Thursday December 9, 2010
When you buy a new home from Roanoke custom home builder Boone Homes in a new home in neighborhoods like Devoncroft and Hampshire, you are buying more than just a quality home in a great neighborhood within the best school districts. You are signing up for the experience of living in charming Roanoke. Roanoke is known as a city of festivals from Local Colors to Festival in the Park and many, many more. December 3 marks the beginning of a nearly 30 year Roanoke festival tradition, Dickens of a Christmas.
Dickens, as it is locally known, sees the downtown historic market transform into a Victorian Christmas wonderland complete with chestnuts roasting, carolers decked out in Victorian finery, street performers and carriage rides. Shops on the Market stay open late so visitors can do a bit of holiday shopping as well. The festival runs each Friday in December leading up to Christmas from 6-10 pm, with special features each week. To kick off the festival there will be a the lighting of the City Christmas tree on December 3th, December 10th will host the annual Christmas Parade and the festivities will wrap up on December 17th with the SPCA’s Pet Costume Contest. Dickens of a Christmas is a Roanoke tradition to not be missed.
In a time when many towns seem to have lost some of their charm, Roanoke has managed to hold onto it, making it a great place to settle down and raise a family or enjoy into retirement. Whatever stage of life you and your family are in Boone Homes has a community and a home for you. Please contact Tim Garrison at (540) 278-1369 to discuss your perfect match today.