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Holiday in the City… Downtown Dayton Style!

There are so many special activities going on in November and December and exciting Dayton events that you do not want to miss! Take a stroll downtown and gaze at thousands of glistening twinkle lights and window displays at the Schuster Center. Skate around the beautiful RiverScape ice skating rink. Catch a holiday flick at The Neon theatre. Entertain yourself with noontime entertainment in downtown's office buildings. Ride a complimentary shuttle to The Greene, dripping with holiday décor and just minutes from the hotel. There's nothing like a holiday in the city… And Dayton is simply the place to be.

Dayton, OH Things to See and Do

  • The Grande Illumination tree lighting & The Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights

    Friday, November 27, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Courthouse Square, Third & Main Street
    Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting. At 7:45 p.m., the switch will be pulled and approximately 50,000 colored lights will brighten the two-story-tall holiday tree on Courthouse Square! A must-see event.
  • RiverScape Ice Skating

    Kick off the season the right way with some time on the ice skating rink this season. Picture this: a cup of hot cocoa, Christmas music, colorful lights, and skating around with the one who means the most.
  • Virginia Kettering's Holiday Train Display

    November 27-January 2
    Kettering Tower Lobby, corner of Second & Main Street
    Visitors can view this one-of-a-kind model train display that Mrs. Virginia Kettering donated. The display can also be viewed through the building windows at Second and Main anytime.
  • Pizza with Santa

  • Enjoy Uno Pizza with Mr. Claus every Saturday in December. Call for reservatioins: 937-910-8000
  • The Neon Family Movie Series

  • Every Saturday in December at noon. Admission for kids 12 and under is free. $2.00 for adults.
  • December 5: "Jingle all the Way"
  • December 12: "Polar Express"
  • December 19: "A Christmas Story"


  • View 162

    Enjoy breathtaking city views from the Crowne Plaza rooftop at View 162. With walls of windows, this is the ultimate intimate and romantic setting.
  • Jay's Seafood Restaurant

    Located in the heart of the Historic Oregon District, Jay's always has the freshest fish selection. Family owned and operated, this food cannot be beat! Enjoy holiday specials and the gorgeous ambiance of this restaurant and bar. Absolutely romantic place for lovers.
  • Coco's Bistro

    A Dayton original, Coco's is an independent restaurant that can cater to every occasion. You can enjoy a bistro with a flare, as well as reasonably priced wine and spirits. The menu includes unique entrees such as caramelized onion ravioli and New Orleans-style shrimp.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse

    Make every meal a celebration with a mouth-watering, freshly prepared Italian meal. Spaghetti Warehouse is a Dayton favorite with a fun atmosphere to match. Warm yourself up this holiday season with homemade bread sticks and a delightful pasta dinner.
  • Thai 9

    This is considered Dayton's premium Thai and sushi restaurant. Located in the Oregon District, Thai 9 is a true gem of the city. With hand-selected sushi and the freshest of ingredients, this restaurant is sure to sweep you off your feet.
  • Dublin Pub

    Experience this wonderful pub in the city with some of the best Irish food and spirits. With the number one Irish Whiskey account in Ohio, the drinks are no short of perfection. Live entertainment plays almost every single night. The Dublin Pub is one hoppin' place!
  • Lucky's Taproom and Eatery

    Enjoy this full service bar, including twenty revolving beer taps - the largest selection of craft beers in the Oregon District. If you're looking for scrumptious food at a reasonable price, look no further. Lucky's has daily homemade specials and desserts, perfect for a date night.
  • Uno Pizzeria and Grill

    Hungry? Uno has lots of food to satisfy your craving with fabulous Chicago-style pizza, steak, pasta and burgers. Enjoy the extra touches that the restaurant has to offer, like the high ceilings and exposed brick to make the entire dining experience a memorable one.
  • Citilites Restaurant & Bar

    Located inside of the Schuster Center, Citilites is an American lunch or pre-theater eatery proudly serving unique food with local gourmet vendors. Enjoy palm trees and the beauty of Schuster upon entering this modern space. Perfect for a dinner and cocktail for two.
  • Roost Modern Italian

    Looking for an ultrachic and absolutely delicious place to eat with your loved one? Check out the Roost, where the atmosphere is intimate and the food is worth every penny. Think of this place as a seasonal Italian gem - consistently changing up their menu and keeping it fresh.
  • Olive, an Urban Dive

    Rated the number one restaurant in Dayton on TripAdvisor, Olive is a must-try. The outside of the restaurant is considered a Dayton historic landmark, the inside is completely modern. With picture-perfect food and the taste to match, this restaurant is a local Dayton staple.


  • The Greene Town Center

    The Greene Town Center has every kind of holiday shopping, from Nordstrom Rack and Von Maur to Sephora and the Apple Store. The mall itself is dripping in holiday décor, including the multi-story tree with thousands of lights. Take a horse carriage ride around the beautiful outdoor mall or walk around and listen to carolers in the square.

Local Deals

  • Celebrate the season and discover a romantic getaway at the Crowne Plaza Dayton. With free shuttles to and from various areas downtown, your holiday shopping and entertainment will be a piece of cake… or pop open a bottle of complimentary wine and get your relaxation on with the one you love. Your holiday time, your way. Let your love light up like a holiday tree! Whatever may be on your holiday list, the Crowne Plaza Dayton can help make it special.
    Holiday Specials at Dayton

    Package Includes

    • Overnight Stay and accommodations for two
    • Complimentary bottle of wine at check-in
    • Transportation to the Oregon District from 5:00pm - 1:00am (based on availability)
    • Next morning Breakfast Buffet for two
    This deal will be gone faster than flying reindeer, so book early! Available dates: November 28 until December 23, 2015.
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