Thank you to our 2019 Carriage Parade & Festival Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor: Kettering Health Network
Major Sponsor: ADVICS
Entertainment Sponsor: Conger Construction Group & Miami Valley Gaming
Ornament Sponsor: MANE
Santa's Wonderland Sponsor: Girdwood Orthodontics
North Pole Avenue Sponsor: Premier Health
Horsemen Sponsor: Shine Orthodontics
Elf Sponsor: Site Worx
Carriage Sponsors with Riders:
Barbie & Matt Woehrmyer of Comey & Shepherd REALTORS
Art & Stone Monument Company
1st National Bank
Carriage Sign Sponsors
Rep. Scott Lipps
RE/MAX Victory Susan Essex
Marjorie Schaeffer Agency State Farm Insurance
Lamp Post Cheese
Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
Climate Control Specialists LLC
Town Money Saver
Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Broadway Family Medicine Inc
Melody A Ghiloni Insurance Agency
Express Delivery Services
Redbank Transport, Inc
TriHealth Bethesda Arrow Springs
We are proud to announce our
2019 Master of Ceremonies
from Fox 19 Morning News
Frank Marzullo is an AMS seal meteorologist for WXIX-TV, the Fox network affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio. He presently appears every weekday on the Fox 19 Morning News, which airs from 4:30–11:00 am Monday through Friday. He also anchors the FOX 19 Morning Xtra on weekdays 9am to 11am.
We are excited to have Tim Anderson Co-Host Our Afternoon Parade
Most people would rather jump from a bridge than do public speaking. Tim has no problem speaking in public and wearing outrageous costumes while doing it. He has been singing with N.K.G since it’s incarnation 11 years ago and now emcees weddings. Tim lives in nearby Loveland Ohio but has enjoyed helping Lebanon Chamber with their events over the past year.
We are thrilled to announce that Lebanon's Own, Savannah Shafer will be co-hosting our Evening Parade this year!
One of our MC’s this year is Lebanon's own, Savannah Shafer. She is a communications professional who runs her own PR consulting firm, UptownPR, right here in Lebanon. Savannah has been working in communication since finishing her education a decade and a half ago. She has accumulated a massive amount of experience ranging from media relations, public education, journalism, graphic design, legislative writing, and even co-hosted a morning radio show when in college.
She has a BS in Communication from Liberty University, as well as minor degrees in both French and Voice Performance. Savannah has been using her skills in the position of Director of Communication for our Warren County government for over a decade and took a step down to open her own firm, giving her young family flexibility. Savannah is married to lifelong resident, Joe Shafer, and they have six children, ages 1 to 8 years old. Savannah is delighted to be offered the role of MC, she is a proud resident of Lebanon who celebrates the city’s success, its rich heritage, and the great efforts of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.
2019 Horse Drawn Carriage Parade Route
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2019 Carriage Parade & Festival Map with Legend
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Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Located in Historic Downtown Lebanon, join us for the largest event to start the Holiday season. The parade features only horse drawn carriages. The highlights of the event are the 1pm afternoon carriage parade and the 7pm evening parade which will have over 100 decorated carriages pulled by minis, Clydesdales, Percherons and many more!
Between parade times, visit over 80 antique and specialty shops or browse the Chrismas Festival on Mulberry Street with food and craft vendors from 10am-8pm.The Festival is from 10 am until 8 pm with food and craft vendors along Mulberry and Mechanic Streets.
The parades are at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Some Interesting Facts about the History of the Parade
A quick look at the History of the Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival
Be sure to check out this amazing video that Pat South created for us! It's is filled with great memories, and reminds us of those community members that helped make the Horse Drawn Carriage Parade what it is today! Pat South, a former Executive Director for the Chamber, was one of the founders of the Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival. A Special Thanks to all those who played a hand in making the parade what is it today! We appreciate you all! Thank you Pat South for sharing this video with us!
More Fun Things to Do
Reading and Book Signing by Lebanon Author Beth Gully
“The Other Side of Christmas - An Upside-Down Book”
December 7, 11am-noon & 5-6pm
Golden Lamb Gazebo
Captivating children’s Christmas book author, Beth Gully, keeps Christ in Christmas with her upside-down images that blend the holiday activities with the nativity story. Books for signing are available for purchase at the Golden Lamb.
Lebanon Presbyterian Church Open House
December 7, 10am-8pm
The Sanctuary pipe organ will play festive music. The congregation nativity collection will be displayed in the Narthex. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available.
The Living Nativity
December 7, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This Christmas, come and experience the birth of Jesus at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church. This Living Nativity will take you back in time for you to experience first-hand the birth of baby Jesus. The LPC Annual Living Nativity features live animals and professionally crafted scenery to provide a memorable Christmas experience. 123 N East Street. 513.932.2751
Pictures with Santa: 10:30am-Noon & 4:00pm-6:00pm
North Pole Express
November 16 – December 29
The LM&M Railroad will have its station area decorated with lights for the Christmas season. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available on the platform while you wait for your train and are included with your ticket. Cookies will be provided by the Sweet Alexis Bakery. Each passenger will receive one cookie.
During the hour long journey Santa and his elves will make their way through the train spending time with each family. Every child will receive a bell from Santa’s sleigh. Visit lebanonrr.com for more information.
Christmas at Glendower
November 23 – December 31, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Only. From 12-4pm
Come visit our beautifully decorated mansion with a different theme in every room. Enjoy cookies and refreshments. Meet the volunteers who made this possible.
Price: $10 Adults, $6 Students (5-18 years old). Cash only at door