and hot chocolate. Donations of winter clothing items will be accepted on behalf of the Bellbrook Family Resource Center benefiting local families in need this winter. There will also be a bake sale to benefit the Bellbrook High School service group Partnerships for Success. Partnerships for Success students work with the park district to help organize the festival.


Santa’s Holiday in the Park Dec. 6-9

Dec. 6-9 from 6-9 p.m. come out to James Ranch Park, 177 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia, for Santa’s Holiday in the Park. This free annual event will feature a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside an 1800s farmhouse. Photos by betterImages will be available for a nominal fee.

Enjoy a walk through the illuminated park, and many other fun, holiday-themed activities. Live reindeer will make an appearance Dec. 8. This event is free to the public but operates solely on the donations received during the event. Old-fashioned candy, hot chocolate and kettle corn will be available for purchase.

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