Christmas in Montrose

The Montrose Community Chorale Christmas Concert was the finale for Christmas in Montrose. Sunday afternoon, Directed by David Andre and Jack Moulton, the community chorale was accompanied by Kristen Burkhart on piano and the Mountain Aire Brass ensemble. STAFF PHOTO/PAT FARNELLI

The Montrose Community Chorale Christmas Concert was the finale for Christmas in Montrose. Sunday afternoon, Directed by David Andre and Jack Moulton, the community chorale was accompanied by Kristen Burkhart on piano and the Mountain Aire Brass ensemble. STAFF PHOTO/PAT FARNELLI

Despite a soggy start on Friday, Christmas in Montrose brought a flurry of activity to Montrose, Dec. 6-8, with church bazaars, Endless Mountains Theatre Co.’s Christmas Cabaret, Christmas tree lighting, Chocolate Santa roll, holiday movies, Festival of Trees, and visits with Santa. The weekend closed with the a performance by the 9th annual Montrose Community Chorale.

Janet Harabin and Shelly McAndrew of the Endless Mountains Visitors Center help young Christmas in Montrose visitors make up special ‘reindeer food’ with oats and magic glitter to help Santa’s sleigh-pullers fly. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Janet Harabin and Shelly McAndrew of the Endless Mountains Visitors Center help young Christmas in Montrose visitors make up special ‘reindeer food’ with oats and magic glitter to help Santa’s sleigh-pullers fly. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Amelia Stickler, age 4, of Montrose, whispers her Christmas wish list to Santa Claus Saturday afternoon. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Amelia Stickler, age 4, of Montrose, whispers her Christmas wish list to Santa Claus Saturday afternoon. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Clarissa Stickler, age 2, of Montrose, visits with Santa Claus, Saturday, during Christmas in Montrose. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Clarissa Stickler, age 2, of Montrose, visits with Santa Claus, Saturday, during Christmas in Montrose. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Kids look on as a 3-foot chocolate Santa Claus is decorated with holiday flair. The Santa was molded Friday evening during the Chocolate Santa Roll-  just one of the many Christmas in Montrose activities.

Kids look on as a 3-foot chocolate Santa Claus is decorated with holiday flair. The Santa was molded Friday evening during the Chocolate Santa Roll- just one of the many Christmas in Montrose activities.