December Holiday Happenings
November 30, 2022
Looking for some fun and festive events in Miami County? You’re in luck! There are plenty of great family-friendly events happening throughout our area this holiday season.
As we all know, the holiday season flies right by us, so don’t wait another minute to gather your crew and head out to these fun events.
From holiday home tours and Santa visits to holiday concerts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get out and celebrate the holidays with your friends and loved ones – Miami County style!
December Holiday Events in Miami County
K-Love Christmas Tour 2022
Thursday, December 1, 7 pm
Hobart Arena | 255 Adams Street, Troy, Ohio
Welcome in the Christmas season with some of the most beautiful voices! The Awakening Foundation is proud to announce the return of the K-LOVE Christmas Tour, featuring Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Brandon Heath, Tasha Layton, and Jon Reddick.
This spectacular event will be held at the Hobart Arena on December 1 at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the tour are on sale now. For details and tickets, please visit www.awakeningevents.com and/or www.hobartarena.com.
Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village
December 3, 12 – 5 pm
Downtown Tipp City | Tipp City, Ohio
Don’t miss out on a spectacular opportunity to tour some of the most beautifully decorated homes in Tipp City. The annual home tour has been a tradition since 1976.
Attendees can enjoy a walking tour along south 2nd street in Tipp City, decorated by homeowners and professional decorators in the Dayton area.
Plan enough time to check out Tipp City’s wonderful restaurants and shops downtown. For more information and tickets, visit the Downtown Tipp City website.
North Pole Express at the Bradford Railroad Museum
Saturday, December 3, 10:30 am – 2 pm
Bradford Railroad Museum | 200 N Miami Ave, Bradford, Ohio
Take the kids to experience a real-life Polar Express! Complete with their own golden ticket, each child will receive cookies, hot chocolate, a commemorative item, and a visit with Santa Claus during the event.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.bradfordrrmuseum.org. Please note that this is not an actual train ride, but an event the whole family will enjoy.
Holiday Open House at Troy Hayner
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 1 – 5 pm
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | 301 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio
You’re invited to the Troy Hayner Holiday Open House and Grand Opening of the Décor in Troy, Ohio. This event is free to the public.
Saturday will feature events for the children with cookies, a puppet show, and additional entertainment.
On Sunday, peruse the breathtaking decor during the Grand Opening of the Holiday Decor. More than 20 decorators will re-imagine the beautiful three-story Romanesque mansion as a holiday wonderland. Music and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit https://www.troyhayner.org/.
Christmas at Johnston Farm
Saturday, December 3, 5 – 8:30 pm
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency | 9845 North Hardin Rd., Piqua, Ohio
After a three-year hiatus, Christmas at the Johnston Farm is back! This year’s theme is A Johnston Christmas. Come experience a Christmas like the ones the Johnston Family would have celebrated many years ago.
Reservations are required for the tours, with each tour concluding in the Winter Kitchen with refreshments and holiday music.
Call (937) 773-2522, (800) 752-2619, or email email@example.com to place your reservation.
Christmas on the Green in Piqua
Friday, December 2, 6-9 pm
Downtown Piqua, Ohio
The perfect small-town holiday celebration! Christmas on the Green in Piqua is a “must-do” on your holiday calendar.
Join this family-oriented event for caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Stop in and visit downtown’s many stores to choose the perfect gift for someone special. A highlight of the event will be a live performance by the Piqua High School show choir, “The Company.”
This family-oriented holiday celebration is the perfect way to greet the Christmas season!
A full schedule of events can be downloaded from the Mainstreet Piqua website at www.mainstreetpiqua.com.
Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 – 3 pm
Downtown Piqua, Ohio
As a part of an entire weekend of Holiday Experiences in Piqua, the Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade is a family experience you won’t want to miss.
Families, young and old, line the streets to watch the floats and marching bands go by. You might also see our local fire departments, youth groups, churches, civic clubs, and more familiar faces as our community members team up to keep this hometown tradition alive.
When the parade is over, pay a visit to Santa in the lobby of the Fort Piqua Plaza.
Covington Hometown Christmas
Friday, December 2, 5 – 9 pm; Saturday, December 3, 11 am – 2 pm
Village of Covington, Ohio
Visit charming downtown Covington, Ohio for a Covington Hometown Christmas! Attendees are invited to enjoy holiday shopping and other holiday activities in the quaint village of Covington.
As a part of the community celebration, the Village of Covington, Ohio will hold its first Home Decorating Contest in which judges will recognize one resident for their creativity of outdoor Christmas decorations and light displays.
Other events include a live nativity walk, a historical home tour, and a kid’s coloring contest.
Christmas Memories: Remembering the Season through Advertisements and Photographs
Friday, December 6, 6:30 – 8 pm; Wednesday, December 14, 3-5 pm
Piqua Public Library | 116 High Street, Piqua, Ohio
Join the Piqua community in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. There will be two opportunities to see Steve Stanford reminisce about the amazing history of holiday ads.
Come see us on December 6th or December 14th for this unique event.
Holiday Historic Tour hosted by the Piqua-Caldwell Historic District
Saturday, December 10, 5 – 8 pm
Piqua-Caldwell Historic District | Piqua, Ohio
Tour Piqua’s historic district as its residents line their sidewalks with luminaries. The self-guided walking tour includes five remarkable historic homes in downtown Piqua. Experience the beautiful architecture and fascinating history… and see it all aglow!
Tickets for this year’s tour are $25 per person and are available online at piquacaldwellhistoricdistrict.org. They are also available at Readmore’s Hallmark on Main Street in downtown Piqua. Interested tourists are encouraged to get their tickets early as this is a popular holiday event.
Home Free Christmas Tour 2022
Saturday, December 10, 8 pm
Hobart Arena | 255 Adams Street, Troy, Ohio
Do you hear what I hear?! Come see the ever-talented Home Free Vocal Band Family Christmas Tour! Home Free will be taking the stage with Texas Hill and Abby Anderson to bring attendees treasured Christmas classics we all know and love.
Purchase tickets at www.hobartarena.com.
A Very Electric Christmas at the Arbogast PAC – Dec 18
Sunday, December 18, 3 pm
Arbogast Performing Arts Center | 500 S. Dorset Rd. Troy, Ohio
Audiences of all ages will enjoy this visual, musical extravaganza! This light show tells the story of a young bird as he and his family embark on a journey south for the winter. Children will be enamored with the twists and turns of all of his adventures! It’s a tale of family, friendship, and hope set to music from Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, and Tchaikovsky.
Lightwire Theater combines theater and technology to bring this festive holiday story to life through its internationally recognized signature brand of electroluminescent artistry.
For more information on these events and others, contact Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau today!