Holiday Happenings in RoCo

Across Roanoke County you will find many holiday events that are fun for the whole family. 

Christmas Tree Lighting

Come to the 20th Anniversary of the Roanoke County Tree Lighting ceremony on Mon., Dec. 4 from 6:30-8:30pm at the South County Library.

  • Hear music from the Cave Spring Jazz Band
  • Crafts and Activities for Kids
  • Teen Activities
  • Laser Engraved Ornaments (Available While Supplies Last)
  • Cookies and Cocoa
  • SANTA!

Illuminights Winter Walk of Lights

Brighten your nights and explore your holiday spirit through a dazzling world of over 650,000 lights at Illuminights Winter Walk of Lights at Explore Park. Purchase tickets here.

While you’re there, shop for artisan crafts, roast marshmallows around the campfire, and enjoy additional family activities on select nights. #Illuminights #ExplorePark #CenterInTheSquare

Parks & Recreation Holiday Events

Find more events here.

Gingerbread Cottage

If you are looking for something festive to do this holiday season, come to the South County Library to have your photo taken in our Gingerbread Cottage as part of the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce's Gingerbread Trail! Come and take your photos and tag us on socials! Find out more about the Gingerbread Trail on the Chamber's website.

Gingerbread Cottage

Santa at the Library

Meet Santa at your favorite RCPL location this year. He'll be making an appearance and you can tell him what you'd like for Christmas. Find an event near you here.

Letters to Santa

Drop off your letter to Santa at any RCPL location from December 1-23.

Soup Drive

Canned Food Drive

Explore Park and Center in the Square have partnered with Kroger to offer a canned food drive at Illuminights. All donations will benefit The Agape Center Vinton/Roanoke. The food drive will be available each night at Illuminights. The food drive donation box will be located at the Walk of Lights Trail Entrance and Explore Park Visitor Center.

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is on a mission to help create communities free of hunger and waste. Learn more about Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste foundation.