UPDATED Nov. 10, 2020: The Defiance Merchants Association will hold their 11th Annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
The day will kick off with the “Dashing Through Defiance” 5K walk/run starting at 9 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Defiance Roadhouse from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Scott and Karl Duo will perform at the “S-curve” in downtown Defiance from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade kicks off at 12 noon, Prizes will be awarded for Best Pre-1960s Car, Best 1960 and newer car, Best ATV/Golf cart, Best Float, Best Horse/Owner Ensemble, Best Horse, Best Dog, Best Dog/Owner Ensemble and Best “Liked” Pet on Facebook. Special tribute will be paid to all front line and essential workers, and first responders.
There will be a Christmas Market in the downtown area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and photos with Santa after the parade. Participating businesses include Defiance Ridge Vineyards*, Good News Brewing Company*, Beyond the Trail RV Park, Trish’s Dishs*, Katy Trail Bike Rental, Robin’s Nest on the Katy Trail*, Defiance Roadhouse*, Homestead of Defiance*, Sugar Creek Winery and Judgment Tree Vodka*, Sunflower Hill Farm*, Frisella Nursery, and the Daniel Boone Home. (“*” denotes also event sponsors.) Other sponsors include Bill and Chris Schaul, Blondin Professional Real Estate, Classique Wine and Spirits, Nathan Laupp and Tom Shaw Realtors.
EDITOR'S NOTE: St. Paul's UCC Defiance has made the difficult decision to not host their Chili and Hot Dog Luncheon during this event due to the COVID-19 situation. They look forward to being able to participate next year.
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Defiance Road House Float - 2016