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When making the life-changing decision to move to a new home, new town, or even new state, it’s important that you explore all aspects of the area you are considering. Are the mosquitoes bad in the summer? Do the fall leaves turn vivid enough colors? Does the neighborhood you are looking at have enough children your kid’s age? And the most important consideration of all: Does the area celebrate Christmas with enough flair and warmth to make it a viable option? Fortunately, when you consider the Smith Mountain Lake area for your next hometown, the answer to all the above questions, including that last, most important one, is a resounding yes, and this guide to Smith Mountain Lake Christmas festivities is all the proof you will need!

Annual Westlake Christmas Celebration & Tree Lighting, December 5th 

The Christmas season is starting earlier every year, according to the stores, but this celebration in Hardy at the Westlake Towne Centre takes place at a respectable time! Offering games, live entertainment, and a showing of a yet-to-be-named Christmas movie, the highlight of this event is, as always, the arrival of Santa Claus in his shiny red firetruck! Bring a new and unwrapped toy to get into the movie for free and spend a few hours in your new hometown enjoying the Christmas spirit with your entire family!

Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas, December 6th, 13th, and 20th

Giving you three chances to enjoy this nostalgic visit into the past, the Dickens of a Christmas is one of the most popular events of the season. Offering carriage rides and roasted chestnuts, a Kid Zone and carolers singing for their supper for the past 36 years, it also features specific events that only occur on certain days! On December 6 at 6:15 PM is the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting which just happens to be a personal favorite of ours! On the 13th, you can catch the City of Roanoke Christmas Parade at 6:30. And on the 20th, it’s the RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest, with registration starting at 5:30 PM (should you want to enter your own sweet fur baby!) and the actual contest beginning at 6:30 PM.

Lynchburg Tacky Lights Tour, December 18th at 5:30 PM

Because everyone needs a laugh, even at the most festive time of the year, the Lynchburg Tacky Lights Tour offers a tour of the most decorated homes in town; many of which aren’t tacky at all! Ooh and ahh along the way on the Parks and Recreation Tacky Lights Tour Bus and when the 45-minute ride has finished, head back to the Miller Center Community Room for cookies and hot cocoa; it just doesn’t get more festive than this! 

A Lot of Smith Mountain Lake Christmas Choices, Not a Lot of Time

This is just a small sampling of what is available around Smith Mountain Lake Christmas. You might also want to check out Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, where they host ever-popular Holiday Candlelight Tours throughout the month! Christmas is not that far away, and if you want to get your decorations out of storage and onto the tree, give us a call today! Our agents at Smith Mountain Lake Properties are ready, willing, and eager to help you find the Christmas cottage of your dreams!