Christmas on Main

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

2021 Market

Dec. 10 on Main Street from 5-9 p.m.

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

2021 Tree Lighting

Dec. 10 in Town Square at 6:55 p.m.

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

2021 Parade

Dec. 10 on Main Street at 7 p.m.

The theme for this year's parade is "Lights and Bells Merry Christmas." If you would like to have a float in the parade, please turn in the Christmas Parade Registration Form to the recreation center by Friday, November 19 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the parade, please contact Rachel Vinson at (540) 382-2349 ext. 2021. 

Please note that, in order to prepare for the parade, there will be no parking on Main Street after 2 p.m. on the day of the parade. There will be temporary closures of Main Street from 3-4 p.m. so that crews can place out the pedestrian barricades for the parade. After the barricades are out, the street will reopen until 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., the parade route and the staging area will close.

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.