Roanoke, Virginia – The 39th Dickens of a Christmas has returned to Roanoke, bringing the city to life on Friday nights. For the first time since 2018, the Roanoke Christmas Parade returned this week.
Most of the residents waiting for the parade to start said they’re eager to see the Christmas lights and the floats.
Residents have been pleased to see these activities back as it is helping them continue their own family traditions.
“I’ve been coming down here since I was a baby and these are my children and I bring them down here every year,” Misty Spradlin said.
“It’s getting back to being normal and we just like to come see who is down here, and the people we see and all the decorations,” Lora Coleman said.
Families look forward to making memories in the years to come with exceptional events like this.
“I love it because we get to be out. The kids get to come home, be together, enjoy everything down here, and enjoy being together as a family, something we don’t always get to do,” Spradlin said.
The 39th annual Dickens of a Christmas will end on December 17. For additional information, visit its website.