ROANOKE, Va. -

The Roanoke Valley's largest holiday celebration, Sun Trust Dickens of a Christmas, returns this year during the first three Friday nights in December.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA brings back its beloved Pet Costume Contest on Friday, December 20th, on Salem Avenue at Wells Fargo Plaza.

Pet owners should report by 5:30 p.m. to register their pets the night of the event. Contest begins at 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Roanoke, Inc. is once again guaranteeing snow on December 20.

Snow My Yard will bring 8 to 10 tons of snow.

The artificial snow will cover Market Street, adjacent to the City Market Building in the Coca Cola Snow Zone.

The free Coca Cola Snow Zone will also include a sledding area, encouraging kids to take advantage of this promised snowfall.

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