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Posted on: December 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED: Christiansburg celebrating the holidays with downtown events on Monday, Dec. 17

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UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast for Dec. 14, which includes rain and the potential for flooding, the Christmas Parade and Christmas at the Market event will be held on Monday, Dec. 17.

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The Town of Christiansburg will be celebrating the holidays on Monday, Dec. 17, with its annual Christmas at the Market, tree lighting and Christmas Parade. 

From 4-8 p.m., Christiansburg Farmers’ Market vendors, local crafters and food vendors will be set up in Old Town Mall and along Hickok Street. At 6:45 p.m., a tree lighting ceremony will take place in Town Square, with a special surprise this year. 

This year’s parade theme is “Santa’s Team Makes Christmas Dreams.” The parade begins at 7 p.m. along Main Street. 

Please note that Hickok Street will be closed at 10 a.m., and there will be no parking on Main Street after noon on Monday, Dec. 17.

Please see below for a complete list of streets and intersections affected by the parade: 

  • The length of Main Street between Park Street and Radford Road will be closed to traffic during the parade.
  • Main Street from Franklin Street to Park Street will close at 5:30 p.m. for parade entrant staging.

The staging area will also include:

  • 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. 

These intersections will be closed to through traffic at 5:30 p.m.:

  • Main Street (between Park Street and Franklin Street) 
  • Colhoun Street & Main Street
  • Montague Street & Main Street
  • Pepper Street & Hill Street
  • Pepper Street & First Street
  • Roanoke Street & First Street
  • Franklin Street & First Street
  • Franklin Street & Depot Street (at Pizza Inn)
  • Main Street & Hickok Street
  • Main Street & Dunkley Street
  • Main Street & Phlegar Street
  • Main Street & Chrisman Street/Radford Road
  • Radford Road & College Street
  • College Street & Sheltman Street
  • Radford Road & Depot Street 

The intersection of Main Street and Franklin Street will close at 6:30 p.m.

Additionally, traffic will be detoured around the parade route at the following intersections:

  • Depot Street & Franklin Street
  • Roanoke Street & First Street
  • First Street & Phlegar Street
  • First Street & Chrisman Street
  • Main Street & Chrisman Street
  • Depot Street & Radford Road (right lane closed on Depot Street)
  • Main Street & Park Street

The parade will end at the intersection of Main St 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 one hour after the event.

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