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Our Favorite Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Blacksburg for 2023

By: Inn at Virginia Tech / 10 Nov 2023
Our Favorite Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Blacksburg for 2023
The town of Blacksburg, Virginia is idyllic during the holiday season. It is charming and picturesque; nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, some would say it's the perfect place to create lasting holiday memories with your family.
Whether you're a resident or just passing through, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to get excited about during the holiday season.

Holiday Events in Blacksburg

In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best holiday happenings in Blacksburg that will bring joy and festive cheer to your family.

Holiday Market at Blacksburg Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday, November 4 – December 22, 2023, 9 am to 2 pm
Discover the joy of the season at the Holiday Market at Blacksburg Farmer's Market, where the community comes together to celebrate the festive spirit every Saturday.
This family-friendly event invites you to explore an array of local stalls brimming with fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and unique holiday gifts. Indulge in the scents and flavors of the season with homemade baked goods and delicious prepared foods, perfect for any holiday table.
The market is not just a place to shop; it's a vibrant experience with holiday music filling the air and activities that will delight the little ones, making it an ideal destination for family outings.
Visit Blacksburg Farmers Market for more details. 

Sunday Holiday Brunch Series

When: November 26 and December 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Elevate your holiday season with our Sunday Holiday Brunch at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
These special brunches are a treat for the senses, offering a lavish spread of breakfast and lunch favorites with a holiday twist. From sweet pastries and fresh fruits to savory carvings and signature entrees, there is something to satisfy everyone in the family.
Set against the backdrop of our festive decor, the Sunday Holiday Brunch series is an excellent opportunity for families to gather and enjoy the warmth of the holiday season in a relaxed and refined setting.
Join us for one or all of these dates to savor the holiday flavors and create new traditions.

Fashions for Evergreens at the Inn at Virginia Tech

When: Trees on display November 23, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Fashions for Evergreens - Inn at Virginia Tech
Step into a winter wonderland of creativity and holiday spirit at the "Fashions for Evergreens" event at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
This annual tradition showcases a stunning collection of uniquely decorated Christmas trees designed and adorned by local businesses and organizations. As you stroll through this festive display, you and your family can marvel at the twinkling lights, imaginative themes, and the exquisite detail of each evergreen. It's an interactive holiday experience where you can cast a vote for your favorite tree.
Whether starting a new family tradition or continuing an old one, "Fashions for Evergreens" provides a perfect backdrop for holiday photos and memories that will last a lifetime.
Join us for an enchanting exhibit that truly captures the essence of the holiday season.

The Annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Blacksburg

When: First Friday in December
Get ready to ring in the holiday cheer with the beloved Blacksburg Annual Holiday Parade!
This festive highlight of the season brings the streets to life with vibrant floats, the lively tunes of marching bands, enthusiastic community groups, and the star of the show—Santa Claus!
Join the community along Prices Fork and Stanger Streets for a parade brimming with joy and celebration. It's the perfect family outing, offering a charming spectacle that will delight both the young and the young at heart.
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Holiday Carols at The Inn at Virginia Tech

When: December 8, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Holidays in Blacksburg Carolers
As you step into the festively decorated lobby of The Inn, you'll be greeted by the melodic voices of local carolers. Their repertoire will include a mix of classic carols and modern holiday favorites, ensuring that there's something to spark the holiday spirit in each family member. Children will be delighted by the chance to sing along to the tunes they've come to love, and adults will appreciate the nostalgia that comes with time-honored holiday traditions.

Blacksburg Master Chorale: "Messiah"

When: December 17, 2023, 4:00 pm
A delight for kids and adults alike, experience the majestic sounds of the season as the Blacksburg Master Chorale (BMC), accompanied by esteemed soloists and a full professional orchestra, performs Handel's revered oratorio, "Messiah." This holiday masterpiece will come to life in the Fife Theatre, with over 80 chorale members lending their voices to the powerful "Hallelujah Chorus."
George Frideric Handel, a master of the German Baroque period, shifted his focus to oratorios when his opera work faltered due to low subscription rates. Handel's oratorios, including the 22 he composed, are concert operas centered on sacred themes performed without theatrical staging. "Messiah," created in just 24 days in 1741, became increasingly popular after the 1750s. Even following Handel's passing, the piece continued to resonate globally, evolving with new arrangements and orchestrations to suit the evolving musical preferences of listeners through the centuries. Don't miss this opportunity to be enveloped by the rich history and splendid sound of "Messiah" this holiday season.
See Event Website for Details: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech

Broadway in Roanoke: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

When: December 20, 2023, Times – TBA
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE offers a mesmerizing blend of Broadway glamour and circus excitement, perfect for family holiday entertainment. As the theater lights dim and festive music fills the air, a world of holiday magic unfolds on stage. With acrobatic storybook characters, live twists on classic carols, and vibrant new sets, this show captivates the young and young at heart. It's an enchanting production that promises to leave families with twinkling eyes and cherished holiday memories.
Learn more: ​​Berglund Center

Christmas Eve Feast at The Inn at Virginia Tech

When: December 24, 2023, 5:00 pm
Holidays in Blacksburg Plate
Join us for a festive Christmas Eve Feast at The Inn at Virginia Tech. Our holiday spread will feature traditional favorites and new gourmet delights in a beautifully decorated setting with holiday music to set the festive mood. It's the perfect way to enjoy a cozy, memorable evening with family on this special night.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Prestons

When: December 31, 2023, 5:00 pm
Bid farewell to the year in style with a New Year's Eve Dinner at Prestons at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
This exclusive dining event is ideal for celebrating the past year's memories and toasting the new beginnings ahead.
Our chefs have crafted a luxurious menu featuring gourmet dishes that cater to all palates; each course paired perfectly with our selection of fine wines. As the clock winds down to midnight, enjoy the elegant ambiance and the company of loved ones in our festive dining room. Make your last meal of the year a memorable one at The Inn.
Blacksburg, VA, offers a delightful array of family-friendly holiday activities that are sure to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones. So, mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the holiday season in Blacksburg, where the warmth of the community matches the warmth of the season itself. Happy holidays!

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