SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) – Tens of thousands of people are expected in Springboro this weekend for “The Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival”. It’s one of the largest holiday festivals in the region, and is just now getting underway.
The gates officially opened up at 6 o’clock. In order for this all to come together officials started planning back in January. Friday’s festivities begin with the opening ceremony at 6:45, followed by the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. Saturday, they will have the 5K at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at noon.
Throughout the weekend, they expect as many as 70,000 people to come through. Officials say the food vendors are what attracts the most people every year.
This will be the 29th year of the festival. President Wendell Weimer says it’s grown into something they never expected.
“Since we’ve been able to shut the street down,” Weimer said. “We’ve gone from 10 to 29 and we’ve filled 3 big tents which we have never done before.”
Parking is limited. Spots are available on side streets in and around downtown Springboro.