Small Town Holidays

Spend the holidays in Floyd, VA where the whole family can create new traditions and lasting memories. From watching the annual holiday parade, picking out your Christmas Tree, shopping holiday gifts from local artisans, watching the second annual Town of Floyd Christmas Tree Lighting, and more, there is a little bit of everything for the whole family. Start planning your trip!

Upcoming Holiday Events:

Floyd County Annual Christmas Holiday Parade, Nov. 26th at 3 pm. The annual Christmas Parade starts at the Mayberry Funeral Home towards the stoplight, turns right on to East Main Street, and ends at Barberry Road.

Floyd Holiday Artisan Market, Farmer's Market Pavilion, Nov 26th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Shop Looking to start your holiday shopping adventures? Shop local with numerous Floyd Artisans at the Floyd Holiday Artisan Market.

Floyd Holiday Vendor Market, Skyline Bank Lower Parking Lot, Nov 26th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Shop local from numerous craft artisans and businesses.

Earth Dance Holiday Celebration, Fri. Dec 1, 10-7; Sat. Dec 2. 10-6 and Sun Dec 3, 12-4. Come join us at Earth Dance Jewelry & Gems’ Holiday Celebration — with daily door prizes (Including $50 Gift Certificates), Specials & Refreshments.

Holiday Open House at The Station, Dec 1st from 4 - 7 pm. Join our wonderful shops, including Troika, Jeanie O'Neill Gallery, and more at The Station in Uptown Floyd this Friday, December 1st for our Holiday Open House from 4 – 7 PM. Be sure to come out and ring in the holidays with us!

Featured Artist J. Wade Billeisen Reception and Holiday Open House, Phoenix Harwoods, Dec 1st from 5 - 8 pm. Artist J. Wade Billeisen will be meeting the public to discuss his work, inspired by the rural surroundings of Floyd County and the Blue Ridge. Refreshments will be served and the work of many local artists, the timeless furniture and handcrafted woodwork of Phoenix Hardwoods, will all be on display!

The Official Floyd Community Tree Lighting, Warren G. Lineberry Park, Dec 1st from 5 -7 pm. Join our community for the second annual Floyd Christmas Tree Lighting. Activities for the whole family include music, hand bells and carolers, family photos, fresh hot cocoa and more.

Winterfest Holiday Craft Show and Festival of Trees, Floyd Center for the Arts, Dec 2nd and 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm. Shop Locally -- we have so many talented artisans selling their work at this year's Winterfest! The 29th Annual Winterfest Arts Crafts Festival will feature more than 30 local artisans and vendors offering a wide variety of art, crafts and goods.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop, Floyd Country Store, Dec 6th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Handmade Music School presents a Holiday Wreath Workshop with Stephanie Wolf at The Floyd Country Store on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Cost is $50 and includes materials.

Photos with Santa, Citizens Telephone Coop, Dec 9th from 9 am to 1 pm. Join us at Citizens on Saturday, December 9th, from 9 am to 1 pm to visit with Santa & Mrs Claus. We will have fun activities for kids while waiting for their turn with Ole St Nick!

Holiday Open House, Anne Vaughan Designs, Dec. 9th 10am-5pm and Dec. 10th 11am-4pm. Get ready and join the AVD team and ring in the holiday season with the return of our signature holiday shopping event! We are moving our studio and taking over the Innovation Center Saturday December 9th and Sunday December 10th with good cheer, tasty hor’devours and festive drinks, including our holiday bourbon tasting! Enjoy festive live music while you shop three areas of jewelry with all collections, one of a kind, as well as end of year holiday specials all weekend!All attendees who RSVP will receive a complimentary holiday gift, and you will also be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to be given away Saturday and Sunday!

Country Christmas Tea, Moonlight Manor Bed and Breakfast, Dec 10th. Come and celebrate a festive Country Christmas Tea with us on Sunday, December 10th, at 1 or 4pm at Moonlight Manor Bed and Breakfast. Your ticket covers a delightful spread of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, paired with delicious cookies and light refreshments. Immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere with Christmas music and create enchanting memories with us. $25 per person.

Holiday Basket Weaving Workshop, Floyd Country Store, Dec 13th. The Handmade Music School and The Floyd County Store present a Holiday Basket Weaving Workshop with Kathy Dulaney at The Floyd Country Store on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. Cost is $30 and includes all the materials. Participants will weave a tiny 4″ ribbed basket that can be decorated with Christmas greenery and Christmas motif embellishments.

German Christmas Cocktail Party, On Sunday, December 17, 5-8 pm, Germany comes to Floyd for a relaxing afternoon of German Advent and Christmas Traditions. Clemens & Barbara von Claparède-Crola will open their home for a fundraiser supporting the Floyd Center for the Arts. Admission to this fundraiser is $85 per person, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Floyd Center for the Arts. Tickets are available NOW! Space is limited; tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Santa Claus at the Floyd Country Store, Dec 17th and 20th at 6 pm. Come see Santa Claus at The Floyd Country Store at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 17 and 20, 2023! Admission is free. Join us for a fun, festive evening with Santa Claus! Photos are welcome.

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Calling all Floyd County Residents and Businesses! Start planning today for the Holiday Light Contest. All entries must be submitted by Dec. 11th to be eligible for the competition. To enter, simply take a photo of your decorations and email them to Only one photo will be accepted for judging.

Participants will be featured on the Visit Floyd, VA Facebook page for people to vote from Dec. 12th through Dec. 18th. The winners of both categories will be announced on Dec. 19th and receive a trophy.

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Looking to pick out and cut your own Christmas Tree? Check out our list of local Christmas Tree Farms here. 

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