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December 7, 14, and 21 - 2018

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. We're looking for volunteers to help us out on the 3 nights of Dickens. Sign up here!

This year's schedule is:

  • Friday, December 7, 5:30pm - 10:00pm - featuring the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:15pm
  • Friday, December 14, 6:00pm - 10:00pm - City of Roanoke Christmas Parade
  • Friday, December 21, 6:00pm - 10:00pm - featuring Coca Cola Snow Zone and RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest at 6:30pm
    • Registration for the pet costume contest starts at 5:30pm in Wells Fargo Plaza. Register, get a number for your pet, and be ready for the contest starting at 6:30pm

If you're interested in applying to participate in this year's parade, download the parade application.

This free, family-friendly event happens annually in Downtown Roanoke and includes favorites like roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers, and more! Full schedule and details coming soon!

Interested in becoming a 2018 Dickens Vendor? Fill out our Vendor Application

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!


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