Christiansburg packed with people for Christmas in the Market

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Streets in downtown Christiansburg are packed with people Friday night for the second annual Christmas in the Market celebration.

Vendors lined the streets of downtown to celebrate Christmas a little early. More than 50 tables were selling food and five food trucks that made the trip here.

And if it's anything like last year, the streets will be packed!

Christiansburg opened a new Farmers Market last year and when the season was over, vendors wanted to do something for Christmas. So they tried it out.

The biggest issue was getting enough people to take part. Some places, like the popular Cellar food truck, said they had already decommissioned the truck for the year. But they're here now for an even bigger Christmas in the market.

"We ran out of food a little early last year, so we've got more food trucks coming, more vendors, four different states will be represented here. It's really been well received," Christiansburg Farmers Market Manager Sarah Belcher said.

Belcher says the cold has caused some participants and vendors to pull out. But some vendors also backed out out last year when it was 65 degrees, so it may not be all the cold weather.

The Christmas in the Market goes until 9 p.m. Friday on Hickok Street. The parade began at 7 p.m.