Top 5 Things To Do in Dayton this Weekend

Check out our family-friendly Top 5 Things To Do in Dayton this Weekend!





Junior Claus

Location: Town Hall Theatre
Date: Now through December 22

Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. When a sudden drop in Christmas spirit renders Santa incapable of making the great ride, Junior must take the reins. Meanwhile, a scheming, miserly elf takes advantage of Santa’s absence as he plots to turn the workshop into a for-profit enterprise. Together with his cheery elf best friend, a gregarious penguin and a host of colorful characters, Junior must learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day.

Christmas in the Park

Location: Bellbrock Park
Date: Saturday, December 14, 5-7 pm

Kick off the evening with a park lighting ceremony and welcome Santa to the park with Bellbrook hospitality! Local music groups will fill the park with seasonal carols while Santa meets with his clients. Free activities for kids and families will include: crafts, ornament decorating contest, hot chocolate, popcorn and more!

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3D Printing Maker Day

Location: Dayton Metro Library
Date: Saturday, December 14, 10 am 

Drop in to see the Library’s NEW 3D printers in action, learn more about the real world applications for 3D printing, and print your own design.* 3D printing is just one aspect of the maker movement. Learn more about several interconnected STEM fields with fun, hands-on activities to get a taste of engineering, architecture, robotics, and more!

Shop Strong Saturday in Downtown Dayton

Location: Downtown Dayton
Date: Saturday, December 14, 9 am

We’ll be showcasing our downtown businesses, including the handmade arts, quirky shops, and for those “hard to please” family and friends, there’s nothing better than a gift card to a local shop, restaurant or bar. There will also be live entertainers, including holiday music and surprises, out to add to the fun for you and the whole family.

Elf The Musical at La Comedia

Location: La Comedia Dinner Theatre
Date: Now through December 31st.  

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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Photo Credit: La Comedia Dinner Theatre

Of course, that’s not all that’s on tap for fun this weekend. Discover the rest on the Dayton Parent Calendar of Events!


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