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Fun Things To Do for Thanksgiving 2021 in the Dayton Area

2021 Thanksgiving Events, Festivals and Light Displays Dayton OH 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the holiday season has arrived in full force. Families in the Dayton area are ready to have some holiday fun and we are here to help at Matt Castrucci Nissan. Plan ahead for some holiday excitement with this quick list of our favorite 2021 Thanksgiving events, festivals and light displays in Dayton, OH. Hop in your 2021 Nissan Rogue and join in the Thanksgiving festivities this year! 

The Great Turkey Trek ‘21 

WHEN: Saturday, November 21 at Noon 

WHERE: Forest Field Park – 2100 E. Centerville Station Rd. Dayton, OH 45458 

Lace up your running shoes or your hiking boots and sign up for The Great Turkey Trek ‘21. A fun and family-friendly interactive hike, this Thanksgiving event is fun for all ages. Register for a one-mile walk or a 5K adventure hike and help search for lost turkeys at Forest Field Park and Bill Yeck Park. Complete your Turkey Trek adventure and win a Thanksgiving-themed prize. Participants are encouraged to bring new, unopened socks to donate to Shoes for the Shoeless. 

Dayton Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K 

WHEN: Sunday, November 28 at 7 a.m. 

Thanksgiving Cornucopia with Fresh Produce

WHERE: Dayton Riverfront 

Burn a few calories this Thanksgiving at the annual Dayton Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K. Sign up today for a fun and festive 5K race on the Dayton Riverfront or join in the Turkey Trot Half Marathon. Runners can choose to run their race virtually or in person at the Dayton Riverfront and are encouraged to wear their best Thanksgiving-themed race attire. Runners will receive Dayton Turkey Trot swag, a commemorative medal and Bill’s Donuts at the finish.  

Fall Bier Tasting 

WHEN: Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. 

WHERE: Dayton Liederkanz Turner – 1400 E. Fifth St. Dayton, OH 45402 

Do you love to enjoy a fall beer with your Thanksgiving dinner? Find a new favorite at the annual Fall Bier Tasting hosted by the Dayton German Club. Meet family and friends in a traditional German bier hall and sample 10 seasonal beers that we know you will love. German food, drinks for purchase and door prizes will add to the fun of this event. Remember to Drink Responsibly – Do Not Drink and Drive. 

Dayton Holiday Festival 

WHEN: Friday, November 26 at 4 p.m. 

WHERE: Dayton Courthouse Square and Main Street 

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season for many Dayton-area families and the Dayton Holiday Festival is the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends. This incredible event is highlighted by The Grande Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony on Courthouse Square with more than 50,000 holiday lights and the annual Dayton Children’s Parade that will include festive floats, music and more. Additional favorites of this event include horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and entertainment, live reindeer, a gingerbread house contest, a street fair, the Holiday Village and more. 

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Plan ahead for festive fun this holiday season with a quick guide to 2021 Thanksgiving events, festivals and light displays in Dayton, OH. Contact the Matt Castrucci Nissan team today to schedule a test drive in the brand-new 2022 Nissan Frontier pickup truck!