The Merry and Bright Holiday Celebration, formerly Rhea-diant, returns this year ahead of the Christmas season and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While the event has been held at the National Guard Armory in the past, this year’s event will be held at Rustic Farms, located at 200 Hastings Drive in Dayton. Admission is free.

The event features a silent auction, music and crafts for kids. The event is sponsored by the Rhea Medical Healthcare Foundation and serves as a fundraiser for the group.

Organizers recently announced that new children’s activities are planned for this year, including wagon rides, an inflatable obstacle course and bounce houses. Other children's events cookie decorating, photos with Santa Claus, balloon artists and face painting.

The Holiday Shoppe Bakery will also be making a return and will be offering homemade treats.

An invitation-only gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, before the Saturday events.

For more information, call (423) 775-8580 or email