For more events and details please check out our Calendar of events


Stop.....then Shop!
A great way to spend a Saturday with the family- enjoy a free movie on us and then stop in for lunch at one of our wonderful downtown restaurants or do some shopping in one of our fabulous downtown stores! Or stop by Blacksburg Farmers Market for some wonderful local fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more! Open 10am-2pm Sat Feb 8.

December 20- "Polar Express"

January 10, 2015- TBA
February 7, 2015- TBA
March 7, 2015- TBA

Brought to you by:
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. & The Lyric Theatre


Get your PASSPORT to downtown savings!
Grab a passport at any participating downtown business and get it stamped for a special deal or discount! Take your passport around downtown Blacksburg and continue to get it stamped at participating businesses for more savings while you shop!

Participating businesses:
310 Rosemont, Blacksburg
Cabo Fish Taco
Cafe de Bangkok
Fringe Benefit
Gourmet Pantry
Greenhouse Boardshop
Heirloom Originals
High Peak Sportswear
Kent Jewelers
Lyric Theatre
Mad Dog
Matrix Gallery
Mish Mish, Inc.
Nice Dreams
Next Door Bake Shop
P. Buckley Moss Art Gallery
Social House
The Gallery Store
Uncommonly Gifted
YMCA Thrift Store

Shop Small with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has joined efforts with American Express and its Shop Small Business Saturday. Shoppers are encouraged to shop around the Towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Montgomery County seeking small businesses who are participating.

At each of the participating businesses, the shopper can enter their name in a drawing for five (5) - $200 gift cards to be held on December 2 at 9:00 am. There will be five winners. Many of the shoppers will be given recyclable shopping totes, pens, buttons, and other small favors.

Events such as this will be taking place around the country on November 29 in support of small business, which is the backbone of our economy.

Sponsored by
Freedom First Credit Union
Downtown Blacksburg Inc.
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
National Bank of Blacksburg
New River Bank



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

4-7pm Holiday Market, free hot chocolate and hot cider and more in the new Market Square Park

4:00pm Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Lyric (bring your own camera)

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

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

5-7pm Vote for your favorite Gingerbread House and support Valley Interfaith Child Care Center. At Kent Square

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

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

Calling all Tuba, Sousaphone and Euphonium players!

This year's TubaChristmas guest conductor will be Dr. David Ball, Director of Bands at Concord University and Virginia Tech Alum. TubaChristmas is sponsored by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., the School of Performing Arts, Music | Theatre | Cinema, the Marching Virginians and the Harvey Phillips Foundation.

Join in the fun as the town celebrates the Winter Lights Festival, with the annual lighting of the tree, parade, and Farmer's Market happenings. TubaChristmas will make this the best holiday celebration ever! Bring your tubas, euphoniums and all of your friends to downtown Blacksburg on Friday, December 5th, 2014. TubaChristmas performance - 6:00 pm, Henderson Lawn Square

Participants, please RSVP to

Schedule and Details:
• Parking: Kent Square Parking Garage – 207 Draper Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
• Registration: 3:00 to 4:00pm - $10.00 per musician (Department of Music, rm. 243, Squires Virginia Tech)
• Rehearsal: 4:00 to 5:15pm (Department of Music, rm. 243, Squires Virginia Tech)
• Break: 5:15pm to 6pm (Dinner will be provided for the musicians.) Pizza, cookies and water.
• Performance: 6pm to 7pm, (Henderson Lawn Square, Outside. Warm weather dress and plastic mouthpieces are in order.)
• Available for purchase: TubaChristmas hats and/or scarves – $20.00, Music ‘Carols for a MerryTubaChristmas -(6x10.5) $20.00, Commemorative buttons - $10.00.


Ladies Late Night shopping/dining

Thursday Dec 11, 4-8pm
Including free gift wrap, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.

Gents Late Night shopping/dining

Thursday Dec 18, 4-8pm
Including free gift wrap, personal shopping assistance, special discounts, refreshments and more.


Kent Square lobby will be transformed to a Winter Wonderland with decorated trees provided by downtown merchants and non profit groups.Nest Realty will host their 3rd annual Gingerbread House Contest to benefit Micah's Backpack at this location. 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 5-20

December 5th- Kick off the Voting with "Cookies & Candy Canes" compliments of our participating tree "artistes". 5-7pm in Kent Square lobby.

• 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 20 at 2:30pm at a special reception with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Kent Square. "Cookies, Candy Canes & Cocoa" provided.
Prize Drawing will take place - random voters will win Downtown Gift Certificates!

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director 

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 233  |  Blacksburg, Virginia 24063  |  (540) 951-0454  |