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:

  • Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet | Jefferson Center | November 22
  • Martina McBride: Joy of Christmas 2023 Tour | Berglund Center | November 25
  • Elf the Musical | Mill Mountain Theatre | November 29 - December 23
  • Holiday Late Nights: Let's Dance Band | Taubman Museum of Art | December 1
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops Spectacular | Salem Civic Center - December 1 | Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech - December 2
  • A Very Merry Larry Keel Experience w. Colby T. Helms & The Virginia Creepers | 5 Points Music Sanctuary | December 2
  • Roanoke Valley Children's Choir Holiday Sing-along | Taubman Museum of Art | December 2
  • Hollins Winter Choir Concert | Hollins University | December 3
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | Salem Civic Center | December 3
  • A Sense of Place, the Grid Art Show | The Market Gallery | December 3
  • Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Youth Strings Concert | Taubman Museum of Art | December 3
  • Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas | Sale Theatre - Ferrum College | December 5-17
  • A Christmas Carol | Attic Productions | December 7-17
  • Lost in Yonkers | Showtimers Community Theatre | December 7-17
  • Holiday Brass | Cave Spring United Methodist Church | December 8
  • Chatham County Line - Electric Holiday Tour | 5 Points Music Sanctuary | December 8
  • Holiday Classics: Elf - 20th Anniversary | Grandin Theatre | December 8
  • SWVA Ballet’s The Nutcracker | Berglund Center | December 9-10
  • Handel’s Messiah | Jefferson Center | December 12
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live on Stage | Berglund Center | December 14
  • Johnny King & Friends - Christmas and a Case of the Blues | 5 Points Music Sanctuary | December 14
  • Sexbruise? A Christmastime Spectacular | 5 Points Music Sanctuary | December 15
  • Holiday Classics: Scrooged | Grandin Theatre | December 15
  • Christmas Movie Night: The Santa Clause | Salem Memorial Ballpark | December 15
  • Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Tiki Xmas | Harvester Performance Center | December 16
  • Roanoke Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker (pictured above) | Jefferson Center | December 16-17
  • Blacksburg Master Chorale: Messiah | Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech | December 17
  • Broadway in Roanoke: Cirque Dreams Holidaze | Berglund Center | December 20
  • Isaac Hadden Family Christmas Jam | 5 Points Music Sanctuary | December 22
  • Holiday Classics: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation | Grandin Theatre | December 22
  • Holiday Classics: It's A Wonderful Life | Grandin Theatre | December 23
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