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Celebrate the Holidays in Blacksburg: Here are our Favorite Can’t-Miss Events

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The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. If you’re looking for some festive events to attend in Blacksburg, Virginia, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of five can’t-miss holiday activities that will keep you entertained all season long.

From our very own Fashions for Evergreens Christmas tree competition to a special New Year’s Eve dinner, our team shares our favorite local festivities, and there’s something for everyone!

So grab your calendar and start planning now. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the holidays in Blacksburg.

Holidays in Blacksburg Virginia

Fashions for Evergreens at The Inn at Virginia Tech

Trees on Display November 24-January 1

Stop by The Inn at Virginia Tech and cast your vote on one of our foyer’s creatively designed trees. This much-anticipated tree decorating contest fills our lobby and entrance area with trees decorated at a designer level by local businesses and organizations. 

Smithfield Yuletide Celebration

Sunday, December 11 | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon at Smithfield Plantation full of holiday cheer! The Yuletide Celebration will feature festive live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, carols by candlelight, and storytelling.

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A Christmas Story Movie Trivia at McClains

Wednesday, December 21 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Test your Christmas Story knowledge at McClains! With prizes & fun to be had, a festive trivia night could be the perfect way to truly embrace the holiday spirit.

Holiday Shopping, Downtown Blacksburg

All Season Long

Whether picking up a last-minute gift for Uncle Jay or stopping to enjoy a hot chocolate, downtown Blacksburg during the holidays is a delight. Take a stroll down the main streets and, visit all of our shops, find something special for someone you love (or yourself!).

Photo by Mario Mendez on Unsplash

Holiday Happenings at The Inn

In addition to Fashions for Evergreens, we have these other holiday events for you to enjoy!


Friday, December 9 & 16 | 6–8 pm.

Strolling carolers will ring in the season with Christmas carols and other holiday favorites.


Sunday, November 27 & December 4, 11, 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Come to Preston’s for a bountiful brunch buffet each Sunday this holiday season. Please call Preston’s at 540-231-0120 for reservations. Reservations required.


Saturday, December 24 | 5 pm.

Enjoy this festive night with a special plated meal at Preston’s. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Please call Preston’s at 540-231-0120 for reservations.


Sunday, December 25 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Brunch at Preston’s is always special, but the holiday season holds a unique charm. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and our genuine wishes for a joyous holiday. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Please call Preston’s at 540-231-0120 for reservations.


Saturday, December 31 | 5 pm.

Closeout 2022 “Inn”-style with a plated dinner and a champagne toast. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Please call Preston’s at 540-231-0120 for reservations.

A holiday trip to Blacksburg is the perfect way to experience the season’s magic. We hope you’ll join us for these holiday events and activities!

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