The Grande Illumination

Bring your family downtown the day after Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday season with the Grande Illumination tree lighting and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights.



The Grande Illumination is held at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton, and features live holiday entertainment, carnival rides for kids, holiday crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, live reindeer, and much more. The lighting of the huge holiday tree will take place at 7:45 pm. Immediately following, stay for the Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights.  All activities are FREE of charge.

The Dayton Holiday Festival continues throughout the month of December with the DP&L Family Weekends, featuring the Tike’s Shoppe, the Wintergarden Wonderland, Pizza with Santa, the Family Movie Series at the Neon, Mrs. Virginia Kettering’s model train, ice skating at RiverScape, and more!

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