Home Events & Festivals The Ringing of the Bells Twitter Facebook Print About The Ringing of the BellsThe “Ringing of the Bells” is a simultaneous bell ringing by downtown churches and sites to signal the start of the 2nd annual Vevay Christmas Parade. The Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church bell will chime at 3:55 p.m. to signal the onset of its Saturday church service. The Switzerland County Baptist Church; Switzerland County Historical Society (former Presbyterian Church); and Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church will participate in the 4 p.m. bell ringing to begin the parade. The Historic Switzerland County Courthouse will sound its usual top-of-the-hour four rings. Parade onlookers are invited to bring their own hand, sleigh or jingle bells to help ring in the parade. The parade committee asks that in the spirit of the occasion that attendees refrain from using any air horn or noisemaker-type devices. For more information, contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237.