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.
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.
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.