December Local Area Events

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11 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
Hosted by Downtown Roanoke, Inc.
Each Tuesday (12/4, 12/11, and 12/18), customers will be able to park in one of the participating garages for free between 10:00am - 9:00pm.
The program is a collaboration between Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and PARK Roanoke.
Participating Garages include:
Center in the Square Garage – 11 Campbell Ave SE
Church Avenue Garage – 121 Church Ave SW
Tower Garage – 19 Norfolk Ave SE
Campbell Garage – 335 Campbell Ave SW

Public Skate at Berglund Center (Coliseum)
Admission: $6
Skate Rentals: $2

December Dates:
16th: 2-5pm (Skate with Santa)
19th: 5-8pm
20th: 2-5pm
21st: 2-5pm
23rd: 2-5pm
26th: 2-5pm
27th: 2-5pm
28th: 2-5pm (DJ Skate)
30th: 2-5pm

(Skate/slide time is UNLIMITED on the day of purchase.)
Ice skating admission = $6
Skate rentals = $2
Ice slide = $3
Purchase all 3 (skate, skates and slide) = $10
Purchase a season pass for just $75 to skate and SLIDE any time Elmwood on Ice is open!
2018-2019 Hours:
Monday & Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday & Thursday - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday - 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Holiday schedule:
On days that Roanoke City Schools are out, open 11:00am – 10:00pm (see above)!
Limited hours: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
Visit for more information.
Private Rentals are available. For more information, email


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Holiday Village
Dec 14 - Dec 24
Explore your holiday spirit! We're filling the park with exciting activities, crafts, food, music and more. Start out at the village of lights for one of the area's best Christmas light displays and a preview of an even bigger event to come in 2019. Experience time with Santa and let kids shop on their own at the North Pole Emporium. Have a taste of the holidays with food vendors and a beer and wine pavilion on site. Relax by the campfire for stories and s'mores while listening to live music each night. Browse the work of local artisans at our Christmas Market. This is a FREE event, and all concessions and merchandise proceeds go to benefit Center in the Square and Explore Park.


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Public Skate (Skate with Santa)
Sun Dec 16~2 PM
$25 a person
Click the link above to learn how to register.
The annual Children's Christmas Party from 3pm to 5pm time. Children 12 and under may come enjoy games, snacks and a visit from SANTA!
This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so feel free to share with your friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc.
For more information, to RSVP, or to donate snacks and goodies for the party, contact Andrea: 540-588-9760


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New Years at Noon
Mon Dec 31~10 AM

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Big Lick Downtown Countdown
Mon Dec 31~7:30 PM
Featuring massive outdoor AND indoor parties with entertainment by The Worx, The Low Low Chariot and DJ Flex with our Time Square Style Party on Market Square as well as Center in the Square's beautiful atrium, incredible Pinball Museum and the new VIP Charter Hall Party on the top floor of the historic Market Building!
 Signature Roanoke Star Rise at Midnight with a replica of the famous Roanoke Star projected up the Center in the Square Building bringing us into 2019!
Enjoy incredible food in nearby restaurants plus on site vendors, beverages including local craft brews, favorites and mixed beverages.
Tickets on sale Friday, Oct 26th at 10am at Center in the Square's box office, online at or call 540.224.1200!
Sponsored by Budweiser, WFXR News, 94.9 Star Country and K92.
To benefit Center in the Square with Big Lick Entertainment.

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