GALLERY: Roanoke's Hometown Holiday event included plenty of activities, smiles

Some festival attendees played in the simulated snow at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday Dec. 4. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
Some festival attendees played in the simulated snow at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday Dec. 4. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)

Some festival attendees played in the simulated snow at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday Dec. 4. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)

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Athena Rogers plays in the simulated snow at the event in Roanoke. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Hillary Stanton and her band, Texas High Road, performed at the Hometown Holiday event Dec. 4. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Charlotte Benedick enjoys a Christmas cookie at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday event. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Tegan Hastings and her father, Dominic, take a pause for a selfie while decorating cookies. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Maria Rodriguez helped paint faces at the event. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Grayson Lee decorates a cookie at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday event. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Attendees enjoy s'mores at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday event. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Two attendees enjoy s'mores at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday event. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
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Derek Martinez makes funnel cakes at Roanoke's Hometown Holiday event Dec. 4. (Anjali Krishna/Community Impact)
The city of Roanoke held its Hometown Holiday event from noon to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4.

The free event, which took place in the city's historic downtown along Oak Street, included treats—from s'mores to funnel cake to custom-decorated Christmas cookies—as well as live music, simulated snow, a parade, carriage rides, a shopping bazaar, the tree lighting ceremony and more.


Details on Roanoke's other Christmas events, including a breakfast for first responders, can be found here.

By Anjali Krishna