Roanoke's Old-Fashioned Christmas

Mark your calendars for Roanoke's Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade & Event taking place on Saturday, December 1!

5:00 PM: Festivities begin on Oak Street! Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Visitors Center and Museum, strolling carolers and carriage rides! 

6:00 PM: The parade kicks-off and the Christmas tree is lit in Austin Street Plaza!

6:30 PM: After the parade, head to the Roanoke Recreation Center for children's crafts, photos with Santa, bounce houses, refreshments and even more holiday fun!

Be a Part of the Christmas Parade


The City of Roanoke would like to invite your group to participate in the 2018 Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 1st, stepping-off at 6:00 PM. This year’s theme – Christmas Songs/Stories. 

Parade entry forms are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 26. For more information or to download the application, click the link to the left! 


Event Parking


Event parking will be available in the City parking garage, parking lots, at the Roanoke Recreation Center, Library, Community Center, Pool and Soccer Complex.

Christmas Parade Route 2018
Christmas Event 2018