If you live in or near Lebanon, Ohio, and you feel festive, plan to attend the 25th annual Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parades and Festival on Dec. 7 at 1:00 and at 7:00 p.m. You are in for real parade treats on this merry weekend, especially if you like horses. Come and visit for just the day or stay for a time because this event is surely going to put you into the Christmas spirit.
Regular visitors to the parade and festival would not miss it. If you are coming to the festival for the first time, it will become an annual “must do” event on your calendar.
That the festival is a popular event can be easily attributed to the countless visitors each year - approximately 200,000 of them – that congregate on the streets of historic downtown Lebanon to happily kick off the holiday season. Visitors will be treated to two parades featuring over 100 antique carriages decorated for the season. There will be the nostalgic sound of sleigh bells. The horse breeds are well represented from the ever-popular Clydesdales, miniature horses and other beauties.
Berry Intermediate School is the start-off point. The parade meanders through downtown from here – starting at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Between the parades, visitors can celebrate the ample food selections, crafts, music and much more fun. The downtown Lebanon shops offer excellent gift choices and browsing.
Remember to plan early for the events. Parking spaces are always at a premium during the festival.
Read and view all the pictures of prior parades on the Lebanon Carriage Facebook page
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