Welcome to the 3rd Annual First Bank Tinsel Trail! We invite you to experience the magic of beautifully decorated trees, specially designed by local businesses and organizations. Opening night is Friday, December 2nd at 5:30 pm in historic downtown Fincastle. Step back in time and walk the Tinsel Trail to view the beauty of the trees highlighting the evening in this historic setting. The decorated trees remain up through the month of December!
Dates to remember:
12/9 and 12/16 | 6-8 pm | First Bank will be serving hot chocolate in front of the courthouse, with special appearances by The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville.
What to expect on opening night on December 2nd 🎄
Bring your family and friends to the lighting of the Christmas trees in front of the Courthouse at 5:30 p.m., followed by music by the Lord Botetourt High School Chorus, directed by Marilyn Meade. As you walk through town don't forget to vote for your favorite tree. Visit the Kyle House to shop the many holiday vendors. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to greet the children and hear their Christmas wishes. Stop by 1772 Rooftop on Main for a evening cocktail and to enjoy the panoramic views of the decorated trees.
Everyone is welcome to attend the holiday open house at The Botetourt County Historical Museum. View their exhibits, enjoy home made mulled cider, hot chocolate, and light fare at their new location! Fun for the whole family.
The Tinsel Trail is on display throughout December for self-guided tours. Arrangements may be made with the Chamber for private tours of the Tinsel Trail in partnership with the Museum. Please reach out to the Chamber to schedule a date. Many downtown activities will be taking place during the month of December. Please see the calendar (under documents) for a list of events.
Dates to Decorate the trees are November 28th-30th. Tree Decorators: Please schedule your tree decorating times here.
Dates to take down the tree decorations are January 1-3, 2023. Please have the ornaments removed by 1/3/23.