Have you found your holiday spirit yet? Perhaps a Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Oregon District will do it, or a stop at Trolley Stop’s monthly Beer Tasting on Wed night or UD Department of Music Christmas Concert may be just the thing it takes to put you in the mood for ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery at DVAC.
You can start your Thursday out with Morning Meditation or a Breakfast Briefing: Street Smart Secrets for Change Management. Then move on to An Evening of Song and Celebration: Herald Angel Night at Calvary Cemetary or you can attend WSU’s 29th Madrigal Dinner or check out some Dayton Originals at Pecha Kucha Night Volume 9. A Taste of Wine has declared it THREE WINE THURSDAY while Therapy Cafe says it Karaoke Night.
On Friday enjoy Bach’s Lunch: Holiday Favorites from Carillon Brass then you can shop the Christmas Downtown Annual Holiday Bazaar and stop by the Opening Reception for A Modern Focus: Photography by Major Larry Faulkner. For a little refreshment Miami Valley Wine & Spirits has a Super Beer Tasting or maybe All You Can Eat Fish $7.25 will get you ready for Star-Late Skates or an evening with Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Maybe you’d rather laugh your night away with Bob & Tom favorite Donnie Baker & The Pork Pistols & Friends then head over to Blind Bob’s for Vanity Theft, Good Sir Con Artist, and Okay Lindon.
On Saturday you can have Breakfast with Woodland Santa, shop The Tike’s Shop, then run across the street for Pizza with Santa before your see the Family Movie Series: The Polar Express. After that you’ll be ready for the Sugar Plum Tea and the Behind the Magic Backstage Tour at the Schuster. Then drop of the kids and get ready for the Santa Pub Crawl in the Oregon District or do your own tour of Woodland Lights and then stop by the Beer Tasting at Heather’s in Springboro. For a non-traditional holiday outing you can enjoy Tidings of Pasties & Joy Burlesque Show w/Viva Valezz or head out to hear the Springfield Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Billy Joel.
Start your Sunday with a Santa Claus Brunch at Yankee Trace or explore the European Christmas Brunch at L’Auberge. then make your way to the Community Christmas Concert or enjoy the inspiring acrobats at Traces playing at the Victoria. Or relax with a little football and HOLIDAY BEER TASTING or maybe you’d rather have an endless spaghetti Sunday. It’s not the holiday without Handel’s Messiah or The Great Cane Hunt and Dayton has them both!
This column was created by Jane Krebs, and while she’s taking a break, we’re doing our best to keep bringing you the best that Dayton has to offer. and now in honor of Jane’s love of jokes:
Why does Santa have a garden?
So he can hoe, hoe, hoe!
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, we encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE!