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Posted on: December 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Trail walk, tree lighting, parade kick off festivities

The first weekend of December offers four big holiday events, beginning Friday with a walk along the Luminary Trail; and followed on Saturday by the Holiday Market and Christmas on the Plaza; and on Sunday, the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade.


Here are the details: 


Luminary Trail Walk  

Friday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Riverwalk Trail from Main Street Plaza to the Community Market 


This free event is hosted by Danville Parks and Recreation. Celebrate the season with a candlelit stroll along the Riverwalk while listening to holiday music from local carolers and musicians.  Festive luminaries will line the path. Various musical acts will be singing/performing your favorite holiday song. 

Call (434) 857-3384 for more information. 


Holiday Market 

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Market, 629 Craghead St. 


The annual Holiday Market features everything you need to get ready for your holiday get-togethers, including: 

  •     Handmade crafts, jewelry, artwork, and other unique gifts 
  •     Delicious baked goods and other homemade foods
  •        Handmade wreaths and centerpieces 

Admission is free. 


Christmas on the Plaza 

Saturday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Main Street Plaza 


Hosted by the River District Association, Christmas on the Plaza is an annual holiday tree lighting event. This year’s event features entertainment from the GW High School Chorus, Park Avenue Elementary School Chorus, local bands Boule and Dos Guitars, and local dance company, Kuumba. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and popcorn; selfies with Santa; freshly made snow; and children’s activities including sidewalk chalk, face painting, and books from the Ruby B. Archie Mobile Library. 

Visit for more information.  


Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade  

Sunday, Dec. 45 p.m., Main Street. 


The Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade will be held at night for the second consecutive yearThe parade route begins at the intersection of Main Street and Broad StreetThe route ends at the intersection of Craghead and Newton streets. This year’s theme will be Christmas around the World. 

This year’s parade will feature the performance of The Blue & Gold Marching Machine of North Carolina A&T University. The band’s performance is sponsored by Caesars Virginia. 

Visit for more information. 

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