2015 Dayton Ohio Holiday Event Guide

The holidays are a special time of year here in Dayton. A festive mood descends on the city like fresh snow. Cheerful sounds of carolers and the happy laughter of children awaiting the arrival of St. Nick help turn Dayton into a holiday wonderland.

It’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday planning. So your friends here at your neighborhood Dayton Honda dealership, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, offer the following handy Dayton 2015 Holiday Event Guide.

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St. Peter Catholic Church Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 14-15

St. Peter Catholic Church in Huber Heights once again hosts their annual Christmas Bazaar. Take advantage of the savings and purchase some unique gifts, holiday decorations, and more.

 

 

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The Specialty Shops Of West Milton Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 19 – 21

The community of West Milton welcomes you to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Visit our 8 shops, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and register to win a grand prize. The town will be decorated for this festive season. If avoiding large shopping malls is for you, then take a ride up to West Milton in your new Honda from Honda of Beavercreek for some old-fashioned shopping fun.

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Fairmont Athletic Boosters Craft Show, Saturday, Nov. 21 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At The James S. Trent Arena In Kettering

This popular shopping event gives you the opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping. More than 200 booths will feature an array of unique items for sale. Purchase that perfect handcrafted gift and help support the Firebirds of Fairmont High School.

 

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Trebein Holiday Bazaar At Trebein Elementary School in Xenia, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local vendors, crafters, and a kids’ holiday shop make a visit to nearby Xenia for your Christmas shopping a must. You’ll enjoy getting your picture taken with Santa, door prizes, and much more.

 

 

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35th Annual National Holiday Gift Show At The Hara Arena, Nov. 27-29

More than 370 vendors make this Dayton holiday traditon one of the largest gift shows in Ohio. Find that perfect holiday gift, purchase some new holiday décor, and get into the spirit of giving. There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than at this popular Thanksgiving Weekend shopping extravaganza.

 

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Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting & Children’s Parade, Third & Main Streets, Friday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.

 

More than 40 years ago, Virginia Kettering started a free holiday tradition so that less-fortunate children could enjoy a wonderland of holiday excitement. Once again, Dayton welcomes the holidays with this amazing and festive event for the entire family. Experience a delightful and heartwarming Children’s Parade. Participate in the official Tree Lighting ceremony; enjoy a family movie series at The Neon, and a whole lot more. These happy holiday events continue throughout the month of December.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert At The Schuster, Wednesday, Dec. 2

 

 

 

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Chip Davis once again brings the remarkable sounds of Mannheim Steamroller to The Schuster. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas favorites as only this unique orchestra can perform them. You’ll be dazzled by an eye-popping multimedia performance that makes the holiday season come alive.

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A Celtic Tenors Christmas At The Schuster Center, Dec. 4th & 5th

 

 

 

These three remarkable singers take the stage at The Schuster performing a variety of Irish folk music and Christmas classics. These critically acclaimed artists offer a wonderful evening of musical entertainment as their rich voices reverberate through this festive holiday season. Don’t miss this exceptional musical event.

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Waynesville Christmas In The Village, Dec. 4-6

 

 

 

 

The quaint community of Waynesville hosts a relaxing and fun-filled shopping experience complete with live entertainment, carriage rides, costumed characters and that Jolly Old Elf himself. Wander among the shops, enjoy delicious dining, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city during this enchanting holiday weekend.

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A Christmas Carol At The Victoria Theatre, Dec. 5 & 6

 

 

 

 

Charles Dickens’ beloved tale about a misguided and miserly businessman, a faithful and loving father trying to provide for his family, and the true meaning of the Spirit of Christmas unfolds on the Victoria Theatre stage. Presented by The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, this excellent production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for the entire family to enjoy.

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Dayton Ballet Performs The Nutcracker, Dec. 11 – 18 At The Schuster Center

 

 

 

Another beloved holiday tradition unfolds at The Schuster Center as the Dayton Ballet once again presents the enchanting story of little Clara, a nutcracker, and dreams of sugar plum fairies. The Dayton Ballet brings this holiday classic alive, along with Tchaikovsky’s memorable score, for an evening of holiday entertainment that simply shouldn’t be missed.

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Miamisburg Community Holiday Event & Parade, Saturday, Dec. 12

The residents of Miamisburg get into the holiday spirit with this festive parade and a variety of events for the entire family. The Baum Opera House opens its doors for games, crafts, entertainment, and more. The kids will love visiting the Elves’ Workshop and taking their pictures with Santa. Plus, do your Christmas shopping at Miamisburg’s many fine shops.

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South Dayton Dance Theatre Annual Production Of The Nutcracker, Dec. 12 -13 At The Dayton Convention Center

 

 

Guest artists, members of Wright State’s dance troupe, and students from the South Dayton School of Dance join the South Dayton Dance Theatre for this heartwarming annual production of The Nutcracker that is sure to delight young and old.

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National Museum Of The U.S. Air Force Free Holiday Concert At Wright-Patterson AFB Saturday, Dec. 12

Celebrate the sounds of the season as the superb U.S. Air Force Band of Flight takes you on a holiday musical journey that will have your spirit soaring.

 

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Jim Brickman’s 19th Annual 2015 “Comfort & Joy” Tour Dec. 16 At The Victoria Theatre

GRAMMY® and Billboard® awarded artist Jim Brickman presents his unique contemporary song stylings that strike a chord of togetherness and Christmas cheer. As part of his annual coast to coast tour, Brickman will be performing many of his hits, along with new musical selections. He’ll be joined on stage by special musical guests.

Celebrate A Season Of Savings At Germain Honda Of Beavercreek

No matter where you go this holiday season, you’ll get there in style in a new Honda. We’re kicking off the holiday season at your local Dayton Honda dealership in Beavercreek with festive savings on our entire lineup of award-winning 2015 Hondas. Unwrap the deals with special offers that will put help put a new Honda in your driveway, just in time for the holidays. Save even more on our large inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Hondas.

If you’re shopping for a new or used car in Dayton this holiday season, then don’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate savings at Germain Honda of Beavercreek. Stop by our Honda showroom today at 2300 Heller Drive, Beavercreek, OH, or give us a call at (937) 426-9564.

Happy Holidays!

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http://www.daytonlocal.com/christmas.asp

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Photo credit: Copyright © 2014 The Dayton Ballet

2015 Fall & Winter Car Care Guide

Fall is in full swing here in Dayton. With the colder winter months soon to be on our doorstep, now is the time to prep your Honda (or another make or model vehicle) for the change of seasons. Our certified service technicians here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek, your hometown Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, gathered together some simple car care tips that you can easily do yourself. Of course, our Service Department is always ready and willing to lend a hand, providing you with expert advice and assistance. We can also do the work for you.

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Practice The Four “Bs” Of Winter Car Care:

Blades – If your wiper blades are streaking, skipping, or have worn/split rubber, replace them with genuine Honda wiper blades. New wiper blades will make sure they are up to the task of keeping your windshield clean during wet and snowy weather. Our Parts Department stocks an assortment of wiper blades especially made for your Honda. Or you can purchase and install wiper blades from your local auto parts store. And don’t forget to replace the third wiper blade in the back if your car is so equipped.

Battery – Temperature extremes are a huge drain on your battery. Inspect the battery posts and cables for corrosion and clean if necessary. If there is a lot of corrosion on the terminals or cables, purchase an inexpensive wire battery cleaner. Remove the cables using a socket wrench, clean, and reconnect the cables; making sure they fit snugly. You can also buy small felt discs that go over the battery posts to slow down corrosion. If you’re still finding it harder to start your car, have your battery, starter, and alternator checked by one of our certified technicians to ensure that they are operating correctly. Continue reading 2015 Fall & Winter Car Care Guide

10 Unique And Savory Fall Recipes

As the leaves begin to turn, and the weather gets brisk here in Dayton, it’s time to turn our attention to things that warm our hearts and stir our souls. We’re talking about food, of course. Changing our culinary approach with the change of seasons opens up delicious new opportunities to serve up some wonderfully delectable seasonal fare for your autumn dining pleasure.

At Germain Honda of Beavercreek, your preferred Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, the second-best thing we like to think about besides Hondas is food. (Although we confess that football is also high up on our list.) So we put together a tantalizing menu of 10 exceptional fall recipes for you and your family to savor and enjoy. These unique recipes offer something different to try as the weather turns from sunny to chilly. Bon Appetit!

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Browned Butter and Apple Tart – This rich and sweet pastry is as pretty to look at as it is to eat. You’ll delight in its lush, creamy homemade custard and sweetened, sautéed apple slices. Continue reading 10 Unique And Savory Fall Recipes

Your Complete Ohio State College Football Preseason Guide

With the College football season quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing yourself for the most exciting time of the year. As Ohio natives, we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek could not be more excited for the kickoff of the 2015 season. Last year our home team, The Ohio State Buckeyes, took home the first-ever College Football Playoff Championship after taking down the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, and then the Oregon Ducks in the CFP National Championship.

Ohio State looks to continue their winning tradition in 2015 after bringing in the 5th best recruiting class in the nation according to ESPN.com.

Players to Watch

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The preseason holds some controversy at the quarterback position for the Buckeyes, as Cardale Jones the team’s stud redshirt Junior, who led the team to its first National Championship in 13 years, faces stiff competition at the position from fellow athletic QBs J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller. Continue reading Your Complete Ohio State College Football Preseason Guide

Honda Unveils Radical New 2016 Civic Concept Vehicle

Calling it “the most radical redesign of the Honda Civic in its history,” Honda proudly unveiled the stunning new Civic Concept at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. The dramatic lime-green Civic, albeit without an engine or interior, definitely provided an insight into how the future family of Civics may look.

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2016 Honda Civic

While Honda was not specific about such details as engine and interior, the automaker notes that new 10-generation Civic lineup will rely heavily on the concept’s bold and aggressive design cues. Honda will first introduce a new sedan sometime this fall, followed by a two-door coupe, a sporty Si model, and the first U.S. five-door Civic hatchback ever. The company also announced that potent new 300-hp Type-R will also be headed to U.S. shores at some point; a fact that has racing purists rejoicing. Continue reading Honda Unveils Radical New 2016 Civic Concept Vehicle

13 Super Summer Dayton Events You Can’t Miss!

As your hometown Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek are celebrating all the summer fun and excitement our community has to offer. So as a community service, we’ve put together our top “baker’s dozen” list of some of the “can’t miss” special events and activities happening this summer throughout the greater Dayton area.

Summer Concerts in Dayton, OH Continue reading 13 Super Summer Dayton Events You Can’t Miss!

2015 Ohio Summer Vacation Planner

Now is the perfect time to start planning your family’s summer vacation odyssey. There are so many exciting vacation options to choose from throughout Ohio. That’s why we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek, your premier Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, want to help you plan your roadmap to summer adventure with the following list of the top summer vacation destinations the entire family will enjoy:summer-vacation-planner-ohio

Zoos

  • Akron Zoological Park, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron, Ohio 44307 – This non-profit world conservation zoo features more than 700 animals.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 – Founded in 1892, the seventh-oldest zoo in America covers more than 300 acres and features more than 3,300 animal exhibits.
  • The Wilds, 1400 International Road, Cumberland, OH 43732 – This extraordinary nature preserve covers nearly 10,000 acres, making it the largest of its kind in North America.
  • African Safari Wildlife Park, 267 S. Lightner Rd., Port Clinton, OH 434452 – Get up close and personal with a variety of beautiful and exotic wildlife roaming free as you drive through this 100-acre preserve.
  • Toledo Zoo, US 25 Toledo, OH 43614 – Considered “the world’s most complete zoo,” the Toledo Zoo offers more than 3,000 animals representing 525 species. Historic architecture dating back to the 1930s and 1940s make this a truly unique place to visit.
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065 – Considered one of the world’s great zoos, the amazing 580-acre Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was founded in 1927 and is committed to global wildlife preservation.

Continue reading 2015 Ohio Summer Vacation Planner

Germain Honda of Beavercreek’s College Grad Car Buying Guide

It’s time for your son or daughter to “turn their tassel,” throw their hat in the air, and celebrate their graduation. All of us at Germain Honda of Beavercreek, your number-one Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, congratulate your graduate on achieving this important milestone.

Now that they are ready to put college in the rearview mirror, it’s time to consider sending your graduate down the highway of life in a brand-new 2015 Honda. After all, with its legendary quality, superior craftsmanship, excellent reliability, and outstanding safety features, a new Honda is the perfect car that will capably propel your graduate toward success no matter where the road might lead.

And to make the purchase of your college grad’s new Honda even easier, be sure and check out our money-saving Honda College Graduate Program. It could save you up to $500 on select 2014 or newer model year Hondas. For more information, or to see if your graduate qualifies, click here.

To help you decide which Honda is right for your college grad, we’ve put together this handy College Grad Car Buyer’s Guide featuring several select 2015 Honda vehicles that are at the head of their class.

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2015 Honda Civic

2015 Honda Civic

Offered in a four-door sedan or a two-door coupe, the award-winning 2015 Honda Civic continues to set the standard for quality, reliability, and value. Its contemporary aerodynamic exterior will have your grad “high-fiving” their friends. Add some bling to their new ride with available 17-inch alloy wheels. And the Civic keeps your grad totally connected to their music, social media, and more with the latest high-tech “infotainment” capabilities. The HondaLink® Next Generation integrates a variety of apps that lets your grad access news, social media, Internet radio, audio books, and more. The available SMS text messaging feature keeps your grad safely in touch with friends and family, while Honda HD Digital Traffic will guide them to their destination (on models equipped with navigation) quickly and easily. When it comes to safety, the Honda Civic simply can’t be beat. An array of advanced safety features makes the 2015 Civic a top IIHS safety pick. They include a standard rearview backup camera, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, daytime running lights, dual-stage front and side airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control. The available Honda Sensing™ safety technology suite includes lane departure warning, collision mitigation, and forward collision warning. Step up to the sporty Civic Si Coupe which offers a 205 hp 2.4 liter 16-value DOHC i-VTEC® engine that achieves 22 city/31 highway mpg numbers. Your graduate will pass the fuel pump in a gas-sipping 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid that gets an outstanding 44 city/47 highway mpg. Continue reading Germain Honda of Beavercreek’s College Grad Car Buying Guide