Enjoy the holiday season without the added stress! Somewhere along the line, the joy of Christmas became muddied with the stress of planning elaborate celebrations, purchasing gifts, and more. Retreat to simpler times when you visit Amish Country Ohio in December! Our area is the perfect place to take part in traditional, Christmas-themed fun at the Mount Vernon Christmas Parade & Festival! This annual event features live carolers, a visit from the big guy himself, a parade, and a slew of other family-friendly activities. Read on to find out what this year’s weekend-long celebration has in store! Then, request a copy of our complimentary Amish Country Vacation Guide for more ideas on how to spend the holiday season here!
Your Guide to the Weekend-Long Mount Vernon Christmas Parade & Festival
Enjoy Live Music
No matter how long you’ve been listening to Christmas music leading up to the holiday season, enjoy it live at the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival! This exciting, weekend-long event begins on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Gather in downtown Mount Vernon on this night for Santa’s tree lighting ceremony followed by Lights & Carols. Here, local musicians will belt out Christmas tunes that are sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Explore Downtown Mount Vernon
Snuggle up in your Amish Country accommodation at White Oak Inn for a night of tranquility before Saturday’s events! From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, enjoy a variety of Christmas-themed events that are fun for everyone! Kids of all ages can enjoy, photo opts with Santa all day while Mrs. Claus hosts a cookie decorating and letter writing workshop! Adults can enjoy live music, or stroll along the streets of downtown reveling in elaborate Christmas-themed window displays.
Watch the Mount Vernon Christmas Parade
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, for the last day of the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival for the iconic parade. All parade floats will follow this year’s theme “Christmas in the Movies.” This bookend event begins at 2:30 p.m. on South Main Street. Enjoy the scenery as local businesses and community members alike show their finest rides decked-out!
More on Ohio in December
Amish Country Ohio is brimming with fun things to do during the holiday season! In the past, there has been a Mount Vernon Christmas Walk & Parade. Be sure to check out the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s events page to see what holiday-themed fun is happening during your getaway!
Nearby Roscoe Village also hosts a variety of fun events each year like a candlelighting ceremony and a Christmas tour. Or, get your holiday shopping done at Tis the Season—the largest, year-round Christmas store in Ohio. Your friends and family are sure to love these thoughtful, Ohio-made gifts.
Cozy Up at White Oak Inn
Stay at White Oak Inn when you visit our area during the Mount Vernon Christmas Parade & Festival. We’re less than a 30-minute drive from all of the holiday fun in downtown Mount Vernon!
Enjoy a quiet stay in one of our Log Cabins. Each of our cabins, the Acorn Cottage and the Pinecone Log Cabin, feature a king-size bed, private bathroom with a bathtub and shower, wood-burning fireplace, private deck, and cozy living space. Check our availability and book your trip to Amish Country Ohio in December!