Come to Calvary Cemetery for an Evening of Song and Celebration

The Christmas season gives Calvary a reason to celebrate Angels. Thursday, December 8th. An evening of song and celebration will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. This night time event will give the public a rare opportunity to see Calvary Cemetery after dark.

The  celebration will include horse drawn carriage rides through the Victorian sections of the cemetery to see fifteen spectacular illuminated angel statues.  Holiday music by local musicians, including  Holy Angels Choir, the Oakwood High School Choir and Ritter Werner musical  ensemble will be performed in historic St. Henry’s chapel.

Cookie decorating, family picture taking and other fun activities are planned to create a fun experience for all ages.

There is no charge for admission; however in the spirit of the Christmas season, we are asking guests to bring canned goods for donation to the local Food Bank.

About Calvary Cemetery

Founded in 1872, Calvary is a Victorian Garden cemetery, with beautifully terraced hillsides along the Moraine ridge in Kettering. Overlooking Carillon Park and the University of Dayton, Calvary today is over 200 acres of scenic landscape, classic art and historic statuary.

At the center is St. Henry’s Chapel, designed by Frank Andrews (who also designed the Dayton  Arcade), dedicated in 1902 to the thousands of souls whose remains re-interred here when St Henry’s cemetery closed in 1875. St Henry’s was the original Catholic graveyard founded in 1844. At this time, more than 75,000 Daytonians rest here.

For more information contact:
Rick Meade, Superintendent, 937-293-1221 or or Karla Hollencamp, Community Relations at



Published On: November 29th, 2011Categories: General News