SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas 2014

December 19th

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 19th:

Market Street and Salem Avenue
6:30pm – SPCA’s Pet Costume Contest

Salem 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

Big Lick Downtown Countdown Market Street Stage
6:30pm- Opera Roanoke
7:30pm – Roanoke Dance Centre
8:00pm – Kazim Shriner Band
9:00pm – New Covenant Living Church Praise and Worship Ministry

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

City Market Building
6:00 to 9:00pm- Santa's Workshop presented by SunTrust (Mezzanine level)
6:00pm – Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
7:00pm – William Byrd High School Choir
8:00pm- Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community Bell Choir

Wall Street/ Market Street
McDonald’s Kid’s Zone with games, activities, and more!

Taubman Museum of Art (Salem Avenue)
5:00 to 9:00pm- Music by the William Penn Quartet

16 West Marketplace
6:00 to 10:00pm- Cactus Joe Holiday Choo Choo
6:00 to 10:00pm- Winter Wonderland

Center in the Square Atrium
6:00 to 10:00pm - Carols and Corals

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.

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