Dayton Holiday Festival
The Dayton Holiday Festival, presented by DP&L, is a family-friendly holiday fun in downtown Dayton. Started by Mrs. Virginia Kettering in 1972 so that all children could enjoy the holiday season regardless of their economic means, the festival continues today with free attractions for the community.
Each year, the festival kicks off Thanksgiving weekend with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children’s Parade. The fun continues throughout the month of December with activities like the Tike’s Shoppe, a family movie series at The Neon, pizza with Santa, and more!
The holidays light up during Dayton’s traditional tree lighting. Approximately 50,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square.
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Bill Nance and Melody Morris from FaithAndFriendsRadio.com did a live broadcast at the Old Courthouse from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by live announcing of the parade.
THE DAYTON CHILDREN’S PARADE SPECTACULAR IN LIGHTS
Along Second, Main, & Fourth sts., approx. 8 p.m.
Immediately following the tree lighting (approximately 8 p.m.), the Children’s Parade rounded the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! Decorative seasonal floats, horses, drill teams and bands, were viewed for miles.
Friday Night Jamboree!
Floyd is a key stop on The Crooked Road, Virginia’s heritage music trail – with their famous Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store.
The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, dance, good food and local crafts right in downtown Floyd.
Since the Floyd Country Store opened for business in 1910 it has been at the heart of the Floyd Community. These days it attracts locals and visitors alike to enjoy authentic Appalachian music and dancing every weekend, wonderful local food at the deli/food counter, and a variety of useful and quirky products, including casual country clothing, musical instruments, recorded music, books, toys and gifts.
The Friday Night Jamboree attracts visitors from all over the world to experience the joy of the the Appalachian traditions.
Berachah Valley LOVED LOVED LOVED playing this venue! This historic value is second to none! We look forward to returning in 2019!
Mayberry Days was a terrific event!! Berachah Valley had an outstanding time playing at Wally's Service Station in Mt. Airy, North Carolina! There is so much to do during the festival with all types of shows, a parade, Special Guests, contests, a barbecue cook-off, a silent auction, contests and games. Something for the entire family! Mayberry Days® is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple.
Wally's Service Station has a wondrous variety of unique old-fashioned gifts and souvenirs, old-fashioned candy, cold drinks, and more. We enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere at Wally’s.
We played music for a couple of hours surrounded by The Darlin's memorabilia.
Berachah Valley is thrilled and honored to be invited back for 2019! We can't wait!