Downtown Dayton Illuminated by Holiday Lights on Main

The Downtown Dayton Partnership is excited to announce a new holiday feature in downtown Dayton, Holiday Lights on Main. This free attraction features hundreds of illuminated trees lighting up Main Street from Monument Avenue to Fifth Street and will be on display every night through the holiday season.


Part of the Dayton Holiday Festival, presented by DP&L, the Holiday Lights on Main will run through January 2021. See the lights come to life as they “dance” to music. Tune your radio to 97.1 FM while you drive down Main Street to enjoy a light show synchronized to holiday music. A rotating selection of holiday music will be played on this station. Main Street in downtown Dayton has hundreds of on-street parking spaces that you can stop and watch the light display from a safe, parked position.

Park along Main Street between the blocks of Second and Third streets for a full view of dozens of dancing lights on Courthouse Square, and a view of the 2020 Dayton Holiday Festival tree, illuminated by hundreds of thousands of lights.

This holiday attraction is free and open to anyone to enjoy. The lights can also be observed as a pedestrian, also, but don’t forget you can tune a radio to 97.1 FM to listen to the music that accompanies the light show.

The Holiday Lights on Main are a great start or ending to your family’s visit in downtown Dayton this holiday season! Take the scenic route on your way to pick up your to-go order, or drive through the display and then stick around and pick up a gift from a downtown retailer, or order food and drinks from a downtown restaurant.

Make Holiday Lights on Main your first stop in a list of other downtown attractions, including seeing the decorated storefront in businesses’ Whimsical Windows displays, or the Kettering Family Train at Stratacache Tower. For more information on other downtown Dayton holiday attractions, visit

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