Sunday, November 8, 2015

CANCELLED: 2015 Lisbon (MD) Old-Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade

Update: This year's Lisbon Christmas Horse Parade in Lisbon, MD originally scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2015, has been cancelled due to insurmountable logistical problems from the rapid growth of the parade. The organizers expect to bring the horses back in 2016.

Instead, there will be an alternate parade on December 12th of decorated tractors and farm equipment to continue the original goal of raising funds for local food banks.

The original post for those who were interested in the event:

Over 500 decorated horses, ponies, donkeys and mules are expected Tractors and farm equipment that have been decorated for the holidays will be featured in this annual Christmas Parade in Western Howard County.

The parade is free to spectators, and entry fees from the riders benefit Howard and Carroll County Food Banks and the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department (40/40/20 split).

Tips from the organizers:
  • Registration for entries began on October 1, 2015
  • Local roads in Lisbon will close by 10:30 AM, so arrive early
  • Bring a chair
  • Please do not go into the street to pet the ponies or horses - this can be dangerous
  • The parade will last about 90 minutes
  • During the parade, there will be porta-potties, food & drink from Town Grill, music, and pony rides
  • After the parade, there will be pony rides and a Country Ham & Fried Chicken Dinner in the Fire Hall (proceeds to benefit the Food Banks and LVFD)
  • You can bring dry or canned goods to donate

Date: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 11 AM (Gates open at 7 AM)
Location: "Main Street" (Route 144) in Lisbon, MD
Web Site:

Free parking:
  • South and North Avenues, and Madison Street
  • Lisbon Firehouse (1330 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797)
  • Lisbon Methodist Church (15875 Frederick Road, Woodbine, MD 21797)
  • Lisbon Baptist Church 
  • Handicapped parking at Lisbon Elementary School (15901 Frederick Road, Woodbine, MD 21797)
Police will close roads around the village at 10:30 AM, so arrive early

Tentative Route:

Tentative - Use at your own risk :)

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