Wanting to capture the perfect classic photo of your little one(s) with jolly ‘ole Saint Nick? We’re here to help! Below is a list of the upcoming Santa photo-ops in Greater Dayton/Montgomery County!


A Carillon Christmas
FREE to Dayton History Members! $12 adult / $10 senior / $8 3-17 / FREE under 3
Carillon Historical Park
Now through December 30, Sunday - Thursday – 5-9 p.m., Friday - Saturday – 5-10 p.m

Don't miss Dayton's newest holiday tradition, A Carillon Christmas! Visit Carillon Historical Park this winter to see the 65-acre campus transformed into a winter wonderland of sparkle, magic, and holiday cheer. Visit Santa and his crew for photos, crafts, food, and more. Don’t miss Ohio's largest tree of light! Towering 200 feet in the air, the Carillon Tree of Light is a Dayton holiday beacon visible from I-75.


Dayton Holiday Festival: Selfies with Santa
Saturday, December 18 – 12-3 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. – Outside the Schuster Center on Main Street

Santa is on the move! Catch him outside with his sleigh at locations throughout downtown Dayton and snap a photo with the big man in red. 


Photos with Santa
Center Court – Dayton Mall
Monday, December 13 - Saturday, December 18 – 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, December 19 – 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, December 20 - Thursday, December 23 – 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Don’t miss the Dayton Mall Santa Experience. Santa will be at Dayton Mall from November 18 - December 24. Bring the family to capture holiday moments with Santa that you'll treasure forever! Save time this holiday season and reserve your photo time slot in advance. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Stories with Mrs. Claus
Center Court – Dayton Mall
Thursday, December 16 – 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Join Mrs. Claus as she entertains you with stories, song and dance. Snap a photo while you’re there!

Scene 75 Breakfast with Santa
Kids $6, Adults $10
Scene 75, 6196 Poe Avenue
Saturday, December 18 – 8-11 a.m.

Scene75 invites you to the Breakfast with Santa event. At this event, Santa Claus will be making an appearance throughout and you will enjoy a hot breakfast buffet served safely by their team to bring you a Christmas event to remember! Remember to get a picture!


Santa Visits the Market
2nd Street Market
Saturday, December 18 – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 19 – 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite jolly guy in the big red suit is on his way to Dayton, Ohio! Santa will be stopping by the Market on Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th. Stop him as he dashes through the Market to tell him whether you’ve been naughty or nice, to snap a picture, and to collect a special treat!
All ages welcome. No registration required.

Cupcakes with Santa
Twist Cupcakery
Saturday, December 18, 12-3 p.m.

Santa will be visiting Twist Cupcakery! Parents can take pictures of their kiddos with Santa and each child will receive a free cupcake and gift from Santa to enjoy! RSVP on the Facebook event page is requested.

For more information on things to do over the holidays with family and friends, contact the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 937.226.8211 (Mon.-Fri.), log onto www.daytoncvb.com or download the Free Visit Dayton App from Google Play or the Apple Store.  

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