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Downtown Blacksburg For the Holidays
Winter Lights, TubaChristmas & Holiday Parade- FRIDAY DEC 6
Downtown Merchants annual Open Houses- 4-8pm, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.
4-7pm Crafts, Holiday Market, free hot chocolate and hot cider, Carol Singer and more in Market Square Park
Vote for your favorite Holiday Tree in Kent Square- refreshments and holiday activities. Voting continues until Dec 21
4:00pm-5:30pm Pictures with Santa & Mrs Claus at The Lyric (bring your own camera)
4:30pm Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale singing at Market Square Park
5:00pm Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale singing on Henderson Lawn Stage
5:30pm Tree lighting with music from the Blacksburg Children's Master Chorale
6:00pm TubaChristmas co-sponsored by the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech on Henderson Lawn Stage
7:00pm Holiday Parade co-sponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K
Holiday Trees in Kent Square
Kent Square lobby will be transformed to a Winter Wonderland with 16 decorated trees provided by downtown merchants and non profit groups. Park in Kent Square Parking Garage and bring the family to enjoy this spectacular new addition to the holidays in Downtown Blacksburg.
Voting for your favorite tree takes place from December 6-21
Friday Dec 6- Kick off the Voting with "Cookies, Candy Canes and Cocoa" compliments of our participating tree "artistes". 5-7pm in Kent Square lobby.
• Collect your ballot from Kent Jewelers, First Bank of Virginia or Uncommonly Gifted.
• Visit the trees in Kent Square and choose your favorite
• Return your completed ballot to any of the 3 locations & be entered to win PRIZES
• The winning tree will be announced Saturday Dec 21 at 1:30pm at a special reception in Kent Square.
Prize Drawing will take place!
FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE
A gift to the community from Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theatre.Saturday 21 December at 3pm Join us for a free showing of "Home Alone"
Special Holiday Shopping Night Events Downtown
Ladies Night- December 12, 4-8pm
Gents Night- December 19, 4-8pm
Featuring free gift wrapping, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.
addition to these special events most downtown stores will be open
later most nights and will also open on Sundays to provide you with
plenty of Holiday Shopping Opportunities.
Young Artists on display
The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech is having a special opening event for a new exhibition in our Ruth C. Horton Gallery at the Moss Arts Center. “Young Artists” an exhibition featuring work by area elementary school students will open with a special reception from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6th. Perfect activity before the parade!
Main Street Inn Winter Lights and Holiday Parade and Special Shopping Night Events
Main Street Inn will be serving hot cocoa and fresh baked treats by the fireplace as well as free gift wrapping.
Main Street Inn ... your Home Away From Home for the Holidays .... will offer a 15% discount November 21st through January 1st.
(not available for Winter Graduation).
Gourmet Pantry Holiday Events
Thursday December 19th: Gentleman's NightTuesday, November 26th : Turkey Pick-up Day
Friday, November 29- Black Friday Specials
Friday December 6th: Parade Party : Watch the parade from the best spot in town while you enjoy wine and refreshments!
Thursday December 12th: Ladies Night
Saturday December 14th : Taste of Virginia : Sample some of the best that Virginia has to offer and meet the product makers!
polished by clair v Special events
On December 13th
- bareMinerals event
December 20th- Dermalogica event.
Each event will include holiday treats, champagne, free
treatments, discount services, and a discount on the brand we are
Kent Jewelers Special Events
Wednesday, December 4th5 pm – 8 pm
Complementary Wine Tasting by Beliveau Estate Winery
Exclusive Jewelry Showing by Award Winning Designer Frank Ruebel
Win a Solitaire Diamond Pendant valued at $2,800
Everyone Receives a Special Gift Bag!
Bring a Friend
Men's Night Santa SaleThurs, December 19th, 5-8pm
All diamond stud earrings 1/2 price, with additional special elf pricing throughout the store!!!
Heirloom Originals20% off all items with any valid Tech ID
Complimentary Gift Wrap
Appraisal fee discounted to $10 per small item.
New Collection of Vintage Christmas decorations and ornaments
Register to win a $50 gift certificate. Drawing on December 20th, 12 Noon. Must be present to win!! (no purchase necessary!!!)
Lots of new items have recently been purchased!!
Remember, if the afghan in on the swing...we are open!!!
Heirloom Originals, one of Blacksburg's oldest Main Street businesses.
The Gallery StoreThe Gallery Store will be open for
Ladies Night- Dec 12
Gents nights- Dec 19
Open every Sunday in December before Christmas from 1:00-5:00pm.
Blacksburg Farmers Market hours for December:Wednesday Dec 11, 18: 2pm - 6pm
Saturday Dec 7, 14, 21, 28: 9am - 2pm
Starting Jan 4, our winter hours will be Saturdays only, 10am - 2pm
Holiday Market, Dec 14: In addition to our regular vendors, we will have several craft and vintage vendors offering many unique holiday gift items. Join us for free hot chocolate and festive music from Deo Gloria.
....and don't forget to come and shop with our vendors during the DBI Winter Lights event, Friday Dec 6 from 4 - 7 pm at Market Square Park!
NONPROFIT/COMMUNITY MEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
COMMUNITY ARTS INFORMATION OFFICE GALLERY
The gallery is located at 149 College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg.
Showing through November- Selections from the Virginia Tech collection will be featured.
Hahn Horticulture GardenWednesday Dec 4 from 12 to 2 PM
Introduction to Alcohol Ink Painting with Diane Relf
Make your own original Alcohol Ink abstract art tile, framed and ready to hang. Suitable for a holiday gift for family or friends.
November 14 – January 3
Exhibit: My Friend Earl
An exhibit of photos of Appalachia by Earl Palmer.
Courtesy: John Kline collection (Gentry Photos)
YMCA Thrift Store
Every Tuesday Regular Clothing 50% off
Every Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday, you have to come and visit the store to see what is on sale that day. Great deals!
Sundays-The Thrift Shop will be open 12-5pm for shopping as well as dropping off items at the dock.
The YMCA at Virginia Tech hours for reception of Thrift Store donations are as follows:
Monday through Saturday…..9 AM until 6 PM.
Sunday………………… ….12 PM until 4 PM.
For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:
Laureen Blakemore, Director