Check Out Our List of Local Christmas Parades and Holiday Events!

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Here's a list of local Christmas parades and other Holiday Events in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas for 2023! 🎅

Check back often as we add more events! 🎄

Click on the links for details! 🦌

Saturday, December 16:

Nathalie Community Christmas Parade 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 17:

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Rustburg Christmas Parade 3:00 pm

Gretna Christmas Parade 4:30 pm (rescheduled from Sun., Dec. 10) - The 2023 Gretna Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 17, rain or shine.



Roanoke Area:

Illuminights at Explore Park: Now through Sat., Dec. 30, 56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd, Roanoke

The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure in Downtown Roanoke: Now through Dec. 15, go on a fun scavenger hunt and find the 16 Scout Elves hiding in downtown stores, Roanoke

Santa's Winter Wonderland: Now through Dec. 23 at Blue Ridge PBS, 1215 McNeil Dr, Roanoke

Deck the Rails: Now through Dec. 31, Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am - 5pm; Sundays 1pm - 5pm, Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Ave, Roanoke

Salem Museum’s Christmas Train: Now through Jan. 2024 at Salem Museum & Historical Society, 801 East Main St, Salem

Buchanan Festival of Trees: Now through Jan. 1, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Buchanan's Main Street Library, 19795 Main St, Buchanan

Fashions for Evergreens: Now through Mon., Jan. 1 at The Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke

Elf The Musical: Through Dec. 23, Mill Mountain Theatre, 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke

Songs of the Season RVCC Holiday Concert: Sat., Dec. 16 at 3 pm and 7 pm, Cave Spring Baptist Church, 4873 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke

Cirque Dreams Holidaze: Wed., Dec. 20, 7:30 pm, Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, 710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke


Lynchburg Area:

Bedford Festival of Trees: Now through Fri., Jan. 5 at Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd, Bedford

Jingle, Jazz, and Joy: Fri., Dec. 15 at 6:30 pm, Miller Park Aviary, 2100 Park Ave., Lynchburg

Mistletoe Market: Sat., Dec. 16, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main St., Lynchburg

Holiday Market: Sat., Dec. 16, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Bedford Farmers Market, 220 W Washington St, Bedford

Keifer's Christmas Ride: Sat., Dec. 16, 9:30 am, Harley Davidson of Lynchburg, 20452 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg

'Tis the Season Holiday Concert: Sat., Dec. 16 at 7 pm & Sun., Dec. 17 at 2 pm, Commerce Street Theater, 1022 Commerce St., Lynchburg

Wolfbane's A Christmas Carol: Wed., Dec. 20 through Fri., Dec. 22 at 7:30 pm and Sat., Dec. 23 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Academy Center of the Arts Historic Theatre, 600 Main St., Lynchburg

Mistletoe Market: Sat., Dec. 23, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Lynchburg Community Market, 1219 Main St., Lynchburg


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