LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE
SHOP LOCAL – CELEBRATE THE SEASON
HELP OTHERS – EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY
BUSINESS OPEN HOUSES – PARTY, PARADE, TREE LIGHTING, GIVING TREE & MORE!
Day One – Customer Appreciation at The Dayton Market
Saturday, November 10th, 9 am-6 pm
Kick-off the holiday season at The Dayton Market to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day! Enjoy samples, prize drawings, and promotions throughout the market. This is also the start of holiday hours at the market: Tuesday – Saturday, 9am-6pm.
Day Two – Open House-The Rustic Oracle & The Cottage
Friday, November 23rd, 5-8 pm
Start your Black Friday shopping here! Celebrate a Vintage Christmas at the vintage shops in Dayton. Come visit us for home made sweets, specials throughout the stores, one of a kind finds, and Christmas cheer! You are bound to find the perfect gift for that special someone given the wide array of treasures in these stores.
and on … Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24th, All day
Join the nationwide movement to support small and local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and everyday!
Day Three – Giving Tree at Braithwaite Studios
Starting Monday, November 26th
The Dayton Neighborhood Watch is happy to host this years’ Giving Tree to help Dayton Families with Christmas gifts. The children are our neighbors, and our children’s friends at school. These families need some help with necessities for their children so that they have Coats, Boots, pants and shirts, and other necessary items, to begin the new year. All gifts are going to the schools in Dayton. Ottobine, John Wayland, and Wilbur S. Pence.
We have many more children this year than ever before, and need the help of our “village” to pick up a gift tag or two so that the children will have new clothes for school. Please come in and find a tag that has something that you could purchase to help us succeed in providing for our community.
Stop in the Braithwaite Studios at 415 Mason St in Dayton or at the Cracked Pillar Restaurant in Bridgewater to get a tag and to help a needy child.
Thanks, ahead of time for helping.
Day Four – Open House-Nanny’s Nook
Saturday, December 1st, 10 am-5 pm
Cookies Cider Conversation—Can’t Wait! Specials throughout the store. There will be a drawing for a free Poinsettia and other door prizes.
Day Five – An Old Fashioned Holiday at Silver Lake Mill
Thursday, December 6th, 4-7 pm
Come visit with old friends and meet new ones at an old-fashioned holiday being celebrated at Silver Lake Mill! There will be children’s activities, holiday decorating ideas, and comfort food including hot cocoa. Check out holiday gift ideas with local items while enjoying holiday music. This can’t-miss get-together will start your season off right!
Day Six – Open House- The Heritage Museum
Saturday, December 8th, 10 am-2 pm
Start a new tradition! Enjoy a festive family outing away from the hustle and bustle with free admission to the galleries, special promotions in the book & gift shop, and refreshments. A Museum membership is a unique gift that gives all year!
and… Town Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting also on Saturday, December 8th, 4:30 pm
Grab your neighbor and head down to Main Street and College Street to watch the Christmas Parade at 4:30, followed by the Dayton Christmas Tree Lighting, singing of Silent Night, and hot chocolate at College Street Pavilion.
Day Seven – 2018 Town Ornament Sales Begin
Wednesday, December 5th
The 5th annual Dayton Town Ornament goes on sale! A different building or scene from Dayton is featured on the ornament each year. The 2018 Town Ornament features Dayton Bank. This collectible ornament is the perfect gift for the person who has everything! Ornaments may be purchased at the featured businesses on this flyer or at the Town Office, while supplies last. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited quantities, only at the Town Office.
Day Eight – Town of Dayton Christmas Party @ Dayton United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30 pm
We’ll see you at The Dayton United Methodist Church for the Town Christmas Party! Join us for an evening of Christmas spirit, photo booth fun, refreshments, music, raffles, and children’s activities. Everyone’s favorite bearded man in a big red suit will, of course, also be making an appearance.
Day Nine – Open House-Mane Street Salon & Spa
Friday, December 14th, 10 am-3 pm
Tour the newly renovated bed and breakfast while enjoying refreshments. Relax with a free paraffin hand wax .
and on … Letters to Santa- Mailbox on Main Street
Wednesday, December 19th-Monday, December 24th
Santa’s workshop has leased the Town a mailbox where letters to Santa can be mailed directly to the North Pole.
The mailbox can be found all season long on Main Street in the garden area beside Mane Street Salon (201 Main
Street). Don’t forget to mail your letter early so it gets to the North Pole by Christmas! Postage is not required.
Day Ten – Open House-Dressed Up Threads & Hopeful Things Boutique
Saturday, December 15th, 10 am-3:00 pm
Come see the new location at 213 Main Street!! There will be in-store sales and light refreshments to enjoy.
Saturday, December 15th
Enjoy 25% off!! (no other offers apply)
Day Eleven – Holiday Home Decorating Contest
Friday, December 21st, 7-10 pm
Hang up the lights, bring out the wreaths, and set up the reindeer! Decorate the exterior of your
house and yard for a chance to claim bragging rights as the best decorated house in the Town.
Judging will be based on originality/creativity, attractiveness, and design/theme.
Day Twelve – Open House-Triangle Emporium
Saturday, December 22nd, 10 am—4 pm
20% off selected antiques and books. Homemade refreshments will be served all day to enjoy.
Saturday, December 8th
Parade Begins at 4:30 PM
Line-up will take place at the Municipal Building located at 125 Eastview Street, beginning at 3:00 pm. Staging for large entries (fire trucks, large vehicles etc.) will be on South Main St. (between Mason & Thompson). The parade will proceed on Eastview Street, then right onto Thompson Street, then left onto Main Street and then left onto College Street with the parade ending at the College Street Pavilion.
Parade participants may either enter the park for the Tree Lighting or continue on to Bowman Rd. to exit the parade. Due to limited parking at the Pavilion, participants with floats or vehicles are encouraged to drop off their people at the park and continue on to alternate parking locations: The Heritage Museum, Wilbur Pence Middle School, Cooks Creek Park lot or along High St.
Parking will not be permitted on the following streets during the parade: Main St. (from Mason to Mill), College St. (entire St.) & Thompson St. (from Mail to Walnut), so please remove all vehicles from the street no later than 3:00 PM Alternate parking is available in the BB&T parking lot on the East side of Dingledine Lane. (Dingledine Lane will re-main open with two-way traffic flow while the streets are closed), or you may park along streets that are not closed.
The following streets will be closed on parade day from 4:15 PM — approx. 6:00 PM
- Main St. (Mason St. to Mill St.)
- Huffman Dr. (Main St. to John Wayland Hwy.)
- College St. (Main St. to Bowman Rd.)
- Mill St. (Main St. to College St.)
- Thompson St. (Summit St. to Main St.)
- Sections of side streets intersecting with the above streets
Christmas Tree Lighting
The Dayton Christmas Tree Lighting will be held immediately following the parade at College Street Pavilion. We hope you will join us!!
We will be having a Greenway Subcommittee meeting on Friday, January 18, 2019 at noon on the third floor of the Silver Lake Mill. We will be looking at a map of the town and plotting the Greenway path. This way we’re all looking at the same document as we move forward with the Greenway in consonance with future work on sewer, water, side walks and powerlines. We will also be discussing a vision for the fruit stand and how best to use it as an educational resource for the Greenway.
Three or more members of the Economic Development Authority of the Town of Dayton, Virginia (the “EDA”) may be present at the Town of Dayton Council Chambers, 125 B Eastview Street, Dayton Virginia at 7:00 pm on January 14, 2019 to be sworn in to office; no other public business will be transacted by the EDA.
Please take notice on Monday, January 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 125 Eastview Street, Dayton, VA, the Dayton Town Council and Dayton Planning Commission will conduct a joint public hearing concerning a proposed land subdivision and rezoning for tax map number 107(A)L130A more commonly known as 2323 Silver Lake Road, Dayton, VA.
All interested parties are welcome to attend. Any request for additional information regarding the land subdivision and rezoning request can be referred to the Dayton Town office located in the Municipal Building Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please take notice that on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 125 B Eastview Street, Dayton, Virginia, the Dayton Town Council will conduct a public hearing concerning the proposed vacation or deed by quitclaim of all of the Town of Dayton’s public right of ways and other property interests in land located at or near 290 Mill Street, Dayton, Virginia, Tax Map No. 107D2(A)10, some of which property is known as the Dayton Learning Center. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Any request for additional information can be referred to the Dayton Town office located at 125 B Eastview Street, Dayton, Virginia.