Welcome to the River District Association

"Home for the Holidays" in Danville, VA

This year our annual event "RDA Christmas on the Plaza" went virtual!  For the safety of our entire community, we presented a pre-recorded event LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Comcast Saturday, December, 5, 2020 at 2pm.  If you missed it, you can still see it by clicking HERE as many times as you like!  We hope that everyone in and around the Dan River Region will participate in 2021 by submitting content to be included in the show.  While we can't be together in person this year for the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Danville's River District we want friends and family to gather virtually for this festive event including:

  • Special Segments featuring opportunities to support our local nonprofits!​​

  • Special Performances by Local Talent!

  • Tree Lighting on the Plaza Finale!


Holiday Greetings

Individuals, Families, Businesses, and Nonprofits in the Dan River Region


We want this event to bring the community together and see as many of you as possible.  Read the GUIDELINES and tips for submissions and then get creative, get dressed up, decorate your background, and record a 5 second holiday video to submit by clicking right HERE.  Record your submission for 2021 this year and have it done early!  Don't live in the Dan River Region, but have family or friends here?  You can submit videos too!  The deadline for early submissions is January 20, 2021 at 11:59pm and then we will reopen submissions later in 2021.







Local Musicians

See your local favorites performing holiday classics!


Featuring Christmas songs covered by Bearded Whiskey, Dos Guitars, The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, Matt Crowder, and MORE!  Interested in performing for our 2021 event?  Email home@riverdistrictassociation.com

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Special Visits from Santa & Mr.s Claus

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are coming to Danville!


Santa and Mrs. Claus will be saying hello throughout the show, reading letters sent in by YOU, singing a few songs, and reading a story before the Tree Lighting Finale!  Santa will return next year!  Keep an eye on our page to see when submissions reopen!

COLORING CONTEST with these FREE printable coloring sheets!

Print these coloring pages and share your coloring skills on social media with #RDAColoringForTheHolidays, to be entered into a contest to win tickets to the Ballou Park Community  Holiday Light Show.   We will announce ten winners on December 5. 

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