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Holiday Light Fest

Holiday Light Parade

Holiday Light Parade
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The light parade is back again this year and coming to a neighborhood near you!  

2021 Territorial, Grandstrom, Pineview

2021 River Hills

2021 Pines, Nature Crossing, Sundance

2021 Dayton Elementary, City Hall

 

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa
Now-Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Dayton City Hall

Now through the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th, there will be a magical mailbox outside Dayton City Hall that letters to Santa can be dropped in.  There is even special stationary in the “Art on the Go” box for you to use!

Parent/Legal Guardian – please make sure that your child’s envelope contains their full name and address so Santa can send a letter back to the correct house. It is also helpful if you tuck a note in with anything that Santa might have missed, such an accomplishment at school, home or for someone else.

Tree Lighting Celebration

Tree Lighting Celebration
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
5:30p
Dayton City Hall

Come help bring the magic and light up the big tree in front of Dayton City Hall!  We will have a very special elf all the way from the North Pole, Name a Snow Plow, crafts, treats as well as from 5p-7p Diamond Lake Roadside Coffee and Flaming Bowl food trucks will be there!

Cookies & Cocoa with Claus

Cookies & Cocoa with Claus
Friday, December 17, 2021
5:30p
Dayton Activity Center
$5/child suggested donation

Register Here: Book onlineJoin Santa for cookies & cocoa and a story!  There will also be crafts and an opportunity to take a photo with Santa.  Registration is required for all participating children.  Space is limited, but there is a waiting list.  If you have registered but can no longer attend, be sure to cancel your reservation so that others may attend.  If you have any questions please contact us at activitycenter@cityofdaytonmn.com.

Cancelled--Gingerbread House Decorating Competition

**EVENT CANCELLED**

Gingerbread House Decorating Competition
Saturday, December 11, 2021
2:30p-4p
Dayton Activity Center
$20/family/gingerbread house

Reservations RequiredBook online

Bring your “A-game” and challenge other families to our first ever Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!  No need to bring anything other than creativity—we will provide all decorating necessities.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 houses.