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Holiday events welcome the season to Dayton

Kelsey Anne Smith, Contributing Writer

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From the decorative white lights at the Greene to the presence of Christmas tree stands, the Dayton area is preparing for festivity.  Below are ideas of things to do in the Miami Valley.

Concerts and Music

Dayton Area Harp Ensemble Holiday Concert: On Dec. 9 at 4 p.m., Dayton’s Christ Episcopal Church will host a holiday concert with harps, flutes, violins, cellos and percussion.

German-American Christmas Concert: Enjoy some traditional German Christmas music on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eintracht Singing Society Inc.

Gift giving made easy

Handmade Holiday Dayton: Those who are looking for something creative for gifts will find more than 30 Dayton vendors at the Yellow Cab building on Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Bazaar: If you miss Handmade Holiday Dayton, check out this market at The Sanctuary at Wilmington Place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.

Christmas Shopping in a Day Sale: Hosted by the Psych Club in the Atrium, Christmas shopping can’t get more convenient. Tickets are being sold for $5 at the Wright State Box Office or through the Psych Club, and the event will take place between 11a.m. and 2 p.m.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

Social Events

Santa Pub Crawl: Visit the Oregon District on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. to participate in this Crawl, and support the “Toys for Tots” charity.  Get into the bars for free by bringing a new and unwrapped $10 toy and dressing festively.

Holiday Breakfast: Visit the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8:30 a.m. and enjoy a pancake breakfast and wintery science experiments.

Christmas Eve Skate: Visit the RiverScape MetroPark on Christmas Eve at 11 a.m. to take advantage of skating, outdoor fireplaces and hot chocolate.

The Greene

Although the lights have been up since November, the Greene is still hosting a plethora of events.  Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be visiting throughout December. Plum Street Park will host the Chanukah Festival of Lights lighting of the Menorah from Dec. 8-16, and will display a Silent Night, Holy Night live Nativity scene.  Horse-drawn carriages will run through Town Centre until Dec. 22, and are $10 each or $15 per couple.

For more ideas, visit activedayton.com.


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