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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES IN DOWNTOWN HISTORIC SPRINGBORO

The Christmas in Springboro Kid’s Tent is BACK this year! We have lots of fun planned and everything in the Kid’s Tent is FREE thanks to our generous festival sponsors! We’ve taken Covid precautions such as spreading things out, distancing, hand sanitizer, disinfecting often, encouraging face masks, and modifying some of our typical Kid’s Tent activities.
Crafts- This year we have a fun grab and go reindeer craft/ornament. Kids can make it in the tent or take it home and make it. Everything kids need to make the reindeer craft is in the bag.
Games- This year we have our popular “spin the wheel” game and a ring toss game…. with  prizes!!
Face painting- This year in the Kid’s Tent, for Covid reasons, we are providing self-serve water-application tattoos instead of traditional face painting. Choose from a variety of festive holiday designs for your face and hands.
Photos- Have your cell phones ready for lots of fun photo opportunities in the Kid’s Tent! We have a Rudolph-themed backdrop for fun poses. We have a special chair just for Santa so you can sit on Santa’s lap when he’s in the Kid’s Tent and tell him what you want for Christmas. Keep your eyes open for Santa’s elves and Rudolph walking around! They love to pose for pictures with your loved ones.
Outside the Kid’s Tent we’ll have our photo board with a NEW theme this year! Bring your smiles!
Wreath raffle- This year we have our annual wreath raffle again with a gigantic Rudolph-themed wreath. One raffle ticket per family please. Tickets are FREE along with everything else in the Kid’s Tent. The wreath raffle winner will be drawn after the festival ends Sunday. The winner will be notified and arrangements will be made for you to pick up the wreath.
Cookie Decorating- Bring your sweet tooth to the cookie decorating area and decorate a sugar cookie with festive sprinkles and icing.
Guessing Jar- Step right up, step right up to our festive guessing jar! Only one guess per person please. The person with the closet guess will win the entire jar full of festive holiday candy! The winner will be notified after the festival and arrangements will be made to pick up your amazing guessing jar.
Entertainment- Come into the Kid’s Tent for a break from the cold or rain, find a seat, and enjoy one of our fantastic shows!
LEGO area- When moms and dads need to sit for a minute, come relax in a chair to supervise your children while they play with the our giant LEGOS! We will be disinfecting them regularly. Let’s see what their imagination wants them to build!
See you at the Kid’s Tent! (Next to K&W & across from Heather’s Cafe)

Kid’s Tent Schedule: 

Friday Nov 19
6 pm – 7:30 pm Photos with Santa
7:30 pm Mike Hemmelgarn- (Comedy Juggler and Ventriloquist) 

Saturday Nov 20
1:30 p.m. SWC story time
2 p.m. – 3:30pm Photos with Santa
3:30 p.m. Frisch Marionettes
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Photos with Santa
5:30 p.m. Mike Hemmelgarn – (Comedy Juggler and Ventriloquist) 
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Photos with Santa

Sunday Nov 21
12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Photos with Santa
1:00 p.m. Erica Carlson “Rockin Pirate” Magic Show featuring Sedgewick the live hedgehog
2 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Photos with Santa

A special thank you to Southwest Church and Coffman YMCA for supporting the Kid’s Tent!

A&S Party Rental will have activities that can be found at various locations around the festival. They include anIce Rink, Zip Line, Teacup Ride, Rockwall, Train and a Bounce House. Tickets will be sold for $1 with rides taking 3-5 tickets per ride per person. Additionally, they will sell a daily wristband for $15/day.

Miracle Makers, a Wright State Student organization who gives back to Dayton Children’s Hospital, will be set up at 235 South Main Street offering a Christmas Card making activity for families.


Thank You to our Children’s Tent Supporters