The Joys of Christmas

Each December, the Town holds its annual Christmas at the Market, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland. Along with those programs, we also have Santa make Calls from the North Pole and have a Light up Your Home for the Holidays contest.

2023 Light up Your Home for the Holidays

The Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a residential Christmas decorating contest. Staff members will visit each entry to determine the top entries. The top entries will be placed on the Town’s Facebook page for voting. Voting will begin on Friday, December 15 and run until 9 a.m. on Monday, December 18. We will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 19. The deadline for entry is Friday, December 8 at 5 p.m.

Congratulations to our 2022 Light Up Your Home for the Holidays winner, Adam Pickeral! 

2023 Calls From the North Pole

Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Registration ends Monday, November 27 at 5 p.m.

Each December Santa agrees to personally call children 8 years and younger. 

2023 Market

Friday, December 8 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Registration deadline for application submission is Monday, November 27 at 5p.m.

Christiansburg Farmers' Market vendors, local crafters and food vendors will be set up for the event. All other vendors not in these areas are not sanctioned by the Town as part of the event.  Christmas Market Registration Form

2023 Tree Lighting

Friday, December 8 shortly before 7 p.m.

A ceremonial tree lighting ceremony with the Mayor will take place in Town Square, with a special guest appearance.

2023 Parade

Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. (immediately following tree lighting)

Registration ends Monday, November 20 at 5 p.m. (Due to the amount of parade entries we receive, we cannot allow late parade entries).   Christmas Parade Registration Form

The winners of the 2022 Christiansburg Christmas parade are:

Best Overall – Life Changers Christian Center

Best Float – Jones Real Estate Investment and Recycling Center

Best Non – Float – NRV Off Road

Please see below for a complete list of streets and parking lots that will close at 5 p.m. in preparation for the parade:

  • The length of Main Street between Park Street and Phlegar Street.
  • Roanoke Street from Main Street to First Street.
  • Pepper Street from First Street to Hill Street.
  • The municipal parking lot in front of Town Hall.
  • The parking lot between Pepper Street and Roanoke Street behind the Courthouse.
  • Christmas Parade Map

Phlegar Street (from First Street to Main Street) and Radford Road (from Main Street to Depot Street) will close just prior to the parade beginning, at 6:30 p.m.

The parade will end at the intersection of Main Street and Phlegar Street. Floats may continue to the rear parking lot of the old Christiansburg Middle School, off Depot Street. At the end of the parade, spectators on the north (National Guard Armory) side of Main Street should exit via College Street. Spectators on the south (Dollar General) side of Main Street should exit via First Street.

Main Street will remain closed to through traffic up to two hours after the event.

2023 Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 9

Join us for a fun evening of Christmas-themed games, activities in Santa’s Workshop, hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, and much more!

***This event will have changing holiday lights. These may cause discomfort for those with related medical conditions. Participant discretion is advised.***

Please note this event is separate from the Town's annual Christmas on Main—Market, Tree Lighting & Parade.