Check Out Our List of Local Christmas Parades and Holiday Events!

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Here's a list of local Christmas parades and other Holiday Events in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas for 2023! 🎅

Check back often as we add more events! 🎄

Click on the links for details! 🦌


Vinton Christmas Parade 7:00 pm *96.3 ROV & 107.9 YYD*


Lexington Christmas Parade 6:00 pm

Salem Christmas Parade 6:00 pm *96.3 ROV & 93.5/102.7 JJS*

Amherst Christmas Parade 6:30 pm

Blacksburg Christmas Parade 7:00 pm


Bedford Christmas Parade 11:00 am *107.9 YYD & 96.3 ROV*

Altavista Christmas Parade 5:00 pm

Boones Mill Christmas Parade 5:00 pm


Lynchburg Christmas Parade 4:00 pm *93.5/102.7 JJS & 107.9 YYD*

Danville Christmas Parade 5:00 pm


Buena Vista Christmas Parade 6:30 pm

Brookneal Christmas Parade 7:00 pm


Roanoke Christmas Parade 6:30 pm *104.9 STEVE FM & 96.3 ROV*

Christiansburg Christmas Parade 7:00 pm


Lovingston Christmas Parade 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 10:

Rustburg Christmas Parade 3:00 pm

Gretna Christmas Parade 4:30 pm



Roanoke Area:

The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure in Downtown Roanoke: Now through Dec. 15, go on a fun scavenger hunt and find the 16 Scout Elves hiding in downtown stores, Roanoke

Deck the Rails: Now through Dec. 31, Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am - 5pm; Sundays 1pm - 5pm, Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Ave, Roanoke

Salem Museum’s Christmas Train: Now through Jan. 2024 at Salem Museum & Historical Society, 801 East Main St, Salem

Buchanan Festival of Trees: Now through Jan. 1, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Buchanan's Main Street Library, 19795 Main St, Buchanan

Fashions for Evergreens: Now through Mon., Jan. 1 at The Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke

Roanoke City Tree Lighting: Fri., Dec. 1, 5:30 pm, Salem Avenue in the Plaza behind the Market Building, Downtown Roanoke

RSO Holiday Pops Spectacular: Fri., Dec. 1 at 7:30, Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem

Holiday Craft & Vendor Show: Sat., Dec. 2 from 9am-4pm & Sun., Dec 3 from 10am-4pm, Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke

Gingerbread Festival: Sat., Dec. 2 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, Longwood Park and Salem Museum, E. Main St., Salem

Roanoke Valley Children's Choir's 7th Annual Community Sing-A-Long: Sat., Dec. 2, 11:00 am, Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke

Grandin Village Winterfest: Sat., Dec. 2, 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, crafters, vendors and live music, Grandin Rd., Roanoke

The Nutcracker: Sat., Dec. 9 at 2 pm & 7 pm, Sun., Dec. 10 at 3 pm, Southwest Virginia Ballet, Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, 710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke

Songs of the Season RVCC Holiday Concert: Sat., Dec. 16 at 3 pm and 7 pm, Cave Spring Baptist Church, 4873 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke


Lynchburg Area:

Bedford Festival of Trees: Now through Fri., Jan. 5 at Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd, Bedford

Lynchburg Pops Community Band 'Tis The Season Concert: Tues., Nov. 28 at 7:30 pm, Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main St., Lynchburg

Community Drive-Thru Winter Wonderland: Fri., Dec. 1 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Legacy Wealth Management Group, 1919 English Tavern Rd, Lynchburg

Celebration of Lights: Grand Illumination: Fri., Dec. 1, 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Riverside Park, 2238 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg

Christmas Crawl on Bedford Avenue: Fri., Dec. 1 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Christmas street party on Bedford Ave., Lynchburg

Spring Oak Bedford (formerly The Elks Home) Lighting: Fri., Dec. 1, 5:30 pm, 931 Ashland Ave, Bedford

Mistletoe Market: Sat., Dec. 2, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main St., Lynchburg

Christmas on the Farm - MESH Fundraiser: Sat., Dec. 2, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, 2571 Double Bridges Rd, Spout Spring

Drive-Thru Nativity: Thurs., Dec. 7 through Sat., Dec. 9 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm, Tree of Life Ministries, 2812 Greenview Dr., Lynchburg

Story Time With Mrs. Claus: Fri., Dec. 8, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, River Ridge Mall, 3405 Candlers Mountain Rd., Lynchburg

Sundaes With Santa: Fri., Dec. 8 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Chick-Fil-A, 21123 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg

Mistletoe Market: Sat., Dec. 9, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main St., Lynchburg

December Holiday Market: Sat., Dec. 9 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at Forest Farmers Market, 15583 Forest Rd., Forest

Mistletoe Market: Sat., Dec. 16, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main St., Lynchburg

Holiday Market: Sat., Dec. 16, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Bedford Farmers Market, 220 W Washington St, Bedford

Mistletoe Market: Sat., Dec. 23, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main St., Lynchburg


New River Valley:

Tuba Christmas at Virginia Tech: Fri., Dec. 1 at 6:00 pm, Henderson Lawn Square, Downtown Blacksburg

Christiansburg Christmas on Main: Fri., Dec. 8, Christmas at the Market 5-8pm, Tree Lighting at 6:50 pm in Town Square, Christmas Parade at 7:00 pm, Christiansburg

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