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Annual Beaver Dam Downtown Christmas Festival

In by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Beaver Dam’s annual Christmas Festival kicked off Friday and is already underway today. The Christmas Festival will wrap up this evening with the annual Beaver Dam Christmas parade. This year’s Christmas event will also serve as the kickoff for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2023.

Today’s fun began at 10 a.m. and will feature live music by Billy Wood & The Classic Country Band, an ugly sweater contest, the Jingle Bell Jog 5K, vendor & craft booths and the holiday dessert contest.

Also featured today will be Santa Claus, Christmas toy giveaways, carnival rides, horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate, make-your-own-s’mores over our fire, an abundance of food options, classic Christmas cartoons playing on a giant movie screen, and more.

The festival’s highlight will be the annual Christmas Parade which begins at 5 p.m. Saturday. Heather French Henry will serve as the grand marshall of the parade. Special guests include the 100th Army Marching Band out of Fort Knox and long-time Ohio County High School Band Director Joe Van Roberts. For the third consecutive year, the parade will be livestreamed on Facebook, hosted by Steve Vest, publisher of Kentucky Monthly, and Molly Eric.

Henry is a sought-after speaker and emcee and has spoken nationally for over 20 years for organizations such as The National Press Club, National Veterans Conferences, National Student Organizations, etc. She has emceed many national events such as the Medal of Honor Society Convention, Miss America Competitions, Wreaths Across America, & Galas, etc.

The 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Kentucky, is under the command of Chief Warrant 3 Chad Alward and drum major Sergeant First Class Bryan Brown.

Visit BeaverDam150.com for more information. You can also follow the Beaver Dam Tourism Facebook page or beaverdamamp.com for more information on upcoming events.