Authentic Holiday Experiences Await in Warren County

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Holiday festivals in Waynesville and Lebanon promise horse parades, twinkling lights and a step back in time for authentic holiday experiences.

Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade

Holiday festivals in Waynesville and Lebanon promise horse parades, twinkling lights and a step back in time for authentic holiday experiences.

The Historic Lebanon horse-drawn carriage parade and Christmas Festival is the ultimate family holiday experience. On Saturday, December 1, more than 100 decorated carriages will travel through downtown Lebanon, pulled by horses of all sizes, from minis to Clydesdales. Parades are at 1 pm and 7 pm, and the night parade is candlelit. In between parades, families can shop the more than 40 antique and specialty shops for unique gifts, browse the Christmas Festival on Mulberry Street, take pictures with Santa Claus, and take a ride to the North Pole with the Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad.

Christmas in the Village takes place Friday, November 30, through Sunday, December 2, in Waynesville, Ohio. The quaint town, known as the “Antique Capital of the Midwest,” will be transformed into a picturesque winter holiday scene, with sparkling storefronts, more than 1,300 luminaries, carriage rides and more. The cozy restaurants and B&Bs offer a warm refuge and flavorful home-cooked meals, and unique gifts and decorations can be found at the more than 70 antique and specialty shops lining the streets of Waynesville.

“Christmas in the Village is all about re-creating that classic holiday experience you remember from your childhood, and allowing you to share it with your own children,” said Dawn Schroeder, Executive Director of the Waynesville Chamber of Commerce. “So grab a cup of hot cocoa, browse through the shops and booths, hop on a carriage ride and watch your kids enjoy the wonder of the holidays. It’s a memorable family experience.”

Even more nostalgic holiday fun awaits in Warren County. La Comedia offers up their production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” through December 31. At the Hammel House Inn, attend Dinner with Dickens on weekends in December, to hear a retelling of his immortal holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol.” Caesar Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village will lead tours by candlelight that showcase how the holidays were celebrated in the 1800s.

About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio.

The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing organization committed to economic growth by increasing overnight and year-round visitors.

Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. The 7.8 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $993 million and 10,657 tourism-related jobs.

For additional information, visit or call 800-433-1072.

Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground!®

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