Celebrate Christmas for 3 days at huge festival with tons of food, shopping and holiday fun

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

This weekend, the three-day Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival is bringing cheer and good tidings to all.

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The 33rd annual festival — which includes a holiday parade, carriage rides, shopping, food, music and entertainment — will take place Friday to Sunday, Nov. 22-24 in downtown Springboro.

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The opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the gazebo in Rotary Park.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

With over three decades under its belt, the festival is looking to give back to the community in an even bigger way, donating to the Springboro Police Department's Operation Santa, which adopts multiple families through the Springboro Community Assistance Center and The Pantry that serves Springboro, Franklin and Carlisle.

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Throughout the festival, guests can partake in live entertainment, photos with Santa Claus, children’s activities, a zipline and much more. And, for those who may not enjoy the cold, there are heated tents filled with more than 50 vendors and local crafts.

A 5K fun run will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, then at noon, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be ushered into town in the annual Christmas parade, which runs through the middle of town.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam


Merrymakers and Scrooges alike should bring an appetite to explore the 30 food vendors making a variety of meals and treats.

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Food vendors include:

• 1776 Grill

• Granny Franer’s Homemade Noodles

• Heather’s Gourmet Caramel Apples

• Philly Pretzel Factory

• Smokin’ Double D’s

• Tweedles Mini Donuts

• Sweet Maize Kettle Corn

• Springboro Band Boosters

• Wild Bill’s Soda

• Big Bamboo Concessions

• Lee’s Old-Fashioned Root Beer

• Louisiana Grill

• Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

• Squeaky’s Cheese Churds

• Rolling Indulgence

• Bloomin Tasty Taters

• Original Kettle Corn & Nuts

• Grumpy’s BBQ

• Grandpa’s Fudge

• G&G Concession Fried Veggies

• Dave & Phil’s Grill

• Rismiller Concessions

• Santorini’s International Grill

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam


What: Christmas in Historic Springboro

When: Friday Nov. 22, 6 p.m–10 p.m.; Saturday Nov. 23, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday Nov. 24, noon–5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Springboro, Main Street from Central Avenue to Lower Springboro Road

Cost: Free

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