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State Road 235 Closed At Medora Saturday For Annual Christmas Parade
Updated November 29, 2017 7:02 AM | Filed under: Event
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(MEDORA) - The Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a permit to the Town of Medora to close State Road 235 this Saturday for their 45th annual Medora Christmas Festival and parade.

Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., State Road 235 will stage the holiday parade between County Road 275 and Washington Street.

Participants will line up on State Road 235 north of town and advance along Perry Street through Medora - moving west on County Road 275, south of Jackson Street, east on Riley and back to State Road 235 on Perry Street.

Motorists will be routed around the event via County Road 275 South, Jackson Street, Riley Street, David Street, Second Street and Mill Street.

On Friday, people can gather for the annual tree lighting ceremony for the community's Christmas tree at the Medora branch of the Jackson County Public Library. Medora Christian Church and Medora Methodist Church members will be there to sing, and hot chocolate and popcorn will be available.

The tree lighting ceremony also will feature the winners of the Christmas light contest for Carr Township residents

Saturday's Christmas Festival events will include Breakfast With Santa, Selfies With Santa, Cookies with Mrs. Claus.

The Medora Conservation Club will have fish and tenderloins for sale, and the festival features a number of other food and craft vendors that will be open for business by 9 a.m.

The festival will come to a close when everyone can gather at the Christmas ball at the Carr Township Conservation Club.

This year's ball will feature disc jockey Josh Clark from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The ball also features an ugly sweater contest and silent auction items that include an autographed football from the Indianapolis Colts, NASCAR qualifying tickets and other items.

45th annual Medora Christmas Festival


  • 7 p.m.: Tree lighting ceremony in front of the Medora Library (lighting of the Christmas tree, free hot chocolate and popcorn, musical entertainment by a Methodist choir and acoustic holiday music from Jerry Henson and Amber Hatfield)


  • 9 a.m.: Food, craft and flea market vendors open
  • 9 a.m.: Scarlet 2 White performance
  • 10:15 a.m.: Limestone Ramblers performance
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Refreshments and gift card drawings at Hague Funeral Home
  • 11:30 a.m.: Driven performance
  • 12:30 p.m.: Crowning of the 2017 Medora Christmas Festival prince and princess
  • 1 p.m.: Parade (opening prayer by Pastor Skip Breeden, national anthem performed by Morris Tippin and grand marshal is former parade announcer Larry Bennett)
  • After the parade: Children can get selfies with Santa and have cookies and drinks with Mrs. Claus at the Medora Library while Driven performs again
  • 8 p.m. to midnight: Christmas ball at the Carr Township Conservation Club with disc jockey Josh Clark (ugly sweater contest, door prizes, 50/50 drawing and silent auction; tickets are $10 and may be purchased at State Bank of Medora or from committee members)

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