A Carillon Christmas Kicks Off Nov. 28

DAYTON, Ohio—On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., the third annual A Carillon Christmas returns to Carillon Historical Park—home of the Wright Brothers National Museum and Carillon Brewing Co., the nation's only fully operational production brewery in a museum.

Towering 200 feet, featuring 20,000 bulbs, the breathtaking Carillon Tree of Light—Ohio’s largest tree of light—is not only the centerpiece of A Carillon Christmas, but also an undeniable symbol of Christmas in the Miami Valley.

Featuring Santa’s Toy Shop, the Victorian Carolers, Midnight Express Train Rides, Candy Cane Slopes, Carillon Card Company, Letters to Santa, and countless Yuletide attractions, A Carillon Christmas transforms the park into a winter wonderland of holiday cheer. Carillon Historical Park at night, decked out with over 15 miles of Christmas lights, is truly a sight to see.

Regular Park admission fees apply to experience A Carillon Christmas. All proceeds support Dayton History in its mission to inspire generations by connecting them with the unique people, places, and events that changed Dayton and the world.

The inaugural 2018 Carillon Tree of Light lighting takes place Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The tree lighting is free to the public.

About Carillon Historical Park

Carillon Historical Park is part of Dayton History, a private non-profit organization established to preserve, share, and celebrate our region’s history. The Park's 65-acre campus is home to over 30 historic structures and cares for over three million artifacts. In addition to Carillon Historical Park, the following sites rest under Dayton History’s care: Carillon Brewing Co., Hawthorn Hill, the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, Patterson Homestead, the Old Court House, Memorial Hall, and the Archive Center.


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours and for a map.


From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.


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- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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