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In The News

Downtown gets in the holiday spirit 


PHOTOS: Annual Downtown South Boston Christmas Open House 


As holiday shopping madness sets in, movement spotlights local businesses 


Shop small: Nov. 28 will celebrate role small businesses play in helping economies thrive 


Governor McAuliffe Announces $300,000 in Virginia Community Business Launch Grants 


Fun for entire family at South Boston Harvest Festival Saturday 


A Dr. Seuss Christmas in store for annual Yule parade 


SoBo announces theme for annual Christmas parade 


Destination Downtown South Boston lauded for efforts in revitalization 


A Main Street standout 


South Boston Applying for A National Revolutionary War Park 


Destination Downtown South Boston Seeks Input For New Business Opportunities 


Major Revitalization In The Plans For South Boston 


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2016 Event Calendar


30th Annual Downtown South Boston
Christmas Open House

Sunday, November 20th, 2016  |  1 - 5 pm

It's A Holiday Tradition! The 30th Annual Historic Downtown South Boston Christmas Open House from 1 to 5 pm. Downtown Stores will be open for your holiday shopping pleasure.

Take your picture with Santa.

Register to win a gift certificate from participating merchants and enter to win a $100 Downtown Gift Certificate.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November, 26 2016

Downtown South Boston, Small Business Saturday

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by visiting your favorite locally owned businesses! DDSB is partnering with Town of Halifax, Halifax Village Association, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of South Boston to "Shop Small'!

Share where you #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday! We are having a selfie event! Take a selfie this Sat Nov 26 in your favorite local businesses with owners, signage, staff, unique finds, whatever! And tag #ShopSmall, #ShopSmallSoBo,and #ShopSmallHali! Join in the fun and show us your selfies!

South Boston Christmas Parade

Theme - "A Dr. Seuss Christmas"

Saturday, December 3, 2016  |  5 pm

Click here to download an application for the Christmas Parade.

Here is a list of Dr. Seuss books: Complete list of Dr. Seuss Books

Title Sponsor
Elliott Electric, Inc.

Gold Bells Sponsor
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital

Silver Bells Sponsors
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Benchmark Community Bank

Jingle Bells Sponsors
Piedmont Credit Union
True Value
Comfort Systems USA MidAtlantic
Carter Bank & Trust
South Boston/Halifax Retail Merchants Association

Media Partner - 95.3 WHLF FM
Communication Partner - Professional Communications

List of 2017 Dates!

More Dates TBA Shortly

South Boston Harvest Festival - Saturday, September 30 (9am-5pm)

Veterans Day Parade - Saturday, November 11 (11am)

Small Business Saturday - Saturday, November 25

Downtown Christmas Open House - Sunday, November 19 (1pm-5pm)

South Boston Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 2 (5pm)

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