Dayton Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

December 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dayton Municipal Building
Eastview St
Dayton, VA 22821

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!!