The Austin Landing holiday tree will shine brightly for the holiday season starting Nov. 10. (SOURCE: AUSTIN LANDING FACEBOOK PAGE)

Fireworks, food trucks, skydiving Santa, light-up parade to help ring in holidays at Austin Landing

Fireworks, food trucks, a skydiving Santa and a light-up parade are part of the fun this weekend when Austin Landing officially welcomes in the holiday season.

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Light Up the Landing, Austin Landing’s annual tree lighting ceremony, will take place Saturday, Nov. 16.

 

SCHEDULE

Holiday activities include:

5 p.m. — Face painting, holiday activities and more

6 p.m. — Light Up The Landing Parade featuring a skydiving Santa and elves and holiday characters

6:30 p.m. — Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by a two-minute special effects fireworks show synchronized to holiday music

7-9 p.m. — Meet Santa at the tree and get photos

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FOOD

While you’re there, check out these food trucks and vendors (in addition to the restaurants on site).

• Rolling Indulgence, finalists on the Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race

• Duck Donuts

•1776 Grill

• Kettering Health Network will be providing free hot cocoa and holiday cookies and Firebirds will have a cheesecake sampling.

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Here's who we spotted getting into the holiday spirit early at Austin Landing's holiday tree lighting, which included special guests Santa Claus and the Budweiser Clydesdales on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED
Photo: DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED

OTHER ACTIVITIES

There will be holiday characters including The Grinch, Elf on the Shelf, Olaf the snowman and more. 

There will be Polar Express train rides after the parade, face painting and a selfie mirror in front of the Christmas tree.

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Parade Participants: 

• Miami Township Police Vehicles & Friends

• McGruff the Crime Dog 

• Knight from National Night Out 

• Shorty the Miami Township Cop 

• Montgomery County SWAT 

• Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Squad Car 

• Miami Valley Fire District 

• Sandy's Towing 

• Chuy's 

• Staybridge Suites 

• PetValu 

• Joe's Landscaping 

• Dayton Jeepin with all their decorated Jeeps 

• Star Wars Characters provided by Rebel Legion 

• Polar Express Train & Friends 

• Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals featuring the Blue Skies Razor 

• Gold Star Memorial Float 

• Veteran Tribute Semi Truck 

• FLOC 

• Pink Ribbon Girls featuring Survivors and the Pink Fleet 

• Springboro High School Drum Line 

• Miamisburg Middle School and Elementary Color Guards

Here's who we spotted getting into the holiday spirit early during Austin Landing's holiday tree illumination and parade, which included a special guest appearance by Santa and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED

Stage Performers: 

• Springboro Junior High School's Show Choir 

• Celtic Academy of Irish Dance 

• Jeanie Moreland Dance Theatre 

• Diamond Jubilee Chorus

Here's who we spotted getting into the holiday spirit early at Austin Landing's holiday tree lighting, which included special guests Santa Claus and the Budweiser Clydesdales on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED
Photo: DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED

WANT TO GO?

What: Light Up The Landing

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 5-9 p.m.

Where: The Park at Austin Landing

Cost: Free admission

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