The holiday season is upon us.
Here is a list of parades for hometowns throughout the area:
Bedford Christmas Parade
Time/location: 12 p.m. Saturday, December 3. The rain date will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4.
Parade route: The parade starts at Peaks Street from College Street to North Bridge Street to East Main Street to Washington Street to Center Street, West Main to 4th Street to Macon Street to Summit Street to the entrance to the Winin Dixie Parking Lot.
Additional information: www.centertownbedford.com
Blacksburg Christmas Parade
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 in downtown Blacksburg. Rain date Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1pm
4-7 pm: Holiday Gift Market, Market Square Park
4-5:30 pm: Pictures with Santa at The Lyric Theatre (bring your own camera)
5:30 pm: Tree lighting and music provided by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.
6 pm: TubaChristmas, Market Square Park.
7 pm: Parade, Cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K.
Buchanan Holiday Parade
Time/location: 4-6 p.m., Saturday, December 10 on Main Street in downtown Buchanan.
Phone: (540) 254-1212
Fax: (540) 254-2609
Buena Vista Christmas Parade
Time/location:7 p.m., December1, Downtown Buena Vista.
Phone number: 540-261-7321.
Additional information: Bring your family and friends out for 'A Christmas to Remember.' This annual downtown Christmas Parade features nearly 100 floats and entries.
Clifton Forge Holiday Parade
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Parade begins at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets.
Christiansburg Christmas Parade
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, December 9th on Main Street in downtown Christiansburg. Inclement weather date: Monday, December 12th at 7pm (in case of inclement weather, the decision will be made by noon on December 9th to postpone the parade).
Additional info: Come out and support your community organizations, businesses, churches, clubs, schools, troops and heroes.
Craig County Christmas Parade
Time/location: 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3. The parade starts on court street.
Additional info: Everyone is welcome. There will be lots of floats, firetrucks, clowns and candy from the Fairgrounds to the Courthouse. You can have your picture taken with Santa at Locust Mountain Grill.
Danville Christmas Parade
Time/location: 6 p.m. Saturday, December 10. The parade starts at Main and Ridge Streets and ends at the Community Market on Craghead Street.
Additional info: Welcome the Holiday season with an array of floats, bands, and an appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Fincastle Christmas Parade
Time/location: 2 p.m., December 3
Phone number: 540-473-2200
Time/location: 4 p.m. Sunday, December 4
Iron Gate Christmas Parade
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
Lexington Christmas Parade
Time location: 6:30 p.m., Friday December 2 on South Main Street.
Phone: (540) 463-5375
Lynchburg Christmas Parade
Time/location: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, December 4 on Main Street.
Phone: (434) 528-3950
Max Meadows Christmas Parade
Time/location: 1 p.m. Saturday, December 3. The parade lineup is at Max Meadows Elementary School.
Additional info: The parade will have old tractors, antique vehicles, fire trucks, police and the Fort Chiswell High School Band.
Millboro Volutneer Fire Department Christmas Parade
3 p.m. Dec. 11. Santa will be at the fire house after the parade.
Pearisburg Christmas Parade
4 p.m. Dec. 4. Line up will be on Mt. Lake Ave. Parade will follow Main St. to Wenonah Ave., Wenonah Ave. to French St., and end on Mt. Lake Ave.
Pulaski Christmas Parade
Time/location: 7 p.m. Thursday, December 1. Tree lighting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Jackson Park.
Radford Christmas Parade
Time/location: 4 p.m., Saturday Dec. 3.
Route: East Main Street proceeding West to Central Square Parking Lot (Sal’s Restaurant).
Information: email@example.com, (540) 639-4562 or click here.
Roanoke City Christmas Parade
Time/location: 6:30 p.m. December 9. The parade starts at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Jefferson Street. It continues north on Jefferson Street to Campbell Avenue, then east on Campbell to Market Square.
Additional information: Costumed characters, horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, marching bands, jugglers, and numerous community groups all highlighting various holiday traditions.
Rocky Mount Christmas Parade
Time/location: 3 p.m. December 4. Lineup starts at 1:30 p.m. on Tanyard Road.
Additional information: This year's theme is "Peace."
Salem Christmas Parade
Time/location: 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 2 at the intersection of Main and Broad Streets.
Additional information: More than 100 marching bands and other units, including nine bands and Saunta Claus. Handicapped access and public transportation available.
Location: Main and Broad Streets.
Phone number: (540) 387-0267
Fax Number: (540) 387-4110
South Boston Christmas Parade
Time/location: 5 p.m. Saturday, December 3 on Main Street.
Phone: (434) 575-4208
Vinton Christmas Parade
Time/location: 7 p.m. December 1. Festivities at the Vinton War Memorial following the parade. Inclement weather date will be Saturday, December 3rd at 10 am.
Additional information: The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the parade.
Waynesboro Holiday Parade
Time/location: 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3. The parade route is from Arch Ave. to W. Main St.
Phone: (540) 942-6735
Wytheville Christmas Parade
Time/location: 6 p.m. Saturday, December 9 on Main Street.
Theme: Silent Night, Holy Night.