News & Events

Historic Downtown Lebanon



When: December 1, 2018-December 24, 2017


Experience a Christmas tradition in downtown Lebanon, Ohio.  Visit our shops, restaurants, and stay overnight at one of lodging facilities.  A complete list is on our website or email director@mainstreet or call 513-515-1752.

Healthy Happens

Try Fitness Classes for Free

When: Dec. 17-Dec. 31, 2018

Where: Countryside YMCA - Lebanon & Landen

If you’ve been wondering what all is available at Countryside YMCA, now’s your chance to come in and try YMCA fitness classes for free. With five fitness studios – including a designated yoga and pilates studio and a designated spin studio – now is a great time to explore the Y. From December 17 through December 31 adult fitness classes are free at the Lebanon and Landen Countryside YMCA locations. The Y is also open on January 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and limited free fitness. 

“This is a chance for members to try something different for free. And potential members can also come into the Y these weeks and try our fitness classes,” said Jasmine Lee Countryside YMCA Director of Health and Wellness. The Y offers Pilates, Yoga, Barre®, TRX, Boot Camp and more. The Y offers classes specifically for beginners, as well as classes for those with an established workout routine. 

During the past year, the Y has added a variety of new classes including P90X Live®! Insanity Live! ®, STRONG by Zumba®, and Core de Force®. In addition, the Y invested in SPINNER Chrono power bikes for cycle spin. "We are always looking for the latest and greatest equipment and programs to offer our members while also giving them opportunities to connect with others, " said Zach McCollum, Executive Director of Programs at the Y. 

Not sure where to start?  New members can participate in complimentary Member Coaching, a one-on-one coaching experience which helps new members come up with a personalized wellness plan that fits their goals, interests, and lifestyle.  This is followed by periodic check-ins and provides the guidance and support needed for new members to get the most of their membership. Member Coach Gale Kerniz said, “New members and their families are important to us. Countryside YMCA is a big place, and we love to work with members to make the Y a little smaller and more accessable.” 

“We work every day to improve the wellbeing of people in our community by providing resources and guidance to improve physical activity, health and wellness,” said Chris Johnson Countryside YMCA CEO. “Offering free fitness classes is just one more way to to empower people in their efforts toward healthy living,” he added. 

Countryside YMCA has two locations. The Lebanon location at 1699 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, OH 45036 is a 230,000 sq. ft. facility, built on 126 acres of land and is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The Landen location at 2894 US 22/3 Maineville OH 45039 is a smaller facility designed to serve Deerfield Township residents with fitness opportunities, youth classes, and a preschool. Check the website for more information. 


Jasmine Lee

Countryside YMCA

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Destination Lebanon

Christmas Parade Special: Mason, OH - Lebanon, OH

When: December 1, 2018

Where: Lebanon/Mason

Event Date: December 1

Join the LM&M Railroad for a new family tradition. Avoid the traffic and arrive in style to the Lebanon Christmas Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival. This year the LM&M Railroad will be providing transportation between Mason’s Oak Heritage park and Downtown Lebanon for the Christmas Parade.

The Christmas Parade Special will not feature a visit with Santa or other features of our North Pole Express. Hot Chocolate is not included in the price of the Deluxe or Lackawanna Coach class tickets. However, Hot Chocolate can be purchased upon arrival in Lebanon in a souviener mug for $5.

Train Schedule

  Morning Train Evening Train
Boarding Begins 10:00am 4:00pm
Depart Mason 11:00am 5:00pm
Arrive Lebanon 12:00pm 6:00pm
Parade Starts 1:00pm 7:00pm
Parade Ends 1:45pm 7:45pm
Depart Lebanon 2:15pm 8:15pm
Arrive Mason 3:15pm 9:15pm

More Info:


Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival

Parade Time: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM; Festival 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

When: December 1, 2018

Where: Downtown Lebanon

The 2018 Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival is Saturday, December 1, proudly hosted by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce!

Join Lebanon and the surrounding communities for two horse-drawn carriage parades: a daylight parade at 1:00pm and the traditional evening parade at 7:00pm.  Every year this parade gets bigger and more exciting! Festivities include gift and food vendors stationed along E. Mulberry Street; shopping in downtown Historic Lebanon with extended business hours for our 80-plus antique and specialty stores; Christmas carolers, carriage rides; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus; musical entertainment, and train rides to the North Pole on the North Pole Express with LM&M Railroad. This is a free family event! The festival begins at 10:00am and ends after the evening parade.
More Info: Phone: 513.932.1100 EMail:
Avoid parking! L&M Railroad is offering train rides from Mason.  Here’s the link for info & Cost:


Lebanon Theatre Co. Presents: It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play

When: November 30, Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9 See below for times

Where: Lebanon Theatre Co., 10 S. Mechanic

It's A Wonderful Life: Radio Play

A Live "radio show" production

  • Friday, Nov. 30, at 8pm
  • no performance Sat. Dec. 1
  • Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2pm
  • Friday, Dec. 7, at 8pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2pm

All shows will be performed at the Mechanic Street Theater.

10 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon Ohio

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Purchase your tickets now at  Tickets are $19 each and you can select your seats on line at the time of ticket purchase. Call us at 513-233-0932 for assistance.



When: December 7, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where: Mulberry St. Books, 46 E. Mulberry, Lebanon, OH

You're invited to join us at the next meeting of the coffee club.  We'll have a brief presentation on current events in the market and economy followed by an informal discussion.

We hope you will join us.  Feel free to bring friends and family.


Adam Kwiecinski
Financial Advisor

Opening Night: C.F. Payne Exhibit

Experience a True American Artist

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:00 PM-9:30 PM

Where: The Arts Council of Lebanon, 117 E. Mulberry St., Lebanon, OH,

Join The Arts Council of Lebanon for this free event - Opening night for the art exhibit C.F. Payne: An Illustrated Life. 
Lebanon artist C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine, MAD Magazine, der Spiegel, U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, Texas Monthly, Boys Life and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers. He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, written by John Lithgow.

The Arts Council of Lebanon is incredibly honored to host this exhibit. We hope the community can attend and experience a true American artist.