Even More 25 Days of Dickens Fun!

We have a calendar of free activities and there’s something for everyone. Take a look at some of our other opportunities to enjoy holiday fun in Downtown Roanoke.

 
Friday 11/27 1:00pm – 3:00pm - Live Ice Sculpting in Market Square
  • Enjoy Ronnie Blankenship’s talent as he carves an ice sculpture right in Market Square.
Mondays – 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14 at 6:00pm - Free Curbside Books & Treats
  • 11/30 - Free Curbside Books & Morning Brew Hot Cocoa 6-7 pm at the Main Library
    Special Facebook Live event 6-7 pm with Magic by David
  • 12/7 - Free Curbside Books & Little Green Hive Hot Cocoa 6-7 pm at the Main Library
    Special Facebook Live event 6-7 pm with Virginia Children's Theatre
  • 12/14 - Free Curbside Books & Little Green Hive Hot Cocoa 6-7 pm at the Main Library
    Special Facebook Live event 6-7 pm with Creole Story Pot
Kids Craft Kit Giveaways in Market Square sponsored by Alcova Mortgage
  • 11/27, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (or when we run out of kits) – Stop by Market Square and pick up a Gingerbread Kit to take home and enjoy.
  • 12/2, 6:00pm – Stop by Market Square and pick up an Ornament Kit to take home and enjoy.
  • DATE CHANGED due to inclement weather - new date is 12/18, 6:00pm – Stop by Market Square and pick up a Smore Kit to take home, prepare, and enjoy.
Small Business Saturday – 11/28 
  • Come downtown and take care of your holiday shopping with our downtown small businesses. You’ll find unique stores and gifts you won’t see anywhere else. From 9:00am – 11:00am we’ll be kicking off the day in Market Square with FREE individually packaged Cinnamon Buns from Crumbles Downtown.
Tuesday 12/1 and 12/15 at 6:30pm - Downtown Lights Run with Runabout Sports Roanoke
  • Enjoy our festive downtown lights and get outside and moving. Runabout Sports Roanoke leads this one-mile run (or walk) starting at the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree (Salem Ave and Market St) through Downtown Roanoke. Attendees may complete more than one loop of the one-mile route. Sign up to attend!
Thursday 12/3 & 12/10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Live Streamed Music and Sweet Treats at the Main Library
  • 12/3 – Enjoy individually packaged Christmas Cookies from On the Rise Bakery and listen live streamed music (via Facebook) from Soulacoustix.
  • 12/10 – Enjoy individually packaged Hot Cinnamon Buns from Crumbles and listen to live streamed music (via Facebook) from Jimmie Landry Band.
Free Professional Photo Sessions 
  • 12/9, 6:00pm – 8:00pm - Photographer Tracie Hoprich will be setup at the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree to take your family’s photo. Photos will be provided to you at no cost.
  • DATE CHANGED due to inclement weather - new date is 12/18, 6:00pm – 8:00pm - Photographer Tracie Hoprich will be setup at the Elmwood Park Fountain Walkway to take your family’s photo. Photos will be provided to you at no cost.

COVID Guidelines:

  • Masks are required during all Dickens activities (children under 2 are excluded per CDC guidelines).
  • While inside, maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more between parties.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing a fever, symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have a known exposure to someone who has COVID-19.