Dayton Holiday Events in December

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We hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday season in the Dayton area.  Here’s the scoop on the Dayton holiday events, activities, and festivities coming right at you in December.

Date Night Holiday Dayton Events


From live music to shopping, Dayton is where you should be this holiday season.

Mix it up this holiday season and check out Mike Super – Magic & Illusion at Victoria Theater. While you’re there make sure you take in all the sights of the Wonderland Windows.

Want live music?  The holiday experience Hometown Holiday with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will delight audiences on December 9th and 10th.

Shopping Holiday Dayton Events


Holiday bazaars are a great way to shop local this season.

The weekend of December 2nd hosts the Incarnation Christmas Festival, the Beverly Gardens Holiday Bazaar, the St. Helen Christmas Bazaar, and the Rosewood Holiday Arts Festival.

You can’t miss December’s First Friday in downtown Dayton on December 2nd!  Local vendors throw open their doors and feature specials while live entertainment pulses through the area all evening long.   Also that weekend, make sure you head over to the old Yellow Cab building in downtown Dayton to kick your holiday shopping into overdrive at the Handmade Holiday Dayton.

Family Friendly Holiday Dayton Events and Activities


Take the family to the theater this holiday season or experience a free event.

If theater is your love, you don’t want to miss these.  A Christmas Carol runs through the 31st at the La Comedia Dinner Theater in Springboro.  Are you more of a ballet type?  Don’t miss the Nutcracker presented by the Dayton Ballet December 16th through the 23rd.

The University of Dayton is hosting another great free family holiday event, At The Manger, at the Roesch Library on campus from November 26th through January 8th.   The event will entertain with children’s activities, music, and over 100 nativities from across the globe.

Get Fit for the Holidays

Want to burn off those cookies?  Head out to the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a 5K Run/Walk in Bellbrook or the Christmas Walk in beautiful downtown Dayton on December 3rd.


You certainly won’t be bored this holiday season with all these wonderful local events!

We hope this “short list” of holiday festivities helps get your December going!  Be sure to tell us what events you and yours are headed off to on our Facebook page!


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