Roanoke Prepares For a “Dickens of a Christmas”

 As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Roanoke Valley is finalizing plans for the annual “Dickens of a Christmas” celebration.

The series of events, sponsored by Suntrust, fills the first three Fridays of December with Star City holiday cheer. 

The City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 6th from 5:30pm to 10pm.  The Haley Toyota City of Roanoke Christmas Parade will be taking place on Friday, December 13th from 6pm to 10pm and the Roanoke Valley SPCA Pet Costume Contest will be held on Friday, December 20th from 6pm to 10pm.

All events are free to the public and feature a host of family-friendly events including street performers, roasted chestnuts, carriage rides and much more.

There’s still time to sign up as a parade participant, volunteer or vendor.  Registration forms can be downloaded at

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