Memories...will be made to last a life time as you journey at your own pace
through a dazzling half mile wooded trail of over 500,000 lights.
Celebrate...the magical sights and sounds of our interactive color changing orbs, maze of lights,
and beautifully lit displays inspired by nature, fantasy, adventure and Christmas traditions.
Discover...the natural beauty of Explore Park with a horse drawn carriage ride on select nights, or
enjoy the taste and smells of S'mores, roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, and other treats.
Families...will enjoy shopping for artisan crafts, and there's even a magical place for children only in our Santa's Work Shop where they can secretly shop on their own and decorate cookies on select nights.
Gift of Giving...All proceeds support the valuable missions of Center in the Square and Explore Park.
Click the link below to buy advance tickets on-line at a discounted rate, view calendar of events, hours of operation and fun facts.
For Center in the Square and it's 11 beneficiary organization's, volunteer's mean more to us than someone just donating their time. Volunteer's help to reaffirm the value of our mission that's endured for 35 years, and we look forward to continuing our mission with you for many more years to come.
Please click the link below to sign-up to volunteer, or for more details on how you can contribute, please contact Cathalene 'Cat' Turi.
540-342-5719 ~ email@example.com
Center in the Square and Roanoke's Explore Park have partnered together for the last 2 years to create the first ever holiday walk through light show in this region of Virginia. While we have raised the money to bring this spectacular show to life, this huge event would not be a success without the valuable help of volunteer's like you.
For details about visiting Explore Park to experience Illuminight's or on how you can volunteer, please click the link below. When Roanoke County's Park & Rec page appears, just scroll mid-way down to "Volunteers".
The 7th annual Downtown Countdown is a fundraising event taking place on CITS's 1st and 2nd floors, Market Square and The City Market Building. We need dedicated volunteer's to help make this a safe and fun event for all. Proceeds support Center's beneficiary organizations:
* Harrison Museum of African American Culture
* History Museum of Western Virginia
* Kids Square Children's Museum
* Mill Mountain Theatre
* Opera Roanoke
* O. Winston Link Museum
* Pinball Museum
* Roanoke Ballet
* Roanoke STARCADE
* Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
* Science Museum of Western Virginia
Free to the Public!
Enjoy our atrium's vibrant fish tanks on the first floor and journey your way up to our sixth floor where you can enjoy our rooftop's own Koi Pond and majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains right here in the heart of downtown Roanoke.
Want a unique space to hold a special event? We might be just what you're looking for. Contact us for event details and pricing. You're sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!
Center in the Square Celebrates it's 35th Birthday!
We're proud to have broadened our horizons to include new programs and museums that encourage learning through play.
Located in Center's building: Harrison Museum of
African American Culture,
Kids Square Museum,
Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke Pinball Museum, Roanoke STARCADE, and
the Science Museum.
We also have several off-site beneficiary organizations!
Alone we have a building. Together we have a legacy!
There are many ways for you to become involved with
Center in the Square,
all of which are truly valuable to our community.
Your contributions help to sustain a vibrant downtown scene, maintain economic development, and also
re-enforces the value of educational opportunities in the arts, culture and sciences for our region.
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