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Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas - City of Roanoke Christmas Parade

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Be a part of the memories for the Roanoke Valley's premiere holiday celebration, The Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas! Celebrating its 36th anniversary, Dickens occurs on the first three Fridays in December.

This year's schedule is:

Friday, December 7, 5:30pm - 10:00pm - featuring the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:15pm
Friday, December 14, 6:00pm - 10:00pm - City of Roanoke Christmas Parade
Friday, December 21, 6:00pm - 10:00pm - featuring Coca Cola Snow Zone and RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest at 6:30pm
Registration for the pet costume contest starts at 5:30pm in Wells Fargo Plaza. Register, get a number for your pet, and be ready for the contest starting at 6:30pm

This free, family-friendly event happens annually in Downtown Roanoke and includes favorites like roasted chestnuts, street performers, and more!

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Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas - City of Roanoke Christmas Parade
  • Roanoke, VA 24011
  • to
  • Downtown Roanoke/Market Area/Wells Fargo Plaza
  • Free