Downtown Roanoke will come alive on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, for their Christmas in the Village celebration.
On Friday, participants are encouraged to be downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. to shop at local stores.
A lighted parade bringing Santa into town will take place at 7 p.m. The parade will begin near Third and Main streets and end at First and Main streets.
After the parade, families may go to the Parker Grace Tea Room and A Spoonful of Sugar, 138 First St., Roanoke, to visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus, enjoy cookies on the lawn, join in for a Christmas sing-along with Santa and more.
On Saturday, interested parties may shop and dine at the local businesses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids will also be able to do an Ornament Make and Take at Moose & Mollie's 171 E. Second St., Roanoke, from 1 to 4 p.m. that day.