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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:

  • A Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular with the Roanoke Valley Children's Choir | Salem Football Stadium | November 21 | Event Website >
  • A Christmas Story | Mill Mountain Theatre | December 1-19 | Event Website >
  • The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical | Berglund Center | December 1 | Event Website >
  • Holiday POPS Spectacular (pictured above) | Salem Civic Center | December 3 | Event Website >
  • Holiday Brass | Cave Spring United Methodist Church | December 10 | Event Website >
  • Salem Red Sox Movie Night: Elf | Salem Memorial Ballpark | December 10 | Facebook Event >
  • Chatham County Line - Electric Holiday Tour | 5 Points Music Sanctuary | December 11 | Concert Tickets >
  • SWVA Ballet presents The Nutcracker | Berglund Center | December 11-12 | Event Website >
  • Holiday SongFest | Beliveau Farm Winery | December 12 | Facebook Event >
  • Handel's Messiah | Jefferson Center | December 14 | Event Website >
  • Salem Red Sox Movie Night: The Santa Clause | Salem Memorial Ballpark | December 17 | Facebook Event >
  • Roanoke Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker | Jefferson Center | December 17-18 | Event Website >
  • Off White Betties Christmas Special: Benefit for Give Kids the World | The Spot on Kirk | December 23 | Concert Details > 
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