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The City of Salem’s Holiday celebrations will be non-stop on the first weekend of December. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will officially get the festivities started on Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. on the Salem Farmers Market. That will be followed by the much anticipated Christmas Parade and a host of other events that weekend. Please take a moment to review these activities and mark them on your calendars.

HOLIDAY EVENTS
Lighting of the Christmas Tree
Dec. 6, 6pm
Salem Farmers Market

Christmas Parade
Dec. 6, 6:30pm
Downtown Salem

Ye Olde Salem Christmas
Dec. 7, 11am - 4pm
Downtown Salem

Gingerbread Festival
Dec. 7, 11am - 4pm
Longwood Park

Lighting of the City of Salem Christmas Tree
Come join us for the Annual Lighting of the City of Salem Christmas Tree on Friday, December 6, 6 p.m. at the Salem Farmers Market. This is a fun tradition that brings the community together in the downtown area to view the beautiful decorations on Main St. and enjoy holiday music just before the Salem Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Ye Olde Salem Christmas
The Salem Parks & Recreation department also will present “Ye Olde Salem Christmas” on Saturday, December 7, at the Salem Farmers Market, Salem Library and throughout Downtown Salem. Salem citizens, friends, and neighbors are invited to join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as we celebrate an old-fashioned Salem Christmas!

Downtown Salem
Merchant Open Houses

Salem Library
Pictures with Santa (Be sure to Bring Your Camera), Children's Activities and Mailing Letters to Santa. Plus, Hot Cider and Roasted Chestnuts

Salem Farmers Market
Market Vendors, Craft Vendors, Wreaths, Baked Goodies and Carriage Rides

Longwood Park
Gingerbread Festival at Longwood Park Carriage House takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Breakfast with Santa and Ye Olde Salem Christmas are sponsored by the City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department. Get additional information at 375-3057.

The Salem Christmas Parade and Gingerbread Festival are sponsored by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce. You can get information on those events by calling 387-0267.
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