The Joys of Christmas

Each December, the Town holds its annual Christmas at the Market, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade.

2022 Calls From the North Pole

Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 beginning at 5 p.m.

Each December Santa agrees to personally call children 8 years and younger. To receive a call from Santa please register by Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. Please register for a call by filling out this registration form

2022 Market

Friday, December 9 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Christmas at the Market vendor registration is now open. Contact Austin Gilmore at 540-382-2349 ext. 2017 with any questions. Christmas at the Market Application    

Deadline to be a vendor at the Christmas at the Market is Monday, November 21 at 5 p.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. 

2022 Tree Lighting

Friday, December 9 at 6:50 p.m.

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

2022 Parade

Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Christmas parade registration is now open. Christmas Parade Application

Deadline to have a float in the parade is Monday, November 21 at 5 p.m.

The winners of this last year's parade are:

Best Float:  Christiansburg Public Works

Best Non-Float:  NRV Jeep Club

Best Overall:  Life Changers Christian Center

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.

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.

2022 Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 10 from 6- 8 p.m.


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. 

2022 Light up Your Home for the Holidays

Submit by December 11

Submit your home decorations registration form by Dec. 11 to enter the contest. Submissions may be added to a map for people to visit & enjoy. The top ten entries will be posted to Facebook (@CburgVAGov) on Dec. 16. Voting will conclude at 9 a.m. on Dec. 19, and the 2022 winner will be announced Dec. 20.