Finish 2017 with a holiday visit to the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains!

It’s a time of holiday spirit, special performances, tours of beautifully decorated homes, and infectious cheer.

There are a variety of holiday events taking place throughout the region in the coming weeks, offering all kinds of opportunities for creating memories with family and friends.

Here’s a preview of what’s on the calendar for the 2017 holiday season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge! 

Parades

The marching bands will put on a show and you can decide which group built the most creative float for the numerous holiday parades in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Santa has also been known to make an appearance!

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Shows | Performances | Concerts

The bells are jingling and sugarplum fairies are dancing as this is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a show or concert in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, with many performing arts organizations presenting holiday productions.

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Holiday Festivals

Enjoy many of the classic holiday flavors and browse from an impressive selection of local gift items at these popular festivals.

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Historical Holiday Events

Many of our historical sites and museums in Virginia’s Blue Ridge join the fun of the holiday season with special events and features that take you back in time.

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Tree Lightings

The holiday spirit truly takes over when you join the crowd in the exciting countdown of lighting a Christmas tree.

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Holiday Home Tours & Open Houses

Find inspiration for your own holiday decorations as you tour historic homes and local businesses that celebrate the season with open house events.

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Tree & Light Displays

Whether it's the classic decorations or something completely unexpected, you'll love checking out the many tree and holiday light displays in the area.

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Fun Runs

We're always active in Virginia's Blue Ridge, which includes keeping our feet moving during the holiday season with festive fun runs!

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Other Holiday Events

Skating? Dancing? Cooking? It's all part of the holiday experience.

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Visit our Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events in the region. You can also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter to receive updates about future events!