Children’s Activities

Find great events and activities to create lasting Christmas memories for your children.


We have lots of fun planned and everything in the Kid’s Tent is FREE thanks to our generous Children’s Tent sponsors!

Crafts & Games We’ll have fantastic crafts and fun games for the children to enjoy!

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. 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 Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-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.
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 Children’s Tent! (Next to K&W & across from Heather’s Cafe)

2022 Children’s Tent Schedule: 

Friday, November 18 – Open 6-9 p.m.

6-7:00 Santa

7:30 p.m. — Mike Hemmelgarn

Saturday, November 19 – Open 1-7 p.m.

1-3:00 Santa

3:30 p.m. — Reuben Smith (Chalk Artist)

4:30-5:00 Santa

5:30 p.m. — Mike Hemmelgarn

Sunday, November 20 –  Open 12-3 p.m.

12:00-12:30 Santa

1 p.m. — Stevens Puppets (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)

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