ATTENTION: Please help us spread the word! Our 1pm Horse Drawn Carriage Parade has been pushed back to begin at 2pm. Our evening parade will still begin at 7pm. We hope to see you here!
Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival
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 PayPal.me/CarriageParade
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!
|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
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 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
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.