November Community Spotlight

Sugarplum Festival of Trees

The Sugarplum Festival of Trees is an annual holiday extravaganza that kicks off the holiday season for the Miami Valley. Please join the more than 350 TWIG volunteers that have worked year-round to make this spectacular holiday event possible. There will be a gala, Ladies Luncheon and Breakfast with Santa as well as beautifully decorated Christmas trees available at auction with all proceeds to benefit the Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Date: November 14th- November 16th

Location: Presidential Banquet Center 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, OH 45429

A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, JOHN TARTAGLIA’S IMAGINOCEAN is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they’re about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they’ll sing, they’ll dance, and they’ll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to big band, JOHN TARTAGLIA’S IMAGINOCEAN is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Recommended for ages 4-7 and runs 60 minutes (no intermission). Tickets are $15. Call Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 to learn more about Season Tickets.

Date: November 1st 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Location: Victoria Theatre, 126 N. Main St. Dayton, OH

The Beach Mountain

During the summer months, it is known as The Beach but now during the winter it has a new name. Come experience The Beach Mountain for winter fun! Bring the family snow tubing and experience an exciting wintertime activity that brings people together and creates memories. It is just like sledding – only it’s faster and more accessible. Slide down the snowy 400 foot long run and then conveniently ride the magical moving carpet back up. Family members of all ages will enjoy the thrill of sliding down our run. It’s a fast and easy winter fun that requires neither experience nor special, expensive equipment and clothing. In addition to having a safe venue with safe equipment, trained staff members supervise the run and provide information for a safe ride. Call (513) 398- 4356 or go to for more information. Ticket prices run $17- $25 per person.

Date: Opens November 21st

Location: 2590 Waterpark Dr. Mason, OH 45040

Feast of Giving

The Feast of Giving is a Thanksgiving dinner including turkey with all the trimmings that will be provided for free not only for those in financial need or those with no one else to spend the holiday with but for all. All are welcome to this beautiful event that puts our city’s charitable nature in the spotlight. With over 8000 meals to be served and 500 volunteers, this is a huge event that Dayton can be proud of. No tickets are needed and RTA will be providing free bus rides to and from the event from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Dates: November 25th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St. Dayton, OH 45402

A Special Wish 5K Run

The mission of A Special Wish Foundation is to grant the wish of a child or adolescent (birth through age 20) who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder. The 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk plus Kids Fun Run and Stroller Roll will support this great cause. The Dayton Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation serves Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Darke, Shelby, and Mercer counties. Over the past 29 years, the chapter has granted over 1,500 wishes to children living in its six county area. For more information call (937)-223-9474 or go to

Date: November 1st

Location: Island Metro Park, 101 E. Helena St. Dayton

Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Price Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. Join Elsa and Anna and the hilarious snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen, and discover how an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!

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