City Christmas and Hometown Parade draws huge crowd

The Bellefontaine City Christmas and annual Hometown Christmas Parade brought a big crowd to downtown Bellefontaine Friday.

Families strolled through downtown Bellefontaine and enjoyed several activities on the city streets.

The event was put on by the Downtown Business Partnership’s First Fridays and the Bellefontaine Grace Church.

Before and after the parade, there was a wagon ride, ice skating, free crafts, putt-putt golf, a giant snow globe, live music, a tour of churches, food trucks, hot chocolate, free candy, and plenty more.

At 6:00, the parade left the fairgrounds and made its way up Main Street through downtown.

Over 40 entries were in this year’s parade including two marching bands, several floats, and Santa Claus.