Nicole Nett

2018 Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting

  • Location
  • Courthouse Square
    • Third and Main Streets
    • Courthouse Square
    • Dayton, OH
Overview

Downtown Dayton will celebrate 46 years of celebrating the holiday season during the month-long Dayton Holiday Festival, which kicks off with the Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights from 4 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23. Courthouse Square will be the center of the evening full of family entertainment!

Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting. Approximately 100,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall holiday tree on Courthouse Square.

Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights

Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children's Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown.  More than 100,000 colored lights will illuminate the parade, featuring a variety of festive floats, horses, entertainers, and several holiday surprises.

“The Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights is a great night for the entire family to come downtown,” said Sandra Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP). “It is a magical night guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.”

Please visit website for a complete list of activities at www.downtowndayton.org.

  • Friday, Nov 23, 2018
  • Location: Third and Main Streets, Courthouse Square, OH
  • Phone: (937) 224-1518
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free Event
2018 Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting
  • November 23, 2018 to November 24, 2018
  • Courthouse Square
  • Free Event