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Dickens of a Christmas - Christmas Tree Lighting

Be a part of the memories for the Roanoke Valley's premiere holiday celebration, The Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas! Celebrating its 36th anniversary, Dickens occurs on the first three Fridays in December. This free, family-friendly event happens annually in Downtown Roanoke and includes favorites like roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers, Amtrak's Kids Zone and more! 

Friday, December 7, 5:30pm - 10:00pm - featuring the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:15pm

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Earlier Event: November 17
Roanoke Cranksgiving