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We love the sounds of the holiday season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!
Whether it’s the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at their annual Holiday Pops performances, the dancing of sugar plum fairies as part of Southwest Virginia Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, or the ringing of the bells in the Town of Buchanan on New Year’s Eve, we have so many special ways that we celebrate the holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
You can also find the sounds of carolers singing at local Christmas markets and the “Ho, Ho, Ho!” of Santa as he makes appearances at various holiday events around the region.
The live music and performing arts are a great part of a visit to Virginia’s Blue Ridge during any time of year. But, if you’re like us, you especially enjoy listening to Christmas music and holiday tunes during this time of year.
As a way to showcase our Christmas spirit and holiday cheer, we’ve created a special Happy Holidays playlist on our visitvbr Spotify channel. The playlist is made up of the favorite holiday songs from members of the Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge team.
We like to think it’s a fun blend of timeless classics, creative remakes, and a few unique songs that might be new to you!
As you listen to our Happy Holidays playlist, we encourage you to check out many of the special experiences you can have during the holiday season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. You can also visit our pages about Live Music and Performing Arts to get more familiar with the iconic sounds of the region.