- Jim Ingram
We always hear things like, "the holidays are for the children" and "nothing beats the holiday wonder in a child's eyes." Well, bump that.
I love this time of year, too. I want to act like a child while still being an adult.
With that in mind, I offer you these holiday-themed events more geared to us bigger kids (adults).
WHAT: Silent Disco Pub Crawl
WHERE: Oregon District, Dayton
WHEN: 7 p.m.
ABOUT: It's a trend starting to catch on nationwide. Essentially, you're partying with headphones where you choose the music channel you want. You can find more about silent disco here.
COST: $5 (you can register here, but you must bring proper I.D.)
WHAT: Handmade Holidays
WHERE: Yellow Cab Building, 700 E 4th St, Dayton
WHEN: 5-10 p.m. Dec. 2; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3
WHAT: Ice Skating Lessons
WHERE: Riverscape MetroPark Ice Rink, 237 E Monument Ave., Dayton
WHEN: 12 p.m.
ABOUT: This is the adult session. So it's just us grownups slipping and sliding all over the ice for a half hour.
COST: $50 (includes skate rental and lessons)
WHAT: Oregon District Santa Pub Crawl
WHERE: Oregon District (duh!)
WHEN: 5 p.m.
ABOUT: Simply bring an unwrapped $10 child's toy or a $10 donation for the U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots campaign and get a passport to enter each participating bar free of charge. Get your passport stamped by all the bars and enter to win door prizes. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at The Dublin Pub and Oregon Express. A costume contest will be held at Blind Bob's.
WHAT: Bach's Lunch by the Dayton Philharmonic
WHERE: The Loft Theatre (126 N Main St., Dayton)
WHEN: 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
ABOUT: The Carillon Brass shall perform an eclectic repertoire, including jazz standards, brass-specific compositions, transcribed concert music and traditional holiday favorites. Boxed lunches will be available for $6 from Boston's Bistro for the noon performance.
WHAT: Hip Hop Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
WHERE: Twist Cupcakery, 25 S. Saint Clair St., Dayton
WHEN: 4-8 p.m.
ABOUT: Free food and games will be happening while a DJ spins some of your favorite hip hop jams from back in the day. This event is for adults only. No doubt you'll hear the song below.
COST: FREE (cupcakes available for purchase)