Holiday season to kick-off in Fairborn


By Whitney Vickers - wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com



Whitney Vickers | Fairborn Herald Fairborn city employees putting the lights on the community Christmas tree in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.


The Fairborn Cement Company and the City of Fairborn cut down, moved and placed the Christmas tree downtown. Employees from the Fairborn Cement Company have volunteered their time for this project for more than 40 years starting when Employee Andy Ritchie first assisted with the Christmas tree placement when he started with the company in 1975.


Submitted photos The city recently asked citizens if they had a tree they were willing to donate for the community celebration, which was met with a number of offerings. The tree came from a citizen who lives on the 20 block of West Robbins Avenue.


Submitted photos The city recently asked citizens if they had a tree they were willing to donate for the community celebration, which was met with a number of offerings. The tree came from a citizen who lives on the 20 block of West Robbins Avenue.


FAIRBORN — Santa Claus is coming to the city to spend time with local children, light the community Christmas tree and officially kick-off the holiday season Friday, Dec. 1 during the annual Fairborn Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting.

Santa’s Candy Cane Lane will open from 4-6 p.m. at 5/3 Commons, on the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue. It invites families to participate in free crafts and coloring, story telling and other kid-friendly activities. Children are encouraged to have their Christmas lists completed by the event as Santa and Mrs. Claus will additionally be available in the Candy Cane Lane area to listen to the wishes of local children.

Carriage rides, taking and dropping passengers off at two locations on Main Street, will also be offered from 4-6 p.m. The Fairborn Civic Band will play the holiday music at Central Avenue and Main Street.

The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m., starting at Second and Main Streets, traveling east on Main Street through the downtown to end on Central Avenue in front of the Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce building. Santa will be the last passenger on the parade as he is set to light the community Christmas tree, a Fairborn tradition. He will be available for a short time afterward.

Whitney Vickers | Fairborn Herald Fairborn city employees putting the lights on the community Christmas tree in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/11/web1_fairbornchristmastree1.jpgWhitney Vickers | Fairborn Herald Fairborn city employees putting the lights on the community Christmas tree in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

The Fairborn Cement Company and the City of Fairborn cut down, moved and placed the Christmas tree downtown. Employees from the Fairborn Cement Company have volunteered their time for this project for more than 40 years starting when Employee Andy Ritchie first assisted with the Christmas tree placement when he started with the company in 1975.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/11/web1_fairbornchristmastree2.jpgThe Fairborn Cement Company and the City of Fairborn cut down, moved and placed the Christmas tree downtown. Employees from the Fairborn Cement Company have volunteered their time for this project for more than 40 years starting when Employee Andy Ritchie first assisted with the Christmas tree placement when he started with the company in 1975.

Submitted photos The city recently asked citizens if they had a tree they were willing to donate for the community celebration, which was met with a number of offerings. The tree came from a citizen who lives on the 20 block of West Robbins Avenue.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/11/web1_fairbornchristmastree3.jpgSubmitted photos The city recently asked citizens if they had a tree they were willing to donate for the community celebration, which was met with a number of offerings. The tree came from a citizen who lives on the 20 block of West Robbins Avenue.

Submitted photos The city recently asked citizens if they had a tree they were willing to donate for the community celebration, which was met with a number of offerings. The tree came from a citizen who lives on the 20 block of West Robbins Avenue.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/11/web1_fairbornchristmastree4.jpgSubmitted photos The city recently asked citizens if they had a tree they were willing to donate for the community celebration, which was met with a number of offerings. The tree came from a citizen who lives on the 20 block of West Robbins Avenue.

By Whitney Vickers

wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.