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Light up the weekend with holiday events in the area

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Even though the weather is treacherous this Friday night, tomorrow is another day and the Dayton area has a weekend packed with wonderful holiday events. Here is a listing of the top events in Dayton:

Lebanon Antique Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade and Festival
Downtown Lebanon

This is the season's best holiday event in the area. Take a step back in time in a town that is proud of Christmas and everything that goes with it. Enjoy two parades at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. complete with horse drawn carriages and ending with the famous Christmas man, Santa. The shops will be open throughout the event and the streets will be lit with candlelit--- the snow is an added touch to bring everything together.

Free event.

Christmas in the Village
Downtown Waynesville

Fridays events were cancelled for tonight but tomorrow, all events are a go. Enjoy a day of carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, turn-of-the-century performances under a heated tent, and the never ending antique stores and many specialized restaurants.

Free event.

Scuba Santa
Newport Aquarium
One Aquarium Way
Newport, KY 40171

Looking for an unusual holiday event? Well, this is something that can't be seen everyday. Enjoy witnessing Santa swim underwater in sync with wonderful Christmas music and enormous sea turtles or other underwater creatures.

Admission: $10

Light Up Middletown
500 Tytus Ave.

Drive through this wonderland of lights in the warmth of your car. Enjoy the 40 foot tunnel of lights and the animated, lit characters throughout. Canceled and rescheduled because of the weather, return on December 12th for an event that adds more brilliant lights to the already cheery lights. Enjoy 12 hot air balloons that light up the sky.

Free event. Donations accepted.

Have a great and safe weekend.


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