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LIVE MUSIC: Dianne Cobble Ensemble Holiday Concert in Troy | Dec. 10

Enjoy this free holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St.

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 10
Takes place from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Friday-Sunday through Dec. 23

Be transported into a winter wonderland featuring tens of thousands of lights. This 1.25-mile driving tour takes you through the woods, down charming farm lanes and past the historic Knoop Homestead aglow with lights. Open weekends, plus the week before Christmas, from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per car. LEARN MORE

Tipp City Park Holiday Tree Lighting | daily through Dec. 31

Visit City Park to see a variety of Christmas trees decorated for the season, then embark on Tipp City Lights Driving Tour (see below). It is free. LEARN MORE

 

Tipp Monroe Community Services Tipp City Lights Driving Tour | daily through Dec. 25

Stop by the TMCS office for a map or use their online version to tour dozens of elaborate Christmas light displays at private homes in Tipp City and Monroe Township. Vote for your favorite. LEARN MORE

LIVE MUSIC: Season’s Greetings: A Holiday Cabaret in Dayton | Dec. 10

Season’s Greetings brings together the amazing voices of Gina Handy and Philip Drennen, with Deron Bell and his merry melody makers, for festive cabaret experience! Relax with friends, laugh with family, grab a seasonal cocktail, and most importantly, “mail” your song requests to Santa. Tickets are $30. LEARN MORE

Child and Pet Photos with Santa in Piqua | Dec. 10

Come bring your kids and get a picture with Santa at Piqua Center, 987 E. Ash St., from 12-5 p.m. Pets welcome for pictures from 4-5 p.m. LEARN MORE

The Hip Hop Nutcracker in Dayton | Dec. 10
Directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. Takes place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Victoria Theatre. Tickets start at $35. LEARN MORE

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace in Dayton | Dec. 10

Christmas shopping in two temperature-controlled buildings, dining at the Claus Café and activities for children, including pictures with Santa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 and children 12 and under are free. LEARN MORE

The Nutcracker in Dayton | Dec. 10-17

Performed with live orchestra, the beloved holiday tradition returns to the Schuster Center. Travel with Clara as her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer sweeps her away to a dreamy Land of Sweets full of mischievous rats, brave soldiers, darling lambs, a Sugar Plum Fairy, life-size confections, and, of course, a dashing Cavalier. Takes place at the Schuster Center. Tickets start at $23.50. LEARN MORE

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LIVE MUSIC: LeAnn Rimes: Christmas Tour in Troy | Dec. 10

Multi-platinum-selling artist LeAnn Rimes brings her Christmas Tour to Arbogast Performing Arts Center, 500 S. Dorset Rd., starting at 7 p.m. TICKETS

Paint Party in West Milton | Dec. 10

"Time to Paint with Debbie" will instruct guests on painting a beautiful winter scene on canvas at 4 p.m. at Aces on 48, 2334 S. Miami St. The cost is $40. LEARN MORE

Yoga in Tipp City | Dec. 12

This free yoga class from Inhabit Yoga takes place every Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Tipp City Library, 11 E. Main St. Bring your yoga mat. First time attendees are asked to register HERE.

Grinch Skate in Piqua | Dec. 12

36 Skate Club, 4845 W. US Rt. 36, hosts Skating with the Grinch from 6-8 p.m. Admission applies and skate rental is $4. LEARN MORE

Hillbilly Bar Bingo in Covington | Dec. 12

Every Tuesday at EndZone Sports Lounge, 601 E. Broadway St. LEARN MORE

Open Mic Night in Vandalia | Dec. 12

Musician Open Mic Night takes place at Wing's, 7902 N. Dixie Dr., each Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m. with Ben Willis and Tony Peters. Sign up between 6-7 p.m. or send an email to wingsopenmic@gmail.com. LEARN MORE


West Liberty Village Christmas Lights Contest & Viewing | Dec. 13
Residents in West Liberty and the surrounding countryside decorate their homes and residents and visitors view them and vote for their favorite. LEARN MORE


Portal to Piqua’s Past “Cold Weather Events” | Dec. 13
Focusing on historical events in Piqua, join Jim Oda as he discusses “Cold Weather Events.” Takes place at 7 p.m. in the first floor Louis Room and is free.

 

Handel’s Messiah in Dayton | Dec. 13

With powerful and, at times, heartbreakingly beautiful music, Handel’s Messiah and its popular “Hallelujah Chorus” has become a beloved holiday tradition featuring orchestra, chorus, and soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass soloists. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Schuster Center Tickets start at $23.50. LEARN MORE
 

Half Off House Wines in Piqua | Dec. 13

Half off house wines, by the glass, or the bottle, plus some fine wines that are $5 off a bottle at Scottish Thistle, 110 W. High St. LEARN MORE


Date Night Series “Sweetheart Stroll” in Troy | Dec. 14
Register in advance ($5 per couple) to enjoy a Sweetheart Stroll at Lost Creek Reserve, east of Troy, home to the Holiday Lights display. Times are available at 6, 7 or 8 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.
 

Coffee & Conversation: a Senior Social in Troy | Dec. 14

Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for Coffee & Conversation: a Senior Social. Meet other adults, and discuss current events and community happenings. Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. Reserve a spot at www.tmcpl.org/libcal. The library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Beer and Hymns in Piqua | Dec. 14

Crooked Handle Brewing Co. and Westminster Presbyterian Church partner up from 7-9 p.m. to offer a night of pub style singing for the Christmas Season. This event is free and open to all. A donation will be collected to support Christmas for Others, an effort to support a local family in need. Located at 123 N. Main St. LEARN MORE

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 14

U Wanna Pizza Me food truck will be at Monument Park starting at 4 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in Huber Heights | Dec. 14

Live music from Scott Houchens every Thursday at the Brick Tap & Tavern, 7113 Taylorsville Rd., starting at 8:30 p.m. LEARN MORE


Cirque Dreams Holidaze in Dayton | Dec. 15-17
Imaginative and fun for children to seniors and everyone in between, Cirque Dreams Holidaze features a world-renowned cast of performers accompanied by an ensemble of aerial circus acts, sleight-of-hand jugglers, fun-loving skippers, breath-catching acrobatics, and much more. An original music score includes new twists on seasonal favorites such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Carol of the Bells.” Singers, dancers, penguins, toy soldiers, and reindeer invoke the dreams behind a child’s eye on the most magical of nights. Amidst a backdrop of new sets, scenery, and storylines, this family-friendly production is sure to put a twinkle in your eye. Takes place at Victoria Theatre. Tickets start at $42.50. LEARN MORE

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BMI’s Free Christmas Laser Light Show in Versailles | Dec. 15-23
See one of three shows of laser lights set to Christmas-inspired music at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Show last about an hour. Donations are appreciated. LEARN MORE
 

LIVE MUSIC: Brothers In Law in Fort Loramie | Dec. 15

Live music from Brothers In Law at The Loramie Brewing Co., 17 N. Main St., from 7-10 p.m. LEARN MORE

Johnston House Christmas Tour | Dec. 16

Due to popular demand, Johnston Farm is hosting two additional Johnston House Christmas Tours this year—one on Saturday, Dec. 9 and another on Saturday, Dec. 16. Tours are $5 each and begin on the hour from 1-6 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 5 p.m. A costumed interpreter will lead you through John and Rachel Johnston's fully decorated 1815 Federal-style brick home where you will learn about the family and their holiday traditions. At the end of the tour, a sales table will be available with Johnston Farm Christmas cards, handmade beeswax candles, books, and more. Purchase tickets HERE or it is $5 at the door, cash or credit, but cash preferred.  

Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Troy | Dec. 16

This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Riverside Cemetery in Troy with a ceremony beginning at noon. Join the more than two million volunteers and supporters who will gather to Remember, Honor and Teach at more than 4,000 participating locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.

Kailee Rue Designs Art Class in Tipp City | Dec. 16

Kailee Rue Designs will host a "Christmas Craft Making Class" at the Tipp Center, 855 N. Third St., from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 and reservations can be made by calling (937) 524-3965. 

 

Adult Tabletop Gaming in Piqua | Dec. 16
Do you love all things Supernatural and Buffy? Join the Piqua Library for a new type of role playing system known as Monster of the Week, and come become a monster hunter! Registration is required. Sign up and learn more HERE.


C&E Gun Show in Dayton | Dec. 16-17
Takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Admission is charged. LEARN MORE

Santa Arrives at 36 Skate in Piqua | Dec. 16

36 Skate Club, 4845 W. US Rt. 36, hosts Skating with Santa from 2-5 p.m. Admission applies and skate rental is $4. LEARN MORE

 

Operation Veteran Caregiver Support Event in Tipp City | Dec. 16

All era veterans and their families are invited to the Santa’s Sweet Shop event at the Tipp Center, 855 N. Third St., from 1-4 p.m. Includes refreshments and Santa.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in West Milton | Dec. 16

Scott Houchens will perform at Old Mason Winery, 4199 Iddings Rd. from 6-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

LIVE MUSIC: Until Rust in Piqua | Dec. 16

Live music from Until Rust at Crooked Handle Brewing Co., 123 N. Main St., from 6-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

LIVE MUSIC: Ithika in Vandalia | Dec. 16

Live music from Ithika at Wing's, 7902 N. Dixie Dr., starting at 9:30 p.m. LEARN MORE

Village Christmas Property Decorating Contest in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 17
Village and township residents can pick up a voting ballot in the library parking lot and then vote for the most creative, best light decorations and overall appearance at local homes and properties. Judging takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. and winners are announced in town at 8 p.m. with refreshments.

 

Dog Social in Troy| Dec. 17
The Miami County Park District hosts “Santa Claus Dogs” from 1-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 St. Rt. 41, east of Troy. Bring your four-legged friend. It is free.

 

Adult Skate in Piqua | Dec. 17

36 Skate Club, 4845 W. US Rt. 36, hosts adult skate from 6-9 p.m. Admission applies and skate rental is $4. LEARN MORE

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Christian Music Skate Night in Piqua | Dec. 18

36 Skate Club, 4845 W. US Rt. 36, hosts skating with Christian music playing from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $4 and skate rental is $4. LEARN MORE

 

English Conversation Club in Troy | Dec. 18

Join the Troy library for English Conversation Club at 7 p.m. If you are an ESL adult that wants to practice your English or a native speaker who enjoys interacting with international people, come to the English Conversation Club. For adults. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

 

Yoga in Tipp City | Dec. 19

This free yoga class from Inhabit Yoga takes place every Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Tipp City Library, 11 E. Main St. Bring your yoga mat. First time attendees are asked to register HERE.

 

Trailing Moms & Tots at Charleston Falls in Tipp City | Dec. 19
Bring your child 0-5 for a hike and nature exploring from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All caregivers are welcome, as are young siblings.

Elf the Movie Trivia in Troy | Dec. 19

Join Long Shots at 7 p.m. for three rounds of trivia about the classic Christmas movie Elf. Prizes to the top teams. Located at 2315 S. Co. Rd. 25A. LEARN MORE

Hillbilly Bar Bingo in Covington | Dec. 19

Every Tuesday at EndZone Sports Lounge, 601 E. Broadway St., from 6:30-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

Open Mic Night in Vandalia | Dec. 19

Musician Open Mic Night takes place at Wing's, 7902 N. Dixie Dr., each Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m. with Ben Willis and Tony Peters. Sign up between 6-7 p.m. or send an email to wingsopenmic@gmail.com. LEARN MORE

Trivia Night in Fort Loramie | Dec. 20

Get a team together, answer questions, and win great prizes at The Loramie Brewing Co., 17 N. Main St., from 7-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

Half Off House Wines in Piqua | Dec. 20

Half off house wines, by the glass, or the bottle, plus some fine wines that are $5 off a bottle at Scottish Thistle, 110 W. High St. LEARN MORE

“Birds, Butterflies, Beagles & More!” in Troy | Dec. 21

Join Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd., at 7 p.m. for a Winter Solstice Event “Birds, Butterflies, Beagles & More!” by David & Susan Kalkbrenner. Doors open at 7 p.m. for guests to indulge in holiday treats and hot chocolate or flavored coffee while enjoying the minimal realism art of Charley Harper. Then at 7:15 p.m., listen to a presentation by David and Susan Kalkbrenner. Susan is Brukner Nature Center’s off-site grant writer but in her spare time, she and her husband are working with family and friends to transform their Butler County farm from strictly agricultural use to wildlife-friendly habitat. Admission is free. LEARN MORE

Winter Solstice (Luminary Lit) Hike in Beavercreek | Dec. 21

Follow the soft glow of luminaries and enjoy the calmness of the woods in winter on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available for those participating in the hike. This is a self-guided hike that can be taken between 7-9 p.m. at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Rd. LEARN MORE

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 21
Takes place from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

Adult Paint Night at the Piqua Library | Dec. 21
Join the Piqua Library for a paint night on every third Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m.  Registration is required HERE.

Winter Solstice at Fort Ancient in Oregonia | Dec. 21
As the leaves have fallen leaving the trees bare at the end of autumn, guests will be able to clearly view the 2,000 year old earthen walls as the sun rises on the shortest day of the year. Experience the solstice as ancient people may have done several thousand years ago. This event is free to the public and takes place from 7:15-10:30 a.m. at 6123 St. Rt. 350. LEARN MORE
 

Stretch and Dance Hour in Piqua | Dec. 21

Join this free class from 10:30-11:30 p.m. at the Piqua Center, 987 E. Ash St. on the third Thursday of the month this fall. Patrice Link will teach stretching exercises and group line dancing. Appropriate for all ages, everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call Kathy at Piqua Manor at (937) 418-7624. 

 

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 21

U Wanna Pizza Me food truck will be at Monument Park starting at 4 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in Huber Heights | Dec. 21

Live music from Scott Houchens every Thursday at the Brick Tap & Tavern, 7113 Taylorsville Rd., starting at 8:30 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

Singo at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Dec. 21

Singo, musical Bingo, takes place from 7-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., with chances to win Moeller merch. LEARN MORE

 

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 22
Takes place from 1-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.


Sip & Stroll at Charleston Falls in Tipp City | Dec. 23
Enjoy a night hike while sipping on hot chocolate from 5-6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday Morning Yoga at the Troy Library | Dec. 23

Come to the Troy Library for Saturday Morning Yoga at 11 a.m. The owner of Coral Bloom Wellness presents this drop-in yoga class that is ideal for beginners. Hatha yoga offers you a way to experience calming the mind and opening the heart. The class will be covering meditation, breath control, and balancing poses. This class is great for all levels. Bring your yoga mat. For adults. No registration is required. The library is located at 419 W. Main St. For more information, call the library at (937) 339-0502.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Rick Sylvester in West Milton | Dec. 23

Rick Sylvester will perform at Old Mason Winery, 4199 Iddings Rd. from 6-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 23
Takes place from 1-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

LIVE MUSIC: Cross River Junction in Huber Heights | Dec. 23

Live music from Cross River Junction at the Brick Tap & Tavern, 7113 Taylorsville Rd., starting at 8:30 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

LIVE MUSIC: Flashback Band in Greenville | Dec. 23

Live music from Flashback Band at Sloopy’s, 1240 Russ Rd., from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. LEARN MORE

 

Yoga in Tipp City | Dec. 26

This free yoga class from Inhabit Yoga takes place every Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Tipp City Library, 11 E. Main St. Bring your yoga mat. First time attendees are asked to register HERE

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 26
Takes place from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

Hillbilly Bar Bingo in Covington | Dec. 26

Every Tuesday at EndZone Sports Lounge, 601 E. Broadway St., from 6:30-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

Open Mic Night in Vandalia | Dec. 26

Musician Open Mic Night takes place at Wing's, 7902 N. Dixie Dr., each Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m. with Ben Willis and Tony Peters. Sign up between 6-7 p.m. or send an email to wingsopenmic@gmail.com. LEARN MORE

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 27

Takes place from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

Half Off House Wines in Piqua | Dec. 27

Half off house wines, by the glass, or the bottle, plus some fine wines that are $5 off a bottle at Scottish Thistle, 110 W. High St. LEARN MORE

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LIVE MUSIC: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve in Fairborn | Dec. 28

The multi-platinum rock group presents "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More" at the Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. TICKETS

 

Food Truck Thursday in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 28

U Wanna Pizza Me food truck will be at Monument Park starting at 4 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

LIVE MUSIC: Scott Houchens in Huber Heights | Dec. 28

Live music from Scott Houchens every Thursday at the Brick Tap & Tavern, 7113 Taylorsville Rd., starting at 8:30 p.m. LEARN MORE

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 28

Takes place from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 29
Takes place from 1-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

LIVE MUSIC: Amanda Livingston in West Milton | Dec. 30

Amanda Livingston will perform at Old Mason Winery, 4199 Iddings Rd. from 6-9 p.m. LEARN MORE

New Year's White Out Party in Piqua | Dec. 30

Liquid Lounge presents its first annual New Year's white out party from 7 p.m. to midnight. Come out for drink specials and a good time with food vendors on site. Located at 125 W. Ash St. LEARN MORE

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 30
Takes place from 1-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

1920's Masquerade Ball New Year's Eve Party in Piqua | Dec. 31

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style at the Piqua Center's roaring 20's Masquerade Ball starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy a hors d' oeuvres, comedy ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn, a dinner buffet, live music from Nothing But Treble and a champagne toast at midnight. Prize to the best dressed. Tickets are $60 which includes dinner and entertainment with option to add on a nights stay at Comfort Inn. Proceeds to benefit Operation Veteran and Caregiver Support. TICKETS

New Years Eve Skate in Piqua | Dec. 31

36 Skate Club, 4845 W. US Rt. 36, hosts a New Year’s Eve skate from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission applies and skate rental is $4. LEARN MORE

LIVE MUSIC: Authorized Personnel in Troy | Dec. 31

Live music from Authorized Personnel at the VFW, 2220 Lefevre Rd., from 8 p.m. to 1 am. Open to the public. LEARN MORE

New Year's Eve Gala in Yellow Springs | Dec. 31

Join Mills Park Hotel,  321 Xenia Ave., for the 2024 New Year’s Eve Gala starting at 6 p.m. The evening includes a cocktail hour & appetizers, dinner buffet, specialty welcome drink, complimentary keepsake, champagne toast at midnight, late night snacks and a live DJ all night. Tickets are $150. Drinks and dancing tickets are available for $45. TICKETS

LIVE MUSIC: Saint Hellion in Vandalia | Dec. 31

Live music from Saint Hellion at Wing's, 7902 N. Dixie Dr., starting at 9:15 p.m. LEARN MORE

 

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena in Troy | Dec. 31
Takes place from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $7 ($4 for seniors) and skate rental is $3.

LIVE MUSIC: Will Inman in Fort Loramie | Dec. 31

Live music from Will Inman at The Loramie Brewing Co., 17 N. Main St., from 7-10 p.m. LEARN MORE

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