Hometown Christmas Parade Postponed


The Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership has decided to postpone this week’s Hometown Christmas Parade to next Friday, December 8th.

“Following careful consideration and in collaboration with the city, we have decided to postpone the Christmas parade. This decision, made after a thorough assessment of Friday’s weather, city logistics, and resource utilization, aims to provide ample time for participant notification. The event’s timing remains unchanged, scheduled from 4 to 8 PM.” Addy Passaro, President of the Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership, said in a statement.

The Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership invites you to experience the enchantment at the annual Christmas parade in downtown Bellefontaine on December 8th.

Pre-parade activities kick off at 4 PM, are scattered throughout the downtown area, and are all FREE while supplies last.

From 4-5 PM, swing by the chamber to grab your complimentary activities passport.

Write a letter to Santa at Richwood Bank, craft an ornament at Homegrown Yoga, decorate a cookie at Relax Nail Bar, savor hot chocolate from Sweet Aromas, create Reindeer Food with Aurora Wealth Advisors, snag a cookie from City Sweets, get a temporary tattoo or pair of gloves from Fathom Reality, take a ride on grandpa’s train, and don’t forget to pick up your glow stick for the parade from Four Acre Clothing.

Don’t miss the scavenger hunt on the other side.

Find 15 Christmas items scattered downtown and turn them into Candy Craze for a treat.

The parade, departing from the fairgrounds and heading downtown, commences at 6 PM, so arrive early to secure your prime viewing spot.

While anticipating the parade’s start, indulge in delectable treats from our fantastic food trucks and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with additional holiday activities.

And, of course, keep an eye out for Santa Claus himself, making a grand entrance to spread holiday cheer.

Stop by The Photo Booth after the parade to get a photo with Santa.

Don’t miss this unforgettable event – mark your calendars and join us for a night of joy and wonder.

Participating Food Trucks: Freyhof’s Funnel Cakes, The Flying Pepper, R Smokehouse, Pig in the Pickle, Fork in the Road, Hall’s Kettle Corn, Where There’s Smoke, Smokin Bandits, and Cloudy Days Home Of The Specialty Cotton Candy.