Blacksburg Parade December 4, 2009

BLACKSBURG – We apologize for an error in the report about Blacksburg Parade.  The correct date is Friday, December 4th.

Schedule of holiday events from the Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg

(www.downtownblacksburg.com)

December 4th: 4:30- 8:00 pm Winter Lights Festival- Sounds of The Seasons

Tuba Christmas is coming to Blacksburg to join in the ‘Sounds of the Season’ holiday festivities. The Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, the Lyric Theatre and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech partner to bring you a Merry TubaChristmas! Bring your tubas, euphoniums and all of your friends to downtown Blacksburg.

WE NEED TUBA PLAYERS! Contact events@downtownblacksburg.com for details and registration packet.

Downtown Merchants annual Open Houses- 4-8pm, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.

Deo Gloria will stroll through the stores and streets caroling as they go!

4-7pmHoliday Farmer’s Market, Crafts, Funnel Cakes, free hot chocolate and hot cider, Student Government Association- selling Hokie Basketball shirts, Blacksburg Junior Master Chorale Bake Sale, Christiansburg- Blacksburg Rotary Club, Historical Smithfield Plantation,and more in the new Market Square Park, (Farmer’s Market space)

4:30pm Pictures with Santa at The Lyric (bring your own camera)

5-7PM: Opening Reception and Book Signing for Signs of Dysfunction at the Mish Mish Gallery
In the show are photographs from the new book, Signs of Dysfunction by local photographer Kirk Carter. The show and book depict the subtext of signage through photos of incomplete, vandalized, weathered, painted-over and otherwise remarkably useless signs. Most of the photos were taken in or near Southwest Virginia. Framed prints and copies of the book will be available for purchase during the run of the show, December 4-31.

5:30pm Tree lighting with music from the Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale

6:00pm TubaChristmas co-sponsored by the Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, the Lyric Theatre and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech

7:00pm Holiday Parade co-sponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K

Holiday Shopping Specials

Dec 4th– The Downtown Merchants hold their annual Open House- 4-8pm, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.

Thursday Dec 10th – Downtown Merchants host “Ladies Late Night Shopping”- 4-8pm, free gift wrap, gift wish list, snacks and beverages and much more.

Thursday Dec 17th
– Downtown Merchants host “Gentlemen’s Late Night Shopping”- 4-8pm, free gift wrap, gift wish list, snacks and beverages and much more.

Participating merchants include: Fringe Benefit, Matrix Gallery, Xanadu,  Bookholders, Kent Jewelers, Bollo’s, Gillie’s, Mad Dog,Homebody, Tech Bookstore, Campus Cruizers, Gourmet Pantry, Capone’s, 310 Rosemont, Awful Arthur’s and Champ’s. Please check back for regular updates!

Visit Main Street Inn during these events for free gift wrapping, hot cocoa and holiday cookies by the fireside!

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