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.

2024 Light up Your Home for the Holidays

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The Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a residential Christmas decorating contest.  Staff members will visit each entry to determine the top 10 entries. The top 10 will be placed on the Town’s Facebook page for voting. 

Please help us congratulate the π’˜π’Šπ’π’π’†π’“ of our Light Up Your Home for the Holidays contest - the residents of 430 Windsor Drive! Taking first place with 281 votes, their beautiful display of lights caught everyone's attention this holiday season!

430 Windsor Drive

Rules & Regulations 

  • Decorations for the contest must be available and lit up on December 12-14 between the hours of 5:30 -9 p.m. for judging and pictures.
  • Contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from outside the residence only. 
  • Judging criteria will include:
    • Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations.
    • Storyline or theme
    • Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.
    • Overall presentation 

2024 Calls From the North Pole


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Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department has been in contact with the North Pole! Santa has agreed to personally call children 8 years and younger. 

2024 Market

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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.  

2024 Tree Lighting

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

2024 Parade

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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.

2024 Winter Wonderland

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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.