The 2013 SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas continues in downtown Roanoke starting at 6:00 PM this Friday, December 21st. The main event is the SPCA's Pet Costume Contest starting at 6:30 PM in the Wells Fargo Plaza. Dick Daniels & David Page will host the Contest. All judging and awards of prizes will occur on Salem Avenue. The Q99/Gwaltney Cafe' will be set up from 5:30-10:00 PM on Wall Street with Q-Bear. Come by and register to win a Christmas Feast that includes a mini-fridge stuffed with food. The festivities will continue into the night until 10PM including live stage and street performances! Other activities taking place throughout the night in the Historic Market area include strolling St.Nicholas, carriage rides, street actors, chestnut roasting, a magician, a face painter, juggler and Balloon Dude, photos with Santa, a living nativity scene on Campbell Avenue, McDonald's Kid Zone, Santa's Workshop presented by SunTrust at Center in the Square Atruim, the Coca-Cola's Snow Zone on Short Market between Salem Avenue and Campbell Avenue and more! The 2013 Dickens of a Christmas is presented by WSLS 10, The Roanoke Times, City of Roanoke, Haley Toyota, Gentry, Locke, Rakes and Moore, Blue Ridge Copier, Coca Cola, Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and Q99! For more information on 2013 Dickens of a Christmas CLICK HERE!