Dayton, Washington, "the town that still believes."

Nov 02, 2012, 18:41 ET from Dayton, Washington

DAYTON, Wash., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas comes early November 23rd & 24th in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Dayton, WA ( a charming town in the SE corner of Washington rich in history and the Holiday spirit. 


Imagine mule drawn carriages meandering through a merry and historic town while carolers sing in front of storefronts and shops, businesses serving holiday cookies and cheer. Children's eyes twinkle as they line up to visit Santa, adults busy shopping the town's retail stores and bustling Christmas Market in the State's oldest train depot.

The resident camel parades up Main Street before settling in at a live Nativity scene. Diners eating in restaurants turn towards the darkened street to see a beautiful glow, lit only by participants of the lighted parade. Onlookers gather round to watch fireworks rain over the State's oldest working courthouse. This is how Dayton, Washington kicks off the Christmas season every year on the day after Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy mule drawn hayrides, free historic tours of an 1880 Victorian home, art shows, live Nativity scene, pictures with Santa, lighted parade, fireworks display, lighted home tours, make & take crafts for kids, live music, free treats and refreshments at many downtown businesses.

Visit Dayton on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th.  Avoid big box, corporate Black Friday chaos by visiting the opposite end of the spectrum and "Shop Local". These events are just some of the activities this historic yet active small town boasts the day after Thanksgiving.

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SOURCE Dayton, Washington