Happy Holidays - Christmas Music Playlist

Holiday Music Playlist from Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

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.

Here's a preview of this year's holiday live music and arts & cultural performances in Virginia's Blue Ridge:

  • Spirit FM Drine-In Movie: Polar Express | Salem Civic Center | November 6
  • Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet | Jefferson Center | November 22
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage | Berglund Center | November 23
  • We Need a Little Christmas Holiday Concert | First Evangelical Presbyterian Church | November 28
  • Holiday Inn | Mill Mountain Theatre | November 30 - December 23
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Holiday POPS! | Salem Civic Center - December 2 | Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech - December 3
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | Berglund Center | December 2
  • Holiday Late Nights | Taubman Museum of Art | December 2, 9, 16
  • Roanoke Valley Children's Choir - Community Carol Sing-A-Long | Taubman Museum of Art | December 3
  • Winds of the Blue Ridge - Holiday Jubilee | William Fleming High School | December 5
  • Christmas Belles | Attic Productions | December 8-18
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass | Cave Spring United Methodist Church | December 9
  • Beats, Brews and Buddies: Songwriters in the Round - Christmas Special | The Spot on Kirk | December 10
  • SWVA Ballet’s The Nutcracker | Berglund Center | December 10-11
  • Classic Film Series: Holiday | Grandin Theatre | December 10
  • Salem Red Sox Movie Night: Elf | Salem Memorial Ballpark | December 10
  • Roanoke Valley Children's Choir Annual Holiday Concert - Songs of the Season | Church of the Holy Spirit | December 10
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah | Parkway Church on the Mountain | December 13
  • Free Holiday Singing Classes | Bethel Baptist Church | December 15
  • Christmas with the Templetons | Essig Recreation Center | December 16
  • Roanoke Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker (pictured above) | Jefferson Center | December 17
  • 15th Annual Xmas Jam | Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill | December 17
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra - Youth Strings Concert | Taubman Museum of Art | December 18
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