Watch Dayton’s newest Christmas tradition live

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Carillon Tree of Light will shine even brighter this year after improvements.

2 NEWS and will be at the lighting ceremony live. 2 NEWS Today’s John Seibel and Brooke Moore will emcee the event Wednesday, November 30. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and the tree will be lit at 5:30. will stream the event live and 2 NEWS will have the lighting of the tree live on Five on 2.

Officials at Carillon Park are expecting as many as 10,000 people to attend so you will want to arrive early.

According to Carillon Historical Park the tree consists of over 20,000 light bulbs on nearly 100 separate strands that come to life each night at dusk and blaze through until dawn for the entire month of December. The Tree of Light was made possible with the support of Connie and John Taylor.

You can learn more about the Tree of Light on WDTN’s special section that can be found here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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