December 2021 Events & Activities
Looking for more ways to celebrate this month with family and friends? Check out this list of nearby holiday events and activities that can help you fill those shared times with magical moments:
BRUNCH WITH SANTA– December 12, 10am-12:30pm:
Reservations only—no walk-ins. Santa will be at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. The Brunch Menu features all the usual breakfast items, plus salads, desserts, an Omelet Station, a Waffle Station, and much more! Adults – $24.95; Children 6-12 – $14.95; Children 5 and under – FREE. Reservation window closes at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9th. For more information, visit https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7784793574033378425 or visit https://www.yankeetrace.org/dining/restaurant-events/ to reserve seating online.
DRIVE-THRU LIVE NATIVITY FAMILY EVENT – Sat & Sun, December 11-12:
Faith Community United Methodist Church is sponsoring an outdoor Live Nativity on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12 from 6-9 pm! Experience the sights and sounds of that first Christmas Under the Stars, including live animals, carolers, and actors. Plan now to share this special time with your family this Christmas season! And help us provide food for those in need by bringing a canned food item to donate to the Faith Food Pantry. Located at 8230 Cox Road, West Chester Township. Get details at: www.faithcommunityumc.org
PARKLIGHTS AT CAESAR FORD PARK – December 6 – 31:
Drive through the twinkling holiday lights at Caesar Ford Park for an enchanting experience. The winding path leads through a Winter Wonderland, North Pole Car Show, Winter Farm, Festive Festival and Santa at the North Pole. The show begins at 6:00 p.m. every weeknight (M-F) from now through Dec. 31st (with the exception of Thurs., Dec. 9th).
For more information, call 937-562-6440.
GREATER DAYTON AREA
THE NUTCRACKER BY THE DAYTON BALLET – December 10-12; 17-19:
Delight in the joyful sights and sounds of the Dayton Ballet company’s presentation of The Nutcracker, featuring an enormous cast dancing to live music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic.
Located at the Schuster Center, ticket prices start at $19; visit https://www.daytonlive.org/events/nutcracker/#showtimes for showtimes.
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE – December 20-24; 26:
Make this holiday season especially memorable by watching holiday storybook characters come to life in an elaborate wonderland, complete with circus artistry and Broadway-style music. This holiday family spectacular will be presented at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton; ticket prices start at $30. For more information about the scheduled performances, visit https://www.daytonlive.org/events/cirque-dreams-holidaze/ or call 937-228-3630.
RIVERSCAPE ICE SKATING – Open daily (hours vary):
Experience the outdoors and stay active during the winter months at the MetroParks IceRink, located within RiverScape MetroPark. If you’re looking for family fun, this rink has something for everyone: beginners’ lessons, open skating, broomball, and curling, along with hot chocolate and music! Admission is $6 daily, skate rental is $2, and ages 3 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Check their website at https://www.metroparks.org/ice-rink/ for daily opening and closing times.