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2018 Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting

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  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
  • Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
    Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival [ info ]
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2018 Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Courthouse Square
Third and Main Streets, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
FREE EVENT

The Dayton Holiday Festival is your source for family-friendly holiday fun in downtown Dayton.

2018 Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Downtown Dayton

Downtown Dayton Holiday FestivalDowntown Dayton will celebrate 46 years of celebrating the holiday season during the month-long Dayton Holiday Festival, which kicks off with the Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights from 4 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23. Courthouse Square will be the center of the evening full of family entertainment!

The Grand Illumination Tree Lighting

Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival

Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting. Approximately 100,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall holiday tree on Courthouse Square.
 

Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights

Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children's Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown.  More than 100,000 colored lights will illuminate the parade, featuring a variety of festive floats, horses, entertainers, and several holiday surprises.

“The Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights is a great night for the entire family to come downtown,” said Sandra Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP). “It is a magical night guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.”

Live Reindeer

Come meet our North Pole ambassadors! Two of Santa's reindeer will be available to meet on Courthouse Square. Don't miss your chance to take your picture on Santa's sleigh!

Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays Contest

View all of the delicious contest entries and the award-winning houses on display inside The Old Courthouse.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy holiday songs and other live entertainment on the Courthouse Square Main Stage leading up to the lighting ceremony.

The Holiday Village

Located in the lobby of the Kettering Tower, this is a favorite stop for children, featuring free crafts and games, Mrs. Virginia Kettering's holiday train display, and lots of other surprises for the kids.

Street Fair on Third with FREE Carnival Rides!

Blinking lights and whirring sounds are just a small part of the wonder you'll find at the Street Fair on Third. Enjoy free carnival rides for kids throughout the evening! 

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Wagons will pick up passengers at the corner of Second and Main streets for a ride through downtown. The rides are extremely popular and lines can be long, so plan to come early!

The Tike's Shoppe

For decades, children in Dayton have been able to shop for their loved ones in a store that's just their size.  The Tike's Shoppe will be located in the Schuster Center Wintergarden near the entrance at Ludlow and Second streets, and will officially open the day of the Grande Illumination. Guests also can relive the magic of Rike's animated holiday windows, on display in the Wintergarden. The shop will also be open on selected dates in December. For more information, click here.

Junior League of Dayton's Holiday Hunt

Don't miss this free downtown scavenger hunt for kids! Kids will go on an adventure around the festival footprint. Children who visit all of the stops will receive a free book.

Magic Glasses

For a fun and special added touch, we'll be handing out free "magic glasses," courtesy of CareSource. Grab a pair on Courthouse Square before watching the tree lighting and parade to see the holiday lights in a whole new way!

The Holiday Fun Continues through December!

The Dayton Holiday Festival continues throughout the month of December with these activities:

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  • Event Venue:

    Courthouse Square
    Third and Main Streets
    Dayton, OH 45402
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-477-5268
    Courthouse Square, operated by the Board of County Commissioners, is an outdoor entertainment facility located at the corner of Third and Main Streets in the heart of downtown Dayton.

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