The holiday fun continues through December with
Family Fun Days & Other Activities
presented by AES Ohio
, including:

The Tike’s Shoppe

A special shop run by kids for kids – and priced within a kid’s budget! Also, visit Santa during special hours. Located in the Schuster Center Wintergarden.

Wintergarden Wonderland

Come see one of the area’s longest-running holiday traditions — the magical Rike’s department store holiday window displays! Experience the wonder of the animated elves, woodland animals, violinists and skaters right at the corner of Second and Main streets in downtown Dayton, where these displays delighted people beginning more than 70 years ago.

Virginia Kettering’s Holiday Train Display

Visitors of all ages can view this beloved, one-of-a-kind model train display that was given to the community by Mrs. Virginia Kettering. The display can also be viewed through the building windows at Second and Main anytime.

Uno’s Pizza with Santa

Have a special lunch with Santa and then visit the Tike’s Shoppe at the Schuster Center! Reservations required.

Family Movie Series

Bring the family to The Neon for fun, festive holiday films. Free admission for kids 12 and under, $2 for adults.

Downtown Jingle Lights

Experience an interactive, drive-thru light show, choreographed to the beat of your favorite holiday tunes!

Noontime Entertainment

Downtown’s buildings ring with the sound of music during the holiday season. Groups from throughout the Miami Valley perform a mix of holiday selections during the Dayton Holiday Festival’s Noontime Entertainment Program.

Whimsical Windows

This annual contest shows off the creativity of downtown Dayton’s collection of small businesses. Enjoy shopping, dining, and exploring downtown Dayton in this fun and festive atmosphere!

MetroParks Ice Rink

Sheltered under the covered pavilion, the MetroParks Ice Rink sets the scene as a perfect winter wonderland in downtown Dayton. Patrons may skate daily. While the rink is open, you can enjoy delicious treats from the concession area, including a cup of hot chocolate. Take advantage of fun skating activities, such as lessons, themed skating nights and more.


More information about the 2022 Dayton Holiday Festival will be posted later this year. In the meantime, if you have questions about the Dayton Holiday Festival, call  (937) 224-1518.


Downtown Dayton Partnership          
City of Dayton           Montgomery County