Holiday events at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center range from the annual Fashions for Evergreens Christmas tree display to the Preceptor Omicron’s New Year’s Eve party, a charity ball.

Here are details of holiday events along with reservations information.

Fashions for Evergreens
Now in its fourth year of raising money for United Way of Roanoke Valley, Fashions for Evergreens creates a festive atmosphere with more than 25 professionally designed trees on display. The end date is Jan. 1, and viewing is free and open to the public. 

Holiday luncheon buffets
Throughout December, the hotel's Regency Room buffet, on weekdays and Saturdays, will include holiday extras such as mulled apple cider, drink specials, and a build-your-own-dessert bread pudding station. Cost is $18 per person, $12 for children between 6 and 12.

Breakfast with Santa
A breakfast buffet plus a photo with Santa are included in the ticket price ($45 adults, $25 children), with proceeds benefiting the Roanoke Valley's CHIP (Child Health Investment Partnership). Families can request either an 8:30 a.m. or an 11 a.m. seating for the Dec. 14 breakfast. Tickets are available from CHIP Breakfast with Santa or by calling 540-857-6993.

Holiday tea dance
A dinner buffet plus dance Dec. 22 runs from 3 to 9 p.m. Cost is $28 per person. Reservations are available by email or by calling 540-985-5900.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Dinner buffets are $39.50 for adults and $18 for children 3 to 12. For reservations call 540-985-5900.

New Year’s Eve
The hotel hosts the annual charity ball for the Preceptor Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s friendship network, with proceeds going to local charities, including the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and programs that support pediatric AIDS patients and wheelchairs for children.Cost is $185 per couple and includes a strolling buffet dinner for two, ballroom seating, live music, dancing, a champagne toast, and a balloon drop at midnight. Purchase tickets on the Web or call 540-342-5089.  

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Once owned by Norfolk Southern, the hotel was deeded to Virginia Tech’s foundation, which carried out a $28 million renovation of the historic structure in the early 1990s. Today the property is jointly governed by the the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission,  the Hotel Roanoke LLC (a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation), and Virginia Tech.

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