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Annual Tree Lighting & Coat Drive — Drive-Thru Edition

December 2, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST

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In lieu of traditional ceremony & reception they are hosting festivities Drive-Thru style!

View the Tree & Lights: They will have the tree and building decorated in true festive fashion!

Make a Coat Donation: The Dayton Police are collecting new or gently used coats for the Salvation Army. A box will be located at the Activity Center during the Tree Lighting to collect donations.

Show off your Festive Family Spirit: Decorate your vehicle from headlights to rear bumper for a chance to win a A Fabulous Festive Family Fun pack!

Drop off a Letter to Santa: The Elves will be doing their FINAL pickup of Letters to Santa after the event! The Magical Mailbox will be available until the end of the event. Be sure that your name and return address is on the envelope so that Santa can send a letter back!

Pick-up a Holiday Cheer Craftivity Bag: They are giving away FREE Holiday Cheer Craftivity Bags for kids that are filled with coloring, crafts, science activities, and a few fun surprises to keep your littles occupied. Email [email protected] to reserve a Holiday Cheer Bag by December 2nd to be picked up no-contact style at the Tree Lighting.

Send a Winter Wellness Kit to a Senior: They are also distributing Winter Wellness Kits to be delivered to Seniors (55+) who may be homebound, isolated, or just need some extra joy this holiday season. These kits are filled with an Aging Mastery Program Starter Kit, healthy snacks, a pen pal invitation, introduction to area programs & resources, crafts & activities, and more!


Dayton Activity Center – MN Local Government


Dayton Activity Center
18461 Dayton St
Dayton, MN 55327
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