Tree of Light at Carillon Park illuminated

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A bright beacon is back in Dayton for the holidays. The bell tower at Carillon Park, now beams with thousands of lights.

Deeds Carillon will glow every night until the new year, decked out in 100 strands of lights.

“People can see it from I-75, so it’s just a great beacon here in Dayton,” said Oakwood resident, Chris Buck.

He and his family watched it go from, dull at dusk, to dazzling.

“I think it brings a lot of people from the suburbs to the downtown area which is a nice thing,” said Buck’s wife, Beth.

The historical park is expecting thousands of visitors next month, many attracted to what officials say is the state’s largest tree of light, standing at 200 feet.

“There’s no better time than in the holiday season here to come down and see it lit. Cause Carillon Park takes on a whole different kind of character at night when it’s lit,” said Carillon Park president, Brady Kress.

Kress says fifteen miles worth of lights decorate trees, historic buildings and a bridge at the park. The project took a lot of work that he says is worthwhile to make the holidays in the Miami Valley brighter.

For more information on holiday events at Carillon Historical Park, click 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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