This post is part of Kara’s Unique Holiday Traditions blog hop.
Who doesn’t enjoy those special activities and Holiday events surrounded with family and friends this time of year! I have begun to collect a variety of events for the Dayton, Ohio and northern Miami Valley area. Please take a look and try to make it out to some of these fabulous holiday events.
Specialty Shoppes of West Milton Holiday Open House
11/19/2015 – 11/22/2015 | All Day
The Specialty Shoppes of West Milton invite you to join them for a special event this Holiday Season!
Piqua Community Holiday Open House
11/20/2015 – 11/21/2015 | 12:00 am
The Piqua community’s independently owned businesses are coming together to host a community-wide Holiday Open house!.
Troy-Hayner Gift Gallery
11/21/2015 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will be hosting their 5th annual “HAYNER GIFT GALLERY” Event on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hayner Center.
Christmas at The Greene Shopping Mall
Join us in the Town Square where we will illuminate a 50 foot tree! Santa arrives and sleighs rides are available.
The Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights
Friday, November 27, Approximately 8 p.m.
Along Second, Main & Fourth sts.
Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children’s Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! Watch decorative seasonal floats, horses, drill teams and bands, and some special holiday treats.
Ice Rink Opening Weekend
Fri. Nov. 27, 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 28, 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 29, 1:00-5:00 pm
Spend the holiday weekend creating lasting memories with friends and family at MetroParks Ice Rink! Warm up with hot chocolate from our food concession.
Wed. Nov. 25, 11:00 am-3:00 pm at 2nd Street Market
The Market will be open to pick-up your last minute needs for Thanksgiving – homemade breads, fresh turkeys and hams, pies and cakes, flowers and more. Many of our vendors are accepting pre-orders throughout November so remember to ask on your next visit.
The Grande Illumination Tree Lighting
11/27/2015 7:45 pm
Courthouse Square, Third & Main sts. (Dayton)Watch the holidays light up during Dayton’s traditional tree lighting. At 7:45, we’ll throw the switch and approximately 100,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall holiday tree on Courthouse Square.
Hometown Holiday Celebration
11/27/2015 | 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The 2015 Hometown Holiday Celebration will take place on Friday, November 27th in downtown Troy. includes Tree lighting around the square.
Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village
12/04/2015 – 12/05/2015 | All Day
The Tipp City Christmas In The Village and Holiday Home Tour has become a “holiday must” for hundreds of Miami Valley and Ohio residents.
Christmas on the Green
12/04/2015 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling characters, children’s activities and live entertainment make this family-oriented holiday celebration a “must do” on many calendars. Stop in and visit downtown Piqua’s many stores to choose the perfect gift for your loved one.
Holiday Open House
(Ross Historical Society/Amos Memorial Library)
12/05/2015 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Visitors will enjoy the journey back to a simpler time, when Christmas gifts were not store bought but created lovingly out of everyday items. Enjoy the toys from the past, get your picture taken with Santa ($5), decorate a gingerbread house, see the old fashioned train sets, make a clay ornament, have roasted chestnuts and popcorn on an open fire!
Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade
12/05/2015 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The tradition of celebrating the holiday season with an old-fashioned hometown parade is a long one in downtown Piqua.
Christmas Walk in Dayton
Sat. Dec. 5, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
This outdoor community recreation opportunity is sponsored by Ohio Wander Freunde Volkswalk Club. Start between 9am and 12pm, finish by 3pm. Contact Carol Yegerlehner.
An Evening of Lights at Charleston Falls Preserve
12/05/2015 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening of Lights at Charleston Falls Preserve has been a tradition for over 20 years.
9th Annual Sudan Christmas Bazaar
12/06/2015 | 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ginghamsburg Church will open its doors for the Ninth Annual Sudan Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 6 from 9:30 am to 2 pm.
Christmas on the Farm
Sun. Dec. 6, 12:00-4:00 pm at Carriage Hill MetroPark
String cranberries and popcorn for the farm-grown cedar tree just like families did a century ago. Enjoy fresh baked gingerbread and sample chestnuts hot from the fireplace. Play some period parlor games. At our Visitor Center you can make a Victorian Christmas decoration to take home.
Aullwood Luminary Walk
Sun. Dec. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm
Welcome winter with a great evening walk through the luminary-lit paths of Aullwood Garden and then join us for a hot beverage and cookies at the house. We may even have a visit from Santa! We’ll meet in the parking lot.
A Holiday Evening at Carriage Hill
Sat. Dec. 12, 6:00-8:30 pm
Come join us for a candlelit stroll through the farm and experience what it was like at night. Listen to holiday music, play some parlor games or watch some historic crafts. An old fashioned Victorian Christmas will come to life. Concessions will be available.
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