One of Dayton’s newest and most cherished holiday traditions is getting ready to return for its fifth season.
The Carillon Tree of Light at Carillon Historical Park will be illuminated for the 2019 holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m.
Preparations are well underway already, as we spotted crews worked to get the tree ready today, Nov. 6.
The Carillon Tree of Light stands at 200 feet, affixed to the top of the 151-foot tall Deeds Carillon that was dedicated in 1942 by Col. Edward A. and Mrs. Edith Walton Deeds as a gift to the Dayton community.
The Tree consists of over 20,000 light bulbs on nearly 100 separate strands that come to life each night at dusk. The Tree of Light was made possible with the support of Connie and John Taylor.
Holiday activities during A Carillon Christmas include:
• The Carillon Tree of Light
• Santa’s Toy Shop
• Candy Cane Slopes
• Letters to Santa
• Deeds Carillon Christmas Concerts
• Train Rides on the Midnight Express
• Roundhouse Café in the Transportation Center
• The Tailor of Gloucester Puppet Show
• Carillon Card Co. in the 1930s Print Shop
• Model Train Displays
• Museum Store Shopping
• 15 miles of Christmas Lights
• Morris and Hetzel Bakery
• Gristmill Christmas Village
• Culp’s Café
• Carillon Brewing Co.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: A Carillon Christmas
WHEN: Nov. 21-Dec. 30, 2019. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.
WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
COST: $12 per adult (ages 18-59), $10 per senior (ages 60+), $8 per child (ages 3-17). Free to children under 3 and Dayton History members.
MORE INFO: Website