Carriage Parade

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Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival

Carriage Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018. 

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 candlelit 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. 

If you would like to contribute to help continue the Carriage Parade please visit

Rain or Shine
Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine..we will still have the parade! We hope to see you all Saturday!

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!

The History of the Horse Drawn Carriage Parade

Entertainment Schedule

10:00 am    Kick-off the 2018 Festival with Jess Lamb
10:30 am     Santa Arrives  "Santa Claus is Coming to Town” performed by Jess Lamb
11:00 am   National Anthem & Holiday Favorites performed by Jess Lamb
11:30 am   Red Hot Dancing Queens
1:00 pm   2018 Horse Drawn Carriage Parade
3:00 pm   Z Company
4:00 pm   My Sister Sarah
7:00 pm   2018 Horse Drawn Carriage Parade


Carriage Parade & Festival Map

Carriage Parade & Festival Map

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More Fun Things to Do

Reading and Book Signing by Lebanon Author Beth Gully

“The Other Side of Christmas - An Upside-Down Book” 

December 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 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

Free Art Exhibit at The Arts Council of Lebanon

December 1, 11am-6pm

C. F. Payne: An American Illustrator

Free Art Exhibit at The Arts Council of Lebanon located at 117 East Mulberry. Lebanon resident C.F. Payne has seen his artwork on the cover of Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, National Geographic and Readers Digest, to name a few.

Mr. Payne will be present through the day to answer questions and give demonstrations of his illustration technique. The exhibit will be open on December 1st from 11:00 to 6:00, and will continue on display every weekend in December.