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Becky says: Happy start to the holidays!

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Let the festivities begin!

Tomorrow morning at 11, Grandin Village will hold its holiday parade.  The week after, we have a long Thanksgiving weekend.  Then - bam - it's December already.

The first weekend in December is packed with events.

Roanoke's Dickens of a Christmas kicks off with the city's tree lighting and the following 2 weekends it continues ... from 6-10p in downtown Roanoke.

There's the Parlor Tour in Roanoke's Old Southwest neighborhood.  That is scheduled for Saturday the 3rd.

In Lynchburg, the Christmas parade kicks off at 5 p.m., Sunday, December 4th.

Head out to Blacksburg Friday afternoon, December 2nd, and you'll find the Winter Lights Festival.  It kicks off with pictures with Santa at 4 p.m.   There will be a tree lighting at 5:30.

The temperature drops and the parties begin ... and that's just the first weekend in December!  And I have no doubt there are plenty more events scheduled across Southwest Virginia.

Happy start to the holidays!