Welcome Winter In Wauseon With Parades, Tours, Shopping & Santa

VR LOGO - WEBThe Downtown Wauseon Association and the Fulton County Historical Society kicks off the holiday season with the annual parade on Saturday, November 29. The parade starts at the county courthouse at 7:00pm and ends with free refreshments at the Wauseon Depot. Historical Society President, Carl Buehrer will be the 2014 Grand Marshall and Muddy Mud Hen will also be part of the parade, thanks to the local 5/3 Bank. Santa and Mrs. Claus will exit their parade float and be in attendance, and horse drawn surrey rides will be available for a minimal fee after the parade.

The Wauseon Downtown Association is looking for businesses, churches, community organizations and even individuals, who would like to participate. There are no entry fees. To register, please email:

wauseondowntown@gmail.com or mail to P.O. Box 3, Wauseon, OH 43567.

Local author, Bob Krumm will be on hand at the depot to sign his newly released book “Wauseon”. Highlights from the book include images of Wauseon’s first dirt streets, the first Homecoming in 1934, and industries like “the flashlight factory” and the Malleable Iron Works plant. “Wauseon” is available at the Fulton County museum, fultoncountyhs.org or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online. A portion of the proceeds from each book will benefit the new Museum & Welcome Center of Fulton County, OH.

“Homespun Holiday” is the theme for this year’s Fulton County Christmas at the Fulton County Museum on Monroe Street. 10 groups from around the county have beautifully decorated rooms of the museum for the holiday season. Vote for your favorite! The Museum will be open for tours:

Sunday, December 7, from noon to 5
Monday December 8 – Friday, December 12, from 4:00 to 8:00pm each night
Saturday, December 13, from 10:00 to 2:00 with a second book signing by Bob Krum.

The Evergreen High School vocal ensemble will perform a Christmas concert at the Wauseon Senior Center at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 12. Seniors are invited to lunch at noon. Please make a lunch reservation by December 10 at 419-337-9299. Suggested lunch donation of $1.50 for Fulton County seniors 60 and over. Suggested donation of $3.50 for non-seniors and out-of-county residents.

Children can discuss their hopes and dreams for Christmas with Santa at the Wauseon Depot and enjoy the holiday train display during the 10 days before Christmas Eve:

Sun. Dec. 14, 2:30 – 4pm
Mon.—Fri., Dec. 15 – 19, 6:30 – 8pm
Sat. & Sun. Dec. 20 & 21, 2:30 – 4pm
Mon. & Tues., Dec. 22 – 23, 6:30 – 8pm

This annual event is sponsored by the Wauseon Rotary Club, the Wauseon Fire Department, and the Fulton County Historical Society.


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