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Carillon Park prepares for Tree of Light as holidays approach

DAYTON — As the leaves continue to fall Carillon Park is preparing for winter to arrive as installation crews work to install the Tree of Light on the bell tower.

The Tree of Light at Carillon Park will be apart of the A Carillon Christmas, which starts Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 30.

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Reaching 25 times higher than the Wright Brothers’ historic first flight, the Tree of Light stands at 200 feet tall and features 20,000 lights that will dazzle the Dayton skyline.

‘In order to do that, our 150 foot tall Deeds Carillon has an extension placed on top of it,” said Alex Heckman, Dayton History Vice President of Museum Operations. “It becomes one of the best Christmas landmarks, or holiday landmarks in the whole area.”

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A Carillon Christmas is open daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., however is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Cost is $12 per adult, $10 for people ages 60 and older, and $8 per child ages 3 to 17. Children under age 3 are free. The event is free to Dayton History Members.

In addition to the Tree of Light, Carillon Park is decorated in 15 miles of Christmas lights with model train displays, Santa Claus and other special experiences available to guests.