SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas 2013

December 20th

RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest and Coca-Cola's Snow Zone

The holidays aren’t just for humans! Dress up your pet(s) and come and join the fun and laughter at the annual SPCA Pet Costume Contest that will take place on Salem Avenue. This year’s event will be made special by the involvement and enthusiasm of the Roanoke Valley SPCA and their volunteers. Boxes will be decorated and ready to accept donations of pet food to benefit the SPCA’s Pets Eat Too program. Registration for the SPCA’s Pet Costume Contest begins at 6:00pm.

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Dream no more! It will be snowing in downtown – at least on the last night of Dickens! Bring your mittens and pull on that stocking cap and prepare to zoom down the ramp in this winter wonderland. The Coca Cola Snow Zone is guaranteed to delight even the grumpiest Scrooge!

Click on the orange text below to see all of the night's events!

Events on December 20th:

Salem Avenue (Wells Fargo Plaza)
6:30pm – SPCA’s Pet Costume Contest

Short Market (Between Salem Avenue and Campbell Avenue)
6:00 to 10:00pm – Coca-Cola’s Snow Zone

Campbell Avenue & Market Street
6:00 to 10:00pm – Strolling St. Nicholas
6:00 to 10:00pm – Carriage Rides
6:00 to 10:00pm – Street Actors
6:00 to 10:00pm – Chestnut Roasting
7:00 to 9:00pm – Mark Fuller, Magician
7:00 to 9:00pm – Photos with Santa
7:00 to 10:00pm – Sally Edelman, Face Painter
7:00 to 10:00pm – David Bear Stuart, Juggler
7:00 to 10:00pm – Travis the Balloon Dude

Market Street Stage
7:30pm – Divine Dance Center
8:30pm – City Modern Ensemble
9:00pm – Sojourner by Grace

Campbell Avenue (CarPark Parking Lot)
6:00 to 10:00pm - Living Nativity Scene (Penn Forest Christian Church)

Market Building Mezzanine
6:00pm – CAFÉ Steel Drum
7:00pm to 9:00pm – Quest Marimba

Wall Street
McDonald’s Kid’s Zone with Games, Activities, Inflatables and More!

Center in the Square Atrium
6:00 to 9:00pm - Santa’s Workshop presented by SunTrust


Volunteer Sign-Ups

SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas can't happen without a little help from our friends. If you can spare some time this holiday season, help us make the 30th anniversary of the event the best it has ever been! Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

Carriage Rides

Carriage rides are $5 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3 and under ride free. Tickets can be purchased at area SunTrust branches during business hours. They can also be purchased during this year's SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas at the Carriage Ride Ticket Booth.

Special thanks to this year's Dickens of a Christmas™ sponsors: