DAYTON HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
FAMILY WEEKENDS & OTHER ACTIVITIES
The holiday fun continues through December with
Family Weekends & 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.
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.
Holiday Lights on Main
See Main Street in downtown Dayton transformed into an interactive light show! Tune your radio and drive along Main Street watching more than 100 trees light up to a synchronized “dance” to holiday music!
Ride the Sugarplum Shuttle
For a fun and festive way to get around downtown, hop on the free Sugarplum Shuttle! Downtown pedal wagons will deck their hauls with holiday music, lights, and more, and run routes through downtown.
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. Starting at 12 noon, performing groups will present their holiday selections as lunchtime entertainment in selected building lobbies. Take a break from your chaotic schedule to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the carols and instrumental sounds. Each musical group has a unique way to bring in the holiday season and entertain you with an upbeat performance you’re sure to love.
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!
More information about the 2021 Dayton Holiday Festival will be posted later this year. In the meantime, if you have questions about the Dayton Holiday Festival, email Jami Pack, or call her at (937) 224-1518 ext. 227.