Virginia is the most beautiful place to spend the holidays, surrounded by tradition and natural beauty. Your apartment in Daleville places you at the center of some of the most magical opportunities to share the season with loved ones. Whether you enjoy hosting the perfect holiday party, or if you prefer enjoying activities out in Daleville and nearby Roanoke, you have a wealth of chances to make special memories and find special gifts for friends and family. Listed below are a few of our favorite suggestions to get the magic started.
What better way to get in the spirit of the season than to shop and lunch in a unique café that features local artists and helps those in need? Make a plan to stop by 2nd Helpings shop.gallery.cafe for their Christmas Open House. Find one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists at special prices, and enjoy their tasty Big Box Lunch. This is the perfect chance to find something special for that hard-to-shop-for friend, or to find a special piece of art to decorate your Daleville apartment.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for at 2nd Helpings, you can shop for just about anything you can imagine at the Monster Indoor Holiday Flea Market. More than 200 vendors will be displaying a wide variety of offerings under one roof, allowing you to find the perfect centerpiece for the Thanksgiving meal you host in your apartment in Daleville, a special memento for a loved one, or maybe something you could never have imagined would be the perfect thing for a loved one.
Burn some extra calories (and a justify a little extra stuffing and the Thanksgiving meal) and make a plan to participate in the Drumstick Dash, a 5k that helps the Rescue Mission provide more than 250,000 meals to homeless and hungry families in the area. The race route winds through scenic Roanoke designed to insure maximum ease and safety on race/walk day. The race ends in Roanoke’s historic City Market, allowing your non-running friends and family to enjoy the fun and the music at this family-friendly, rain or shine Thanksgiving morning event.
After the turkey is gone and the kitchen in your Daleville apartment is clean, it’s time to get ready for the “season of light”! What better way to enjoy the season than at Explore Park’s light filled Illumnights display! Celebrate the season in a dazzling world of over 500,000 lights that celebrates nature, fantasy, adventure and Christmas traditions. Explore the half-mile wooded path and take in the sights and sounds of the season, and then stop in for nightly marshmallow roasting at Explore Park’s artisan Christmas market.
If holiday music makes your heart beat with holiday spirit, make a special plan to attend the Holiday Pops Spectacular with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Join the RSO Chorus, Virginia Tech Chorus, & the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir, the RSO and Maestro Wiley to kick off the Holiday Season at Virginia’s largest holiday tradition.
However you decide to celebrate the holidays, your Daleville apartment is the perfect place to enjoy old traditions, or make new ones. Have a magical holiday season in Daleville!