The 12 Days of Dayton – Nov 11 to Dec 21 2017

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 am – December 21, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Town of Dayton





Day One

Customer Appreciation at The Dayton Market – Saturday, November 11th, 9am-6pm
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 24th, 5-8pm 
Celebrate a Vintage Christmas on Black Friday 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.

Day Three

Small Business Saturday – Saturday, November 25th, All day
Join the nationwide movement to support small and local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and everyday! Bring your receipt from any Dayton business dated 11/25 to the Dayton Town Office for a free Dayton Shop Local tote!

Day Four

Giving Tree Kick-off at Braithwaite Studios – Monday, November 27th
Stop by Braithwaite Studios & Coffee Shop on Mason Street today, or any day during the holiday season, to pick up your Giving Tree tag to support local Dayton families in need. While you’re at the studio, browse the glass art selection and enjoy a hot drink, soup, or sandwich!

Day Five

Town Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – Saturday, December 2nd, 4:30pm
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.

Open House- Nanny’s Nook – Saturday, December 2nd, 10am-5pm

Get in the spirit at Nanny’s Nook’s Open House. Enjoy hot cider and homemade goodies as you browse their collection of time-tested products of yesteryear. Enter to win a drawing for a free Poinsettia.

Day Six

2017 Town Ornament Sales Begin – Tuesday, December 5th
The 4th annual Dayton Town Ornament goes on sale at 8am at the Dayton Town Office. A different building or scene from Dayton is featured on the ornament each year. The 2017 Town Ornament features Silver Lake
Mill. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited quantities. This collectible ornament is the perfect gift for the person who has everything!

Day Seven

Town of Dayton Christmas Party – DLC – Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30pm
We’ll see you at The Dayton Learning Center for the Town Christmas Party! **Please note the location change from previous years. 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 Eight

An Old Fashioned Holiday at Silver Lake Mill – Thursday, December 7th, 4-7pm
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 sets with local items while enjoying holiday music. This can’t-miss get-together will start your season off right!

Day Nine

Open House- The Heritage Museum – Saturday, December 9th, 3-5pm
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!

Open House- Triangle Emporium, Dressed Up Threads & Hopeful Things Boutique Saturday, December 9th, 9am-2:30pm

Don’t get run over by a reindeer while crossing Main Street between these unique shops! At Dressed Up Threads you’ll find 20% off select fabrics, and Hopeful Things Boutique will give a free air-plant with every purchase.

Day Ten

Mane Street Salon & Spa – Saturday, December 16th, 10am-3pm
Beat the frost by stopping in to check out the newly renovated spa with specials on products around the store. Relax with a free paraffin hand wax and 5-minute seated massage. Also enter to win drawings for prizes.

Day Eleven

Letters to Santa- Mailbox on Main Street – Tuesday, December 19th
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 Twelve

Holiday Home Decorating Contest – Thursday, December 21st, 7-10pm
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.