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Holiday Trees in Kent Square

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Kent Square lobby has been transformed to a Winter Wonderland with 16 decorated trees provided by downtown merchants and non profit groups.Dec2013 016

Trees have been decorated by:

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Bollo’s/Gillie’s
Bookholders
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.
Eucalyptus Massage Studio
First Bank of Virginia
Kent Jewelers
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club
New Life Christian Fellowship
NRV Association of Realtors
Pointe West Management
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Town of Blacksburg Neighborhood Services
Tuck Chiropractic
Uncommonly Gifted
YMCA at Virginia Tech

Park in Kent Square Parking Garage and bring the family to enjoy this spectacular new addition to the holidays in Downtown Blacksburg.

Voting for your favorite tree takes place from December 6-21

• Collect your ballot from Kent Jewelers, First Bank of Virginia or Uncommonly Gifted.
• Visit the trees in Kent Square and choose your favorite
• Return your completed ballot to any of the 3 locations & be entered to win PRIZES
• The winning tree will be announced Saturday Dec 21 at 1:30pm at a special reception in Kent Square.
Prize Drawing will take place!

Saturday December 21- Awards Reception- with “Cookies, Candy Canes & Cocoa”, Santa and Mrs Claus and YOU!

All are welcome. The winning tree will be announced and awarded. A random drawing will take place of all voters. Winners will receive Downtown Gift Certificates – the perfect holiday gift!

Event starts at 1:30pm.

Don’t forget to head down to The Lyric at 3pm for the FREE MOVIE- Home Alone- a gift to you from Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theatre

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Downtown Blacksburg for the holidays

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

4-7pm Crafts, Holiday Market, free hot chocolate and hot cider, Holiday music by Sharon Stacy in Market Square Park

4:00pm-5:30pm Pictures with Santa & Mrs Claus at The Lyric (bring your own camera)

4:30pm Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale singing at Market Square Park

5:00pm Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale singing on Henderson Lawn Stage

5:40pm Tree lighting with Mayor Rordam, Santa & Mrs Claus, music from the Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale. Live on WSLS 10

6:00pm TubaChristmas co-sponsored by the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech on Henderson Lawn Stage

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

Holiday Trees in Kent Square
Kent Square lobby will be transformed to a Winter Wonderland with 16 decorated trees provided by downtown merchants and non profit groups. Park in Kent Square Parking Garage and bring the family to enjoy this spectacular new addition to the holidays in Downtown Blacksburg.
Voting for your favorite tree takes place from December 6-21
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• Collect your ballot from Kent Jewelers, First Bank of Virginia or Uncommonly Gifted.
• Visit the trees in Kent Square and choose your favorite
• Return your completed ballot to any of the 3 locations & be entered to win PRIZES
• The winning tree will be announced Saturday Dec 21 at 1:30pm at a special reception in Kent Square.
Prize Drawing will take place!

Friday Dec 6- Kick off the Voting with “Cookies, Candy Canes and Cocoa” compliments of our participating tree “artistes”. 5-7pm in Kent Square lobby.

 

Special Holiday Shopping Night Events Downtown
Ladies Night- December 12, 4-8pm
Gents Night- December 19, 4-8pm
Featuring  free gift wrapping, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.

In addition to these special events most downtown stores will be open later most nights and will also open on Sundays to provide you with plenty of Holiday Shopping Opportunities.

 

FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE

A gift to the community from Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and Thehome Lyric Theatre.

Saturday 21 December at 3pm

Join us for a free showing of “Home Alone”

Santa and Mrs Claus will be making appearances at various downtown holiday events. Details and dates to follow soon!

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Happy Holidays in Downtown Blacksburg!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Need more Tuba………….to participate in the 4th annual Downtown Blacksburg TubaChristmas!
TUBACHRISTMAS events are presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974.
TubaChristmas in Blacksburg is sponsored and presented by Downtown Blacksburg Inc and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech.

BLACKSBURG – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 – TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Blacksburg Farmers Market Square
REGISTRATION: 3:00 pm, Virginia Tech., Department of Music, Squires room 243
REHEARSAL: 4:00 pm, same
PARKING: Kent Square garage, 207 Draper Rd.
CONDUCTOR: Dr. Dave Ball
COORDINATOR: Elizabeth Crone 540-998-5972

For more information or to sign up to play in TubaChristmas please contact Elizabeth Crone at ecrone@vt.edu

Winter Lights Festival

Friday, December 7, 2012

Downtown Merchants annual Open House- 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!
4:00-7:00pm Holiday Gift Market, with free hot chocolate and hot cider from DBI & more in Market Square Park
4:00- 5:30pm- Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Lyric (bring your own camera)
5:00pm Caroling with Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale in Market Square Park
5:30pm Tree lighting with music from the Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale on Henderson Lawn
6:00pm TubaChristmas in Market Square Park.Co-sponsored by the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech
7:00pm Holiday Parade co-sponsored by Blacksburg Parks & Recreation Department &Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K

Holiday Gift Market Vendors:
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The Green Market – fresh produce and preserves
Birdsong Farm – beeswax candles, soaps, etc.
Mystic River – lavender products
Greenstar Farm – fresh produce, vintage jewelry
Beyond Homemade – baked goods
Little Blue Woman – candles
Honeywood – wooden bowls, etc.
Sterling Bridge Dairy – cheese
Cavalier Farms – produce, preserves, eggs, meat
Buckeye Mountain Forge – ironware
Les Delectables – baked goods
Under the Green Umbrella – baked goods, salsas, cider and lemonade
Friends of the Farmers Market – market t-shirts, posters, aprons
Jen Richter & Jenny Huffman-Christmas cards, art prints, handmade books, some original paintings
Alexander Black House- Holiday cards & ornaments.
Kourtney Hunter – fresh Christmas wreaths
Spangler Family Farm – popping corn (in gift bags – unpopped)

Eucalyptus Massage Therapy Art Show & Open House

Friday December 7th, 4-8pm
Come meet George Wills, featured artist, and the staff of Eucalyptus!
We now have custom therapeutic jewelry
for anxiety and stress reduction and locally crafted gifts!
Holiday Gift Certificates Online or during desk hours!

An Artful Open House

In The Artful Lawyer, at The Creekmore Law Firm
Friday Dec 7, 4-6:30pm
With the sounds of Deo Gloria in your ears, and the anticipation of another Tuba Christmas and parade in your heart, add some artful cheer to your evening with us! We will have new art on the walls, from artists who showed with us over the past year to a preview of artists to come in 2013. Christmas cookies and drinks will be served as we gather together before the tree lighting as well. All are welcome!

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc & The Lyric Theatre invite you to a FREE movie

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December 8- 3pm
Santa and Mrs Claus will be available for pictures following the movie in the lobby. Bring your own camera.
Happy Holidays from
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.& the Lyric Theatre

Main Street Inn- Holiday Open House December 9

Please come and enjoy Main Street Inn ‘s warm and festive Holiday setting. The Holidays bring out the best in all so please have a seat in our welcoming lobby and warm yourself with the crackling fireplace. We will be serving hot cider with cinnamon sticks and freshly baked holiday cookies. We will offer tours of our accommodations and an overabundance of holiday spirit. “Make a Night of It” when you visit Main Street Inn on Sunday, December 9 for the VICCC Holiday Open House Tour and receive 15% off your stay. We look forward to hosting you this holiday season!

Nest Realty – Holiday Open House December 9

We are participating in the 3rd annual Holiday Open House Tour to benefit the Valley Interfaith Childcare Center on December 9 from 1-5pm. Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer as you tour homes, gardens and businesses in Blacksburg. Nest Realty will be hosting a gingerbread house decorating contest and the decorated houses will be on display for guests to view and vote on their favorite during the tour. The entry fee is $10 and you will receive a pre-made gingerbread house to decorate as you choose! The winner will receive lots of accolades as well as a donation made in their name to VICCC. Come by Nest today to get your gingerbread house or contact Tina Merritt and she will have one delivered to you. 540-440-1678 tina@nestrealtygroup.com. Get your creativity on and support VICCC! You can also purchase tour tickets in advance at Nest Realty, 400 N. Main St.

Special Holiday Shopping Nights

Dec 13- 4-8pm- Ladies Night
Dec 20- 4-8pm- Gents Night
Including free gift wrap, personal shopping assistance, wish list creation,special discounts, refreshments and so much more.

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Let the holidays commence!

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Winter Lights Festival with TubaChristmas

Friday Dec 3rd – 4-8pm

Get ready for the biggest holiday event of the year in beautiful Downtown Blacksburg. The perfect time of the year to truly support your local merchants as we pull out all the stops to bring you a real Hometown Holiday!

Activities in Market Square Park 4-8pm

Holiday Market, Funnel Cakes and Kettle Corn

Free Hot Cocoa and Hot Cider from Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.

TubaChristmas at 6 pm- Co-sponsored by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc & the Department of Music at Virginia Tech.

Activities around the Downtown area 4-8pm

Blacksburg Children’s Chorale singing in The Lyric- 4:15pm

Percheron Carriages of McArthur Inn- carriage rides around the downtown area (subsidized fee applies).

Pictures with Santa in the Lyric- 4:30pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Henderson Lawn- 5:30pm

Deo Gloria strolling the streets

Art Crawl round the downtown Galleries- Community Arts Information Office, Art Pannonia, Matrix Gallery, The Gallery at Mish Mish, Main Lee Art, Miller off Main- 5-7pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Open House at participating businesses- including free gift wrap, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.
• In Balance Yoga will offer 20% off all class packages and 25% off all retail with Special Holiday Gift Packages on sale also!
• Gourmet Pantry-tasty treats to snack on while you shop.
• South Main Chiropractic- The clinic will have both doctors on hand to answer any health-related questions along with offering no-cost consultations during the open house. Massage Therapist-giving free chair massages.
• Main Street Inn -Peppermints and hot chocolate by the fire.
• Fringe Benefit
• Matrix Gallery
• Main Lee Art- Art Crawl Reception
• Clay Corner Inn- cookie bar and hot cider
• 310 Rosemont- Christmas cookies & holiday treats
• Kent Jewelers’-Relax with an espresso while children make beaded jewelry for the holidays!
• Mad Dog
• Rita’s- buy a gift card of $10 or more and get one free treat
• Ben & Jerry’s
• Gillie’s- holiday jazz with Mood Swing 6-8:30pm
• Café de Bangkok- 10% off meal purchase
• Next Door Bake Shop- 10% off

 

Ladies Late Night Holiday Shopping- Thursday 9th Dec 4-8pm

- including free gift wrap, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.

• Main Street Inn- Make a night of it. 10% off room rate
• Ben & Jerry’s
• Fringe Benefit
• Matrix Gallery
• Gourmet Pantry- great gifts, excellent service and a fun night out!
• Main Lee Art- make a holiday ornament while enjoying a hot beverage.
• Poor Billy’s
• 310 Rosemont
• Kent Jewelers- Holiday gift for everyone! Free jewelry inspection and cleaning while enjoying Hors d’œuvres
• Mad Dog- wine & cheese
• Rita’s- buy a gift card of $10 or more and get one free treat
• Gillie’s -acoustic favorites with Bobby Parker 7-9:30pm
• Café de Bangkok- 10% off meal purchase
• Next Door Bake Shop- 10% off

Gents Late Night Holiday Shopping- Thursday 16th Dec 4-8pm

- including free gift wrap, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.
• Main Street Inn- Make a night of it. 10% off room rate
• Fringe Benefit
• Matrix Gallery
• Gourmet Pantry- champagne, tasty treats and a store full of great gifts.
• Main Lee Art- make a holiday ornament while enjoying a hot beverage.
• Poor Billy’s
• 310 Rosemont
• Kent Jewelers’- Hang out with the guys and play blackjack for discounts on jewelry. Enjoy chili, wings, and beverages on us while you get your Christmas shopping done early.
• Mad Dog
• Rita’s- buy a gift card of $10 or more and get one free treat
• Ben & Jerry’s
• Gillie’s – bluegrass with The Java Brothers 7-9:30pm
• Café de Bangkok- 10% off meal purchase
• Next Door Bake Shop- 10% off

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